Virginia looks to snap a three-game winless streak Sunday when it visits Clemson. The Cavaliers are coming off a 2-0 loss to North Carolina on Thursday, despite outshooting the Tar Heels 8-7 in the contest. The Tigers are coming off a scoreless draw Thursday night at Virginia Tech.
ABOUT THE CAVALIERS
Virginia enters the game with a 7-4-2 record, 2-2-1 in the ACC, following the loss to North Carolina on Thursday. Jess Rostedt leads the Cavaliers in scoring with five goals and two assists for 12 points. Christina de Vries has a 0.55 goals against average, while posting five shutouts in net this season.
ABOUT THE TIGERS
Clemson enters the game with a 6-5-1 record on the season, 1-2-1 in the ACC, following a tie at Virginia Tech on Thursday. The Tigers are led in scoring by Nuria Zufia, who has four goals and two assists for 10 points. Ashley Phillips has a 1.13 goals against average in net for Clemson and has posted four shutouts this year.
Sunday’s game is the 17th all-time meeting between the teams with Clemson holding a 10-6-0 edge in the series. The series has seen both teams have long streaks. The Cavaliers have won the last three meetings, over the past two seasons. From 1998 to 2003, Clemson won seven consecutive games in the series. The Tigers have won four of the five previous meetings in Clemson, with the Cavaliers’ lone win at Riggs Field coming in 1995.
The Cavaliers travel to Clemson looking for their first road victory of the season. Virginia enters the game with an 0-2-2 record on the road this year. Dating back to last year, Virginia is winless in its last six road contests (0-4-2). The Cavaliers’ last road win came October 13 of last year, a 4-0 win at Virginia Tech.
IN SEARCH OF GOALS
The Cavaliers have been shutout in each of their last three games, marking the first time since 1995 that Virginia has gone three games without a goal. The Cavaliers enter the game having gone 301:21 of play without scoring a goal.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Of the 23 goals scored by the Cavaliers this season, the team has nine different goal scorers. Among those nine players, seven have found the back of the net multiple times. In addition, Virginia has 12 players record a point this season,all of whom have at least two points.
The Cavaliers are on pace to break the school defensive records set during the 2004 season. That year the team set school records for goals against average (0.58) and fewest goals allowed (13). This season, Virginia has allowed seven goals and has a 0.52 goals against average through 13 games. In 2004, Virginia had allowed six goals through the first 13 games of the season.