No. 8 Virginia Plays Final Regular-Season Game on Sunday at Boston University
|No. 8 Virginia (12-6, 4-2 ACC) at Boston University (9-7, 4-1 Patriot)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Oct. 26, 12:00 p.m.|
|Location||Boston, Mass. | New Balance Field|
|Media||Live Streaming Video ||
|Additional Information||2014 Season Stats | Season Preview | 2014 Record Book (.pdf)|
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Oct. 25, 2014
BOSTON – The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (12-6, 4-1 ACC) plays its final regular-season game of the year at Boston University (9-7, 4-1 Patriot) on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m.
Links for live streaming video and live stats for Sunday’s game are posted on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is coming off a 5-3 loss at No. 14 Boston College on Friday night. Sophomore striker Caleigh Foust (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) scored Virginia’s first two goals while freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) converted her sixth penalty stroke of the season and also added an assist.
After putting together a nine-game win streak that was capped by its Oct. 3 upset victory at No. 1 North Carolina, Virginia has gone 2-4 in its last six games, with five of those contests being decided by one-goal margins.
On Friday afternoon, Boston University, which was ranked as high as No. 20 in the NFHCA poll this season, took an early lead and never relinquished it, earning a 3-1 victory at American. The Terriers have won five of their last seven games, with their two losses in that span coming in overtime, including dropping a 2-1 decision at UMass last Sunday (Oct. 19).
Valentina Cerda Eimbcke is the reigning Patriot League goalkeeper of the week, the fifth time in her career she has won the honor, but her first this season. Cerda Eimbcke made three saves in a 4-0 shutout of Holy Cross a week ago Friday and five saves in the 2-1 overtime loss at Massachusetts on Sunday, allowing just two goals in 144:50 of play in the two games. Cerda Eimbcke has 31 saves while allowing just five goals in the last six games for the Terriers.
Amanda Cassera leads BU with 19 points, scoring a team-best eight goals with three assists. Three players, including Hester van der Lann, Taylor Blood and Sofi Laurito, have each contributed 11 points.
Boston University holds a 4-2 advantage in the series record, but Virginia won the last meeting, 2-0, in 2012.
The Cavaliers have a bye week next week to prepare for the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which is being held at Duke University’s Jack Katz Stadium in Durham, N.C., on Thursday, Nov. 6, Friday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 9.