No. 3 Virginia Hosts No. 17 Wake Forest on Sunday at 1 p.m.
|No. 17 Wake Forest (8-5, 1-2 ACC) at No. 3 Virginia (11-3, 4-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field|
|Additional Information||2014 Season Stats | Season Preview | 2014 Record Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
Oct. 11, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 Virginia field hockey team (11-3, 4-0 ACC) hosts No. 17 Wake Forest (8-5,1-2 ACC) on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at Turf Field. Admission is free for all of Virginia’s regular-season home field hockey games.
Virginia comes into the game as the only ACC team without a loss in conference play. With Louisville falling 3-1 at Syracuse on Saturday, the second-place Cardinals, North Carolina and Duke now all have two conference losses which means that UVa can secure the regular-season ACC title with a victory on Sunday. A victory over Wake would also give UVa the top seed and the only first-round bye in the seven-team ACC Tournament, which will be held at Duke Nov. 6-9.
Virginia has twice finished as the ACC regular-season champion, winning the bragging rights in back-to-back seasons in 1997 and 1998.
Last week, Wake Forest upset No. 8 Boston College, 4-3, in overtime to secure its first ACC win of the season. Anna Kozniuk was named the ACC co-player of the week after scoring a pair of goals against the Eagles, including the game-winner. The Demon Deacons took No. 1 North Carolina to overtime on Thursday night before falling 2-1 in a non-conference meeting between the two teams. Georgia Holland scored the equalizer for Wake with nine minutes remaining in the game to send the contest to overtime.
UVa holds a 20-16 advantage in the all-time series against Wake, including winning each of the last three meetings.
Virginia is coming off a 2-1 road victory at Richmond on Friday night. Freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) scored both of the Cavaliers’ goals.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers will play their final two regular-season home games of the year, hosting Liberty on Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. and No. 19 Old Dominion on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. for the annual Senior Day game.