Sept. 29, 2016
|Virginia at Virginia Tech, Pitt|
|Virginia Tech Date/Time||Friday, September 30, 7 p.m.|
|Virginia Tech Multimedia/Game Info||Livestats - ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Cassell Coliseum|
|Pitt Date/Time||Sunday, October 2, 1 p.m.|
|Pitt Multimedia/Game Info||- ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Pittsburg, Pa. | Fitzgerald Field House|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team makes its first ACC road trip this weekend, traveling to Virginia Tech on Friday (Sept. 30) at 7 p.m. for a Commonwealth Clash match before going to Pitt on Sunday (Oct. 2) a 1 p.m.
Both matches will be streamed live on the ACC Network Extra on WatchESPN. Links for the stream and live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (3-11, 0-2 ACC) opened ACC play last weekend, falling to Wake Forest, 3-1, and being edged by Duke, 3-2, in a five-set thriller. In the matches last weekend, six of the nine sets were decided by three points or less. Senior Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) led the UVA offense in each match with 23 kills and a career-high 25 kills, respectively.
UVA ranks fourth in the ACC in blocks, averaging 2.42 blocks per set. Virginia has recorded double-figure blocks in seven matches, including three-straight matches heading into this weekend’s contests. Freshman Chino Anukwuem (East Hanover, N.J.) ranks sixth in the ACC with 1.31 blocks per set.
Virginia Tech (6-8, 1-2 ACC) is coming off a 3-1 loss to Pitt on Wednesday. Lindsey Owens leads the Hokies with 3.13 kills per set, while Jaila Tolbert paces the offense with a .329 hitting percentage. Cara Cunningham leads the defense with 1.37 blocks per set and Carol Raffety is third in the ACC with 4.47 digs per set.
Virginia and Virginia Tech split the meetings last season, with both teams winning at home. UVA has a 35-32 advantage in the series.
The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 22 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11.5 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings
Pitt (12-3, 3-0 ACC) has won five-straight matches, with three of those coming in conference play. The Panthers lead the league in hitting percentage (.265) and and kills (13.61). Stephanie Williams ranks sixth in the ACC with 3.74 kills per set and Layne Van Buskirk is fourth in hitting percentage (.402) to lead the Panthers. Jenna Potts is fifth in blocks per set (1.32) and Angela Seman is fourth in digs (4.38) to guide the Pitt defense.
UVA and Pitt split the meetings in 2015, with the Cavaliers winning 3-1 at home, but falling 3-0 on the road. The Panthers lead the Cavaliers 8-3 in the series. The last time UVA won in Pittsburgh was Oct. 5, 2013, when they defeated the Panthers 3-2.
Virginia will be back at home following this weekend to host Georgia Tech (Oct. 7) and Clemson (Oct. 8) in Memorial Gymnasium.
Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.'Hoos Hope to Build Momentum EarlyFootball7/15/17Four of Virginia's first five football games this season will be at Scott Stadium.
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 Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule
W. Volleyball | 6/8/2017
Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced the 2017 schedule, which will feature 16...
Virginia Volleyball Adds Olivia Wolodkewitsch
W. Volleyball | 6/6/2017
Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced the addition of Olivia Wolodkewitsch (Omaha,...
Aaron Smith Adds Hudson Bates to Volleyball Staff
W. Volleyball | 4/19/2017
Virginia head volleyball coach Aaron Smith completed his staff with the addition of Hudson Bates ...
Virginia Volleyball Adds Transfer Jelena Novakovic
W. Volleyball | 4/13/2017
Head Virginia volleyball coach Aaron Smith announced the addition of transfer Jelena Novakovic (B...
Jeff White: Smith Eager to Make Most of Opportunity
W. Volleyball | 3/9/2017
After five seasons as an assistant on Virginia's volleyball team, Aaron Smith, 32, took over as...
Virginia Volleyball Hosts Spring Match
W. Volleyball | 3/8/2017
The Virginia volleyball team released its 2017 spring schedule on Wednesday, which includes a...
Volleyball Adds Hannah Barcus for 2017 Class
W. Volleyball | 03/02/2017
Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced that Hannah Barcus (Virginia Beach, Va.)...
Virginia Volleyball Retains Stephanie Ross
W. Volleyball | 02/28/2017
Head Virginia volleyball coach Aaron Smith announced on Tuesday (Feb. 28) that assistant coach...
- Online Stores