CHARLOTTESVILLE — The No. 6 Virginia women’s soccer team opens a four-game homestand Sunday as it hosts No. 1 Boston College at Klöckner Stadium. Game time is 2 p.m.
The Cavaliers enter their ACC home opener with a 7-2-1 overall record and a 1-1 mark in the conference. On Thursday, Virginia lost 3-2 at No. 5 Maryland, in a game marred by the remnants of tropical storm Nicole. The Eagles are 9-0-1 overall and 2-0-0 in the ACC. Boston College hasn’t played since last Sunday, a 1-0 win at NC State.
Boston College is the first top-ranked team to visit Charlottesville since 2003, when North Carolina came to Klöckner Stadium as No. 1. Overall, Virginia is 0-18-1 against No. 1 teams. The tie came against North Carolina in the 2004 ACC Tournament final, when Virginia won the championship in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw.
Boston College leads the all-time series 5-1-2, but the teams have split the only two meetings in Charlottesville. In the last meeting at Klöckner Stadium, the Cavaliers topped the Eagles 2-1 for their only win in the series. Last year, the teams met twice, with Boston College winning 1-0 in overtime in Newton, Mass., and Eagles advancing past the Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw.
Following the game, the Cavaliers continue their homestand on Oct. 8 as they host No. 3 North Carolina.