CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team returns home for its first game at Klöckner Stadium in 23 days as it hosts No. 10 Florida State on Saturday night. Game time 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. Fans will receive the second of four sets of women’s soccer trading cards, while supplies last.
Virginia (8-3-2, 2-2-1 ACC) is playing its school-record sixth consecutive game against a ranked opponent. The Cavaliers are coming off a four-game road trip where they defeated North Carolina, tied Duke, and lost to Boston College and Wake Forest. Virginia, which still leads the ACC this season with 33 goals, scored just one goal on that road trip.
Florida State (9-4-0, 2-3-0 ACC) is coming off a 2-0 win over NC State on Sunday in Tallahassee. The Seminoles had their 14-game home unbeaten streak snapped earlier in the week with a 2-0 loss to North Carolina.
The game features two of the top three goal scorers in the ACC. Florida State’s Tiffany McCarty is second in the league with 11 goals, while Virginia’s Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) ranks third with 10 goals.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 15-0-4, including a 7-0-1 record in Charlottesville. Last season the teams played to a scoreless draw in Tallahassee. The last meeting at Klöckner Stadium was a 1-0 Virginia victory in 2009, as Sinead Farrelly scored the game-winner in the 44th minute.
Virginia will visit NC State on Thursday before concluding the regular season with three consecutive home games against Clemson (Oct. 16), Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) and Miami (Oct. 27).