CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer team concludes its regular season schedule as it hosts Miami on Thursday 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 fourth of four sets of women’s soccer trading cards, while supplies last.
Prior to the game there will be a Senior Night ceremony for the six players making their final regular season appearances at Klöckner Stadium. Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Amanda Fancher (The Colony, Texas), Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.), Maggie Kistner (St. Louis, Mo.), Emily Perrin (Charlottesville, Va.) and Katie Starsia (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) will be honored.
Virginia (12-3-2, 6-2-1 ACC) enters the game riding a four-game winning streak after wins over Florida State, NC State, Clemson and Virginia Tech. A win on Thursday would mark the first time in school history the Cavaliers defeated five ACC teams in a row. Virginia leads the ACC and ranks seventh nationally in scoring at 2.65 goals per game. The Cavalier offense has been even more explosive at home, averaging 3.58 goals per game this season at Klöckner Stadium. That attack is led by Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.), who has an ACC-high 14 goals this season.
Miami (9-6-1, 3-5-1 ACC) enters the game a point out of eighth place in the conference and the final spot in the ACC Tournament. The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-2 loss at Florida State on Sunday. Kate Howarth leads Miami in scoring with 10 goals this season.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 6-1-1, including a 4-0-0 record in Charlottesville. Virginia has won the last three meetings, including a 4-1 victory in Coral Gables last season.
Virginia will open postseason play on Sunday as it hosts an ACC Quarterfinal game at Klöckner Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The Cavaliers’ opponent will be determined following Thursday’s games.