No. 3 UVa Set for ACC Battle at No. 6 Wake Forest
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The third-ranked Virginia field hockey team (14-2, 1-2 ACC) heads to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a conference battle with No. 6 Wake Forest (10-4, 1-2 ACC) at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The two teams met back on Oct. 11, with UVa earning a 3-2 overtime victory. The win marked the first in the last 15 meetings between the two teams.
The Cavaliers have had a week off, dropping a 2-1 decision in overtime to second-ranked North Carolina last Saturday.
Sophomore Paige Selenski contines to lead the Virginia offense with 20 goals this season. Freshman Tara Puffenberger has eight goals while senior Traci Ragukas has scored seven times. In the cage, junior Kim Kastuck has a 0.78 goals against average to go along with a .771 save percentage.
Wake Forest is coming off wins over Providence (4-3 in overtime) and Louisville (2-1) last weekend.
Freshman Lizzie Rae paces the Demon Deacons with 10 goals on the season, while teammates Aileen Davis and Kaitlin Piosa have each contributed four goals apiece. Kaitlyn Ruhf has a 2.21 goals against average and a .655 save percentage in goal for Wake Forest.
The win over the Demon Deacons earlier this season gave the Cavaliers a 16-15 advantage in the all-time series.