The Cavaliers host Boston College Friday in their final home game of the regular season. Virginia is looking for its first ever win over the Eagles, and a win would also mark the 20th consecutive season the Cavaliers have posted a double-digit win total.
ABOUT THE CAVALIERS
Virginia enters the game with a 9-4-2 record, 4-2-1 in the ACC, following the win over Virginia Tech last week. Jess Rostedt leads the Cavaliers in scoring with six goals and three assists for 15 points this season. Christina de Vries has a 0.54 goals against average, while posting six shutouts in net this season.
ABOUT THE EAGLES
Boston College enters the game with a 9-5-1 record on the season, 3-3-1 in the ACC, following a 3-0 win over NC State on Sunday. The Eagles are led in scoring by Gina DiMartino, who has 11 goals and two assists for 24 points. The B.C. back line is anchored by defender Laura Georges, a member of the French National Team and one of 20 players nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
VIRGINIA-BOSTON COLLEGE SERIES
Friday’s game is the fourth all-time meeting between the teams with Boston College holding a 2-0-1 edge in the series. Last season, the teams met for the first time as conference foes, with the Eagles using an early goal to win 1-0 in a game in Newton, Mass.
Friday’s game is the final home regular season game of the season for Virginia. Prior to the game, four Cavalier seniors will be honored prior to their final regular season game at Klockner Stadium. Goalkeeper Christina de Vries, forward Kara Frederick, midfielder Nikki Lieb, and forward Kristen Weiss are the members of this year’s senior class.
WE WERE ON A BREAK
The Boston College game is the Cavaliers’ first game since the October 12 victory over Virginia Tech. The eight day break between games is the longest in-season break for Virginia since 2001. That year, the Cavaliers had a ten day break between games due to the cancellation of games due to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Of the 26 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 eight goals and has a 0.51 goals against average through 15 games. In 2004, Virginia had also allowed eight goals through the first 15 games of the season.