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Virginia Plays at Virginia Tech Wednesday

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.

HOOS HITS
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. 

OPPONENT INFO
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.

COMMONWEALTH CLASH
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.

UP NEXT
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.


 

 

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