CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 14 Virginia women’s soccer team opens ACC play Thursday when it hosts No. 6 Maryland. Game time at Klöckner Stadium is 7 p.m., and the game will be webcast on VirginiaSports.com.
Tickets are $7 for adult general admission and $5 for youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission.
Virginia (6-1-1) is looking to snap a two-game winless streak. After winning the first six games of the season, the Cavaliers had a 0-0 draw with Washington State and a 3-2 loss to Penn State last week. Virginia leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with 28 goals this season.
Maryland (6-0-2) is coming off a 0-0 draw at James Madison on Sunday. The Terrapins, who also had a 0-0 draw with now-No. 1 Stanford, have outscored opponents 24-1 this season.
The game is the ACC opener for both teams, who tied for second place in the league last year with 7-2-1 records. This season marks the first time in five years that Virginia has opened ACC play at home. Last season, the Cavaliers opened conference play with a 3-0 win at Virginia Tech.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 24-4-4, including an 11-0-1 record in Charlottesville. Virginia has more wins against Maryland than against any other opponent. The last three meetings have been high-scoring affairs. Last season, the Terrapins edged the Cavaliers 3-2 in a game played in the midst of a tropical storm in College Park. In the last meeting in Charlottesville, in 2009, Virginia used a goal with one second remaining in regulation for a 2-2 draw. In 2008, the Cavaliers recorded a 3-2 overtime win in College Park.
Virginia will make its first road trip of the season this weekend as it visits No. 18 Boston College. Game time at the Newton Soccer Field is 1 p.m.