NEWTON, Mass. — The No. 14 Virginia women’s soccer team takes to the road for the first time this season as it visits No. 18 Boston College on Sunday. Game time at the Newton Soccer Field is set for 1 p.m.
The Cavaliers (7-1-1, 1-0 ACC) are coming off a 4-1 win over No. 6 Maryland on Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium in their conference opener. Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) had two goals against the Terps and leads the team with nine goals this season. Gloria Douglas (Fayetteville, N.C.) and Kaili Torres (Fleming Island, Fla.) also scored against Maryland. Virginia leads the nation with 32 goals scored this season.
The Eagles (5-0-2, 0-0 ACC) defeated Dartmouth 2-0 on Wednesday in their last game. Sunday’s game is the ACC opener for Boston College, which has allowed just one goal this season.
Boston College leads the all-time series 6-2-2, including a 3-0-0 record in Newton. All three previous games at the Newton Soccer Field have been 1-0 BC victories. Last year the teams split a pair of meetings. Virginia won 3-2 in overtime over the No. 1 Eagles at Klöckner Stadium, UVa’s first win over a top-ranked team. In the ACC quarterfinals in Cary, N.C., Boston College edged the Cavaliers 1-0.
The game begins a four-game roadtrip for the Cavaliers. After the game at Boston College, Virginia will have a week off before meeting North Carolina on Sept. 25 in Chapel Hill in a game nationally televised on ESPNU.