Nov. 21, 2017
|Virginia at Virginia Tech|
|Virginia Tech Date/Time||Wednesday, November 22, 4 p.m.|
|Virginia Tech Multimedia/Game Info||Live Stats - ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Cassell Coliseum|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia volleyball team (7-22, 3-15 ACC) closes out its road schedule at Virginia Tech (9-20, 3-15 ACC) on Wednesday (Nov. 22) at 4 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.
TRACK THE MATCH
The match will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra through ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. Links for live stats and the live stream are available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia played a close match with Miami to open last weekend. The Cavaliers dropped first two sets, but came back to win the third and fourth sets to extend the match. Virginia lost the match 3-2. UVA lost 3-1 to Florida State on Sunday.
Freshman Alex Spencer (North Canton, Ohio) paced the Cavaliers with 3.44 kills per set and 3.00 digs per set in the two contests. Spencer recorded double-doubles in both matches and had a team-high 17 kills and 17 digs against Florida State.
The Cavaliers had four players with double-digit kills in Sunday's match. Spencer led the team with 17, while freshman Sarah Billiard (Matthews, N.C.) added 14, sophomore Chino Anukwuem (East Hanover, N.J.) had 12 and sophomore Jennifer Wineholt (San Diego, Calif.) had a career-high 10.
Anukwuem had a standout performance at the net in Friday's match, recording nine blocks. Anukwuem added six blocks on Sunday to average 1.67 blocks per set over the weekend and finished with 25 total kills.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 3-1 loss to Florida State and 3-0 loss to Miami. Jaila Tolbert has a team-high 291 kills and Cara Cunningham leads the Hokies at the net with 68 blocks.
Virginia dropped the first meeting with Virginia Tech at home on Sept. 27. The Cavaliers won the first set 27-25, but The Hokies battled back to win the next three sets. Sophomore Jelena Novakovic (Belgrade, Serbia) led UVA with 16 kills. The all-time series between UVA and VT is tied 35-35.
The game is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. It is also a potential half of a point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The score for the Clash is now University of Virginia - 1 and Virginia Tech - 2.5. Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at TheCommonwealthClash.com.
Virginia closes the regular season at home against Pitt on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. The match will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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