CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team (6-2) return to Memorial Gymnasium this weekend (Sept. 15-16) to host the Jefferson Cup Invitational, a four-team winner’s bracket format tournament. The Cavaliers wrap up their non-conference schedule as they host Norfolk State (1-4) on Friday (Sept. 15) at 7 p.m. before challenging either George Washington (2-7) or Wofford (7-2) on Saturday (Sept. 16) at either noon or 2:30 p.m.
All matches hosted at Memorial Gymnasium are free to the public.
- Both of Virginia’s matches will be streamed on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) through the ESPN app, which is available through participating TV providers that carry ACC Network.
- Live stats will also be available for both matches and can be accessed through the volleyball schedule page on VirginiaSports.com
- Fans planning to attend Virginia volleyball matches this season are encouraged to park in the Culbreth, Central Grounds or Emmet/Ivy parking garages utilizing the ParkMobile app.
- For more information regarding hourly parking locations and payments, visit virginia.edu/parkmobile.
- This year marks the 45th season of Virginia Volleyball, which held its inaugural season in 1979.
- In 44 complete seasons, UVA is 668-751 (.471)
- The Cavaliers are set to host 14 home matches in 2023.
- For the first time in history, Virginia will face Rider (Aug. 25) and Quinnipiac (Sept. 1).
- Head coach Shannon Wells is in her third season at the helm.
- Virginia opens the Jefferson Cup Invitational against Norfolk State on Friday, the second time the two programs will meet. UVA leads the all-time series 1-0.
- The Hoos will face either George Washington or Wofford on Saturday. Virginia trails the all-time series 6-10 against the Revolutionaries, while a matchup featuring the Terriers would mark the first meeting between the two sides.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Cavaliers return home from the DMV Invitational having gone 2-1, picking up a sweep over Howard (25-15, 25-21, 25-21) and a thrilling 3-1 win over UMBC (27-25, 21-25, 25-19, 28-26) while falling to Coastal Carolina 0-3 (20-25, 17-25, 22-25).
- The Virginia offense was firing on all cylinders against the Bison, as the team finished with a .410 hitting percentage as a team, the first time UVA has finished a match hitting over .400 since Boston College on 11/26/14 (.453).
- Libero Milan Gomillion had a standout game against the Chanticleers, recording 27 digs, tying the most by a UVA player in a three-set match in program history.
- Middle blocker Abby Tadder recorded her first career double-double against UMBC (13 kills, 12 blocks). Outside hitter Chloe Wilson also recorded a career high in blocks (nine) against the Retrievers.