CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer team will host an NCAA Tournament doubleheader with a pair of second round games on Friday at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers will play Washington State at 7 p.m. in the second game, following the Texas A&M-Virginia Tech game at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $9 for reserved seats, $7 for adult general admission and $5 for youth, UVa students, and senior citizen general admission. Fans can order tickets for the tournament online at VirginiaSports.com and by phone through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets are also available at the Klöckner Stadium gate beginning one hour prior to the start of the day’s first game.
On Friday, cash parking will be available for $5 in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots, and free parking will be available in the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage.
Virginia (15-4-2) is the No. 2 seed in the lower-left quadrant of the bracket and is making its 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance (24th overall). The Cavaliers opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Long Island last week, remaining one of five schools to advance to the second round every year since the NCAA expanded the tournament to 64 teams in 2001. Virginia is looking to reach the round of 16 for the seventh consecutive season. The Cavaliers lead the ACC in scoring with 52 goals, led by All-ACC forward Caroline Miller’s (Rockville, Md.) 14 goals and nine goals from ACC Freshman of the Year Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.). Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) posted her NCAA-record 45th career shutout in the win over the Blackbirds.
Washington State (12-6-4) reached the second round by advancing in penalty kicks following a 1-1 tie at Kentucky last week. Friday’s game will be the Cougars’ seventh consecutive road game. This season marks the second time in three years that Washington State has reached the second round, but it is looking for its first round of 16 appearance since 1994.
Friday’s game will be the second all-time meeting between the schools, both of which have come this season. The teams met on Sept. 9 at Klöckner Stadium in the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic. That game ended in a 0-0 draw despite the Cavaliers having a 19-4 edge in shots.
The winner of the Virginia-Washington State game will play the winner of the Texas A&M-Virginia Tech game on Sunday in the third round. That game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.