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Vermont (0-8) at No. 3 Virginia (8-2, 3-0 ACC)
Date and Time Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field
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Sept. 27, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 Virginia field hockey team (8-2, 3-0 ACC) wraps up a three-game home stand on Sunday, Sept. 28 when it hosts Vermont (0-7) at 1 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field. Admission is free for all of Virginia’s regular-season home field hockey games.

The ACC-leading Cavaliers have won seven-straight games, including victories over three top-10 squads (then-ranked No. 3 Duke, then-ranked No. 7 Albany and No. 10 Syracuse) in their last three games. Virginia is also a perfect 6-0 at home this season.

Virginia is coming off a 3-1 victory over No. 10 Syracuse on Friday night (Sept. 26). Freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) added to her conference-leading point total by scoring a pair of goals. Sophomore midfielder Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) scored Virginia’s third goal and also had an assist. Senior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone (Paisley, Scotland) made 10 saves.

Vermont fell 2-1 in overtime at Longwood on Saturday (Sept. 27), their second overtime loss of the season.

Taylor Gaines leads the Catamounts this year with seven points and is tied for first among America East freshmen in the category. Senior Ashley McDonald is tied with Gaines for the team-lead in goals (3), and junior Molly Higgins tops the squad with a pair of assists. Emily Snowden and Lena Benwood have combined for a 3.23 GAA and .729 save percentage in seven games. Snowden leads all division I goalies with 9.60 saves per contest. Benwood made 10 saves on Saturday at Longwood.

Virginia leads the all-time series with the Catamounts, 3-0, including a 7-0 victory last season in Burlington.

The Cavaliers return to ACC competition next Friday, Oct. 3 when they travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to face No. 1 North Carolina. Virginia will be back at Turf Field on Sunday, Oct. 5 when it hosts Ohio State at 1 p.m.

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