May 10, 2017
|Virginia vs No. 4 Florida State|
|Date/Time||May 11 | 11 a.m.|
|Location||Chapel Hill, N.C.|
|Live Video||ACC Network Extra | RSN | Fox Sports Go|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (22-31) will make its first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship appearance since 2013 on Thursday (May 11) when it takes on Florida State (48-6-1) in the tournament quarterfinal at 11 a.m.
Coverage: The game will be aired live locally on Comcast SportsNet and streamed on ACC Network Extra which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. In addition, the game can be viewed on the ACC Regional Sports Networks and on Fox Sports Go. Live statistics for the contest are available on VirginiaSports.com.
-Thursday will be the 100th meeting between Virginia and Florida State and the 18th in the ACC Tournament
-The Cavaliers are making their first ACC postseason appearance since 2013 and seeking their first ACC tournament win since 2011.
-Virginia ended the regular season winning eight of its last 10 games.
-Florida State has won the last three ACC Championships and finished the regular season undefeated in league play (24-0).
-Virginia leads the ACC and is tied for 10th in the country in doubles with 81.
-The Cavaliers rank 2nd in the ACC in total bases (665) and triples (11).
-Virginia finished the ACC regular season with nine conference wins, tied for the second most in school history and the most since 2010.
March Meeting: Florida State, the No. 1 team in country at the time, limited Virginia to just one run in a three-game sweep of the Cavaliers at The Park. It was the first time a top-ranked team played in Charlottesville. Senior Katie Park was the offensive bright spot for the Cavaliers in the series, going 4-for-8 with an RBI.
Hoo History: In the tournament’s current eight-team format, Virginia is the only team to defeat a No. 1 seed after the Cavaliers topped No. 1 Georgia Tech, 6-0 in the 2011 quarterfinal. Virginia is 9-9 against No. 1 seeds since the ACC tournament that began in 1992.
Familiar Foes: Florida State and Virginia have met 17 times in the ACC Tournament since 1992 including six times in the ACC Title game. The Cavaliers won their only ACC Tournament Championship in 1994 when they defeated the Seminoles 3-0 in Tallahassee.
Season Bookends: Virginia opened its season in Scottsdale, Arizona on Feb. 9 with an 11-6 loss to then-No. 6 Oregon. The Cavaliers racked up 11 hits and ended up as one of three teams (Arizona & Washington) to score five or more runs on the Ducks in 2017. The Seminoles managed just two runs in a three-game series last weekend in Eugene. The series sweep of Florida State propelled Oregon to a No. 3 ranking in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.
Extra Bases: Virginia’s ACC-best, 81 doubles are the fourth highest single season total in school history and the most since 2003. The Cavaliers are also two home runs shy of tying the school mark of 55 set in 2015.
Homer Happy: The Cavaliers are the only team in the ACC who have five different players with seven or more home runs. Led by junior Danni Ingraham’s 10 homers, Virginia is ranked fifth in the ACC with 53 home runs, two shy of league leaders Florida State and North Carolina who have hit 55.
Senior Superlatives: Catcher Katie Park comes into Thursday’s game on a 12-game hit streak, two games shy of matching a school record. She has reached safely in the last 14 games and leads the team batting average (.383), runs (34), hits (67) and doubles (12). In 20 games against teams ranked in the NCAA’s top-75 RPI, Park is hitting .435 (30-for-69) with four home runs and 11 RBIs.
Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.Hall Working to Raise NBA StockMen's Basketball6/12/18By the time the NBA draft arrives on June 21, former UVA guard Devon Hall will have worked out for nearly two-thirds of the league's 30 teams.Mueller Sets Sights on World TitleWrestling6/11/18Early this month, Jack Mueller, a rising junior at UVA, clinched a spot on the U.S. team that will compete at the U23 freestyle world championships in Romania.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Adds ACC Veteran Allyson Frei
Softball | 6/11/2018
Frei brings three years of ACC experience and a career ERA of 2.71 to the Cavaliers for 2019.
Allison Davis Named Second Team All-Region
Softball | 5/17/2018
Senior outfielder Allison Davis added NFCA All-Region accolades to cap impressive career at...
Softball Adds Pair to Incoming Class
Softball | 5/15/2018
Head coach Joanna Hardin announced the additions of Jessica Hanflink and Madi Wilson to the...
Senior Allison Davis Named All-ACC Second Team
Softball | 5/8/2018
After leading the ACC in hits during 2018, veteran Allison Davis garners All-ACC recognition.
Virginia Drops Two to End Season
Softball | 5/1/2018
The 2018 season drew to a close for Virginia, as the Cavaliers fell in both ends of a...
Virginia Closes Season at Liberty
Softball | 4/30/2018
The 2018 softball season draws to a close on Tuesday as Virginia travels to Liberty for a...
Key Hit Eludes Cavaliers in 5-1 Defeat
Softball | 04/29/2018
Virginia outhits Duke, but Cavaliers leave 10 runners aboard in 5-1 loss to close ACC play.
Big First Inning Lifts Duke Over Virginia
Softball | 04/28/2018
Savana Avilla records her first RBI at Virginia, but Duke scores six early to take game two of...
- Online Stores