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Virginia Entertains Miami, Florida State

Nov. 16, 2017

 Virginia hosts Miami and Florida State
 Miami Date/Time  Friday, November 17, 7 p.m.
 Miami Multimedia/Game Info  Gametracker - ACC Network Extra
 Florida State Date/Time  Sunday, November 19, 1 p.m.
 Florida State Multimedia/Game Info  Gametracker - ACC Network Extra
 Location  Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team (7-20, 3-13 ACC) hosts two of its final three home matches this weekend. The Cavaliers play Miami on Friday at 7 p.m. for Senior Night and host Florida State on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.

Both matches will be streamed on ACC Network Extra via ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. Links for live stats and the live stream are available on


  • Friday’s match will be Senior Night. Senior Haley Fauntleroy (Winnetka, Ill.) will be honored prior to the match.
  • UVA dropped its two matches last week at Louisville and Notre Dame. The Cavaliers had won three of their last four matches entering last weekend, including their last two at home.
  • Freshman Alex Spencer (North Canton, Ohio) led Virginia with 24 kills in the two matches. Spencer is averaging 2.73 kills per set in ACC play.
  • Freshman Sarah Billiard (Matthews, N.C.) has 10 kills against Notre Dame and has reached double-figures in nine matches this season. 

Miami (17-5, 11-5 ACC) has won five of its last six matches entering the weekend. The Hurricanes most recently defeated Boston College, 3-2, and Syracuse, 3-1. Miami leads the ACC with 1.59 service aces per set and is third in hitting percentage (.241) and kills (13.66). Olga Strantzali leads the ACC with 4.63 kills per set. 

UVA came back to go to five sets in the first meeting at Miami. The Cavaliers won the first set before going down 2-1, but won the fourth set 25-23 to send the match to the tie-breaking fifth set. Miami leads the all-time series 13-10.

Florida State (14-10, 8-8 ACC) topped Syracuse, 3-1, and Boston College, 3-0, last weekend. The Seminoles are fourth in the ACC with 2.63 blocks per set and second with 15.95 digs per set. Taryn Knuth is second the league with 1.41 blocks per set to lead FSU at the net. Milica Kubura leads the offense with 3.58 kills per set.

Virginia fell to Florida State, 3-1, in the previous meeting this season. Sophomore Kiley Banker (West Lafayette, Ind.) and junior Jelena Novakovic (Belgrade, Serbia) led the Cavaliers offensively. UVA trails FSU, 38-14, in the all-time series.

Virginia will close out the season next week. The Cavaliers travel to Virginia Tech on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a Commonwealth Clash match before closing out the season against Pitt on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. 

Virginia athletics has updated its bag policies to mirror those already in place for Scott Stadium. At Klöckner Stadium, Turf Field and Memorial Gymnasium the following procedures have been put into effect.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility entrances.

Prohibited Items

  • Artificial noisemakers^ - see exception below for men's and women’s soccer games at Klockner Stadium
  • Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks and similar items
  • Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers,or flasks)
  • Food and beverages
  • Strollers (except umbrella strollers) - prohibited at Scott Stadium only
  • Umbrellas - prohibited at Scott Stadium only
  • Weapons

^For men's and women's soccer matches only, artificial noisemakers are allowed; however air horns, whistles, bullhorns or devices that amplify electric sound, including battery-operated devices, are prohibited.

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

The above procedures are designed to provide a safe and positive experience for all fans in attendance at Virginia athletics events.





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