CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team continues a four-game road trip on Thursday as it visits No. 4 Duke. Game time at Koskinen Stadium is 8 p.m., and the game will be broadcast by the ACC Regional Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet in Virginia).
Virginia (8-2-1, 2-1 ACC) is looking for its second consecutive top-five road win, after topping No. 5 North Carolina 1-0 in double overtime on Sunday in Chapel Hill. Caroline Miller’s (Rockville, Md.) goal in the 105th minute gave the Cavaliers their first ever win against the Tar Heels in 38 all-time meetings. Miller, who was named the ACC Player of the Week, leads Virginia and ranks second in the conference with 10 goals this season. As a team, the Cavaliers lead the ACC and rank seventh nationally in scoring at 3.0 goals per game.
Duke (11-1-0, 3-0 ACC) is off to the best start in school history and enters the game riding a seven-game win streak. The Blue Devils, who are one of three teams that remain undefeated in ACC play, have posted shutouts in four of their last five games. Duke is coming off a 2-0 win at Clemson on Sunday.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series, 17-11-6, including a 7-4-2 record in Durham. Virginia is 6-0-1 against Duke in the regular season over the past seven years, but the Blue Devils have won both postseason meetings during that span. Overall, the last eight meetings have resulted in a shutout (including a 0-0 tie in 2008). The Cavaliers have been victorious in their last three trips to Koskinen Stadium.
Virginia concludes its road trip against another top-10 opponent Sunday, as it visits No. 6 Wake Forest. Game time is 1 p.m. The Cavaliers return home on October 8 as they host No. 10 Florida State at 7 p.m., at Klöckner Stadium.