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No. 4 Virginia hosts 2013 Virginia Nike Soccer Classic
Date & Time Sept. 6 (4pm, 7pm) | Sept. 8 (12pm, 2:30pm)
Teams Virginia, Rutgers, Seton Hall, William & Mary
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klockner Stadium
GameTrackers SHU-W&M | UVa-RU | RU-W&M | UVa-SHU
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Sep 5, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer team will conclude the non-conference portion of its schedule this weekend as it hosts the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic at Klöckner Stadium. This year’s field includes the Cavaliers, Rutgers, Seton Hall and William & Mary.

Friday’s doubleheader begins at 4 p.m. with Seton Hall playing William & Mary, followed by Virginia against Rutgers at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Rutgers meets William & Mary at noon with Virginia and Seton Hall to follow at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for each day are $7 for adult general admission and $5 for youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission. Group tickets (20 or more) are $4.

The Cavaliers enter the tournament with a 4-0-0 record, including top-10 victories over Santa Clara and Penn State. Virginia has scored 16 goals during the first four games, led by sophomore Brittany Ratcliffe (Williamstown, N.J.), who has a team-high four goals, and sophomore Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Molly Menchel (Alexandria, Va.), who have three goals each.

Rutgers also enters the tournament with a 4-0-0 record as Friday’s matchup with the Cavaliers is one of three games nationally that night between two unbeaten and untied opponents. The Scarlet Knights posted home wins over Delaware and Fordham last week.

Seton Hall is 1-2-1 this season, having lost 3-2 at Monmouth on Monday after recording its first win of the season on Friday over Army, 2-0. William & Mary is 1-1-1 this season and is coming off a 3-0 victory over High Point last weekend.

Friday’s matchup with Rutgers is the sixth all-time meeting between the teams, with the Scarlet Knights leading the series 3-2-0. The Cavaliers have won the last two meetings, both at Klöckner Stadium, including a 6-1 victory in the second round of last year’s NCAA Tournament. Sunday’s game with Seton Hall is the third all-time meeting. The Pirates won at Klöckner Stadium in 2006 and the Cavaliers won the matchup in the 2009 Virginia Nike Soccer Classic.

Virginia’s season-opening seven-game homestand concludes on Sept. 12 with the ACC opener against conference newcomer Syracuse.

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