Oct. 13, 2016
|Virginia at Wake Forest and Duke|
|Wake Forest Date/Time||Friday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.|
|Wake Forest Multimedia/Game Info|
|Location||Winston Salem, N.C. | Summit School|
|Duke Date/Time||Saturday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.|
|Duke Multimedia/Game Info||Live Stats|
|Location||Durham, N.C. | Cameron Indoor Stadium|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team will play at Wake Forest on Friday (Oct. 14) at 7:30 p.m. and at Duke on Saturday (Oct. 15) at 6:30 p.m. in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Links for live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (4-14, 1-5 ACC) earned a 3-0 sweep over Clemson last Saturday to halt a 12-match losing skid. The Cavaliers had their best offensive performance of the season with a .375 hitting percentage. Senior Jasmine Burton (West Hills, Calif.) led UVA with 12 kills, four services aces and three blocks.
On the season, Virginia ranks fourth in the ACC in blocks, averaging 2.47 blocks per set. Virginia has recorded double-figure blocks in eight matches, including 13.0 against Georgia Tech last weekend.
Wake Forest (7-11, 3-4 ACC) is coming off a five-set loss to Duke at home on Wednesday night. The Demon Deacons are averaging 13.31 kills per set on a .201 hitting percentage. Kylie Long leads the team and ranks third in the ACC with 4.04 kills per set and Caroline Rassenfoss is adding 3.66 kills per set.
In the first meeting this season, Virginia won the first set 25-20, but Wake Forest edged the Cavaliers in set two (25-23) and three (26-24) and closed the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth set. Virginia leads the overall series 26-21. The last time the Cavaliers won on the road at WF was on Sept. 28, 2013 with a 3-0 sweep.
Duke (12-5, 6-1 ACC) has won four-straight matches entering this weekend. The Blue Devils lead the league in kills (13.75 per set), digs (17.76 per set) and opponent hitting percentage (.164). Six players are averaging over 2.00 kills per set, led by Jordan Tucker with 2.84. Sasha Karelov leads in the conference in digs, averaging 5.06 per set.
UVA and Duke played a close five-set match earlier this season, with the Blue Devils edging out the win 3-2. The first four sets were all decided by three points or less, with two requiring extra points. Duke leads the overall series 50-13. Virginia won the match in Durham last season, 3-1, which was the first win for the Cavaliers at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2003.
Virginia will return home to host No. 15 Florida State and Miami Oct. 21-22 in Memorial Gymnasium.
'Hoos Looking to Make More HistoryMen's Tennis5/22/17A win over No. 9 seed North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon would give second-seeded Virginia its third straight NCAA men's tennis title.McKee Thriving in New SurroundingsTrack & Field, Cross Country5/22/17A transfer from Kansas, Kelly McKee will compete in the triple jump this week at the NCAA East Regional meet in Lexington, Kentucky.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball5/16/17The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them to four straight NCAA tournaments.
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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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