Sept. 13, 2012
|Marriott Cavalier Classic|
|Date/Time||Fri. - Sat, Sept. 14-15, 2012|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium|
|Multimedia/Game Info|| UVa vs. VT GameTracker
Liberty vs. VT GameTracker
UVa vs. Liberty GameTracker
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia volleyball team hosts the Marriott Cavalier Classic at Memorial Gymnasium this weekend, facing ACC rival Virginia Tech Friday (Sept. 14) at 7 p.m., and Liberty on Saturday (Sept. 15) at 7 p.m. The Hokies and Flames will meet on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Live stats will be available for all three matches this weekend through VirginiaSports.com
Single-match general admission tickets are $5. Youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission tickets are $4 and group tickets (20 or more) are $3 per ticket. Fans can order tickets online at VirginiaSports.com and by phone through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets are also available at the gate beginning one hour prior to the start of each match.
Last weekend, Virginia (4-5) went 1-2 at the VCU/Third Degree Sportswear Invitational, falling to VCU, 3-2, and Georgetown, 3-0, before defeating Appalachian State, 3-0.
Sophomore Tori Janowski recorded the Cavaliers’ first triple-double since 2000, when she tallied 22 kills, 17 assists and 16 digs against VCU on Sept. 7. Janowski was named to the VCU/Third Degree Sportswear Invitational All-Tournament Team.
The Hokies come to Charlottesville with a 6-3 record after going 2-1 at the High Point University Classic last weekend.
Jennifer Wiker and Samantha Gostling lead VT, averaging 3.44 and 3.32 kills per set, respectively, while Morgan O’Neill averages 4.00 digs per set.
Virginia leads the all-time series, 30-26, while the Hokies won the last matchup, 3-2, on Nov. 25, 2011 in Charlottesville.
The Flames went 2-1 last weekend at the Kent State Mizuno Classic and have an 8-2 record on the season.
Caroline Douglas leads Liberty with 2.90 kills per set and a .367 hitting percentage, while Gabrielle Shipe averages 3.62 digs per set.
Virginia holds a 29-2 advantage in the all-time series and won the last meeting, 3-0, on Sept. 3, 2010 in Charlottesville.
Up next, the Cavaliers host Miami on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., and 2011 national semifinalist Florida State on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
Post-Signing Day Football NotebookFootball2/12/16The start of spring practice is still more than a month away for UVA football players, whose current focus is the team's winter strength and conditioning program.Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.Even-Keeled Cavaliers Ready for RematchMen's Basketball2/9/16At 8 p.m. Tuesday, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC rival Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. The Hokies upset the Cavaliers last month in Blacksburg.
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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.
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