June 22, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer team announced its 2015 schedule Monday, which includes 10 home games at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium and six contests against 2014 NCAA Tournament teams.
The home schedule is highlighted by an Oct. 25 showdown with reigning NCAA Champion Florida State in a rematch of last year’s College Cup final. ACC rivals Duke and Notre Dame will also visit KlÃ¶ckner Stadium this fall.
The Cavaliers open the season with a three-game homestand, beginning with the season opener against UNC Wilmington on Aug. 23. The following weekend is the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic, as the Cavaliers host Cal Poly on Aug. 28 and Delaware on Aug. 30. Richmond rounds out the field of the tournament and will play neutral site matches on both days of the tournament.
Virginia will travel to California on the first weekend of September for a pair of games against NCAA Tournament squads. On Sept. 4, Virginia plays at UCLA in a rematch of last year’s 2-1 Cavalier victory over the top-ranked Bruins in the NCAA quarterfinals. The Cavaliers conclude the trip on Sept. 6 with a visit to Pepperdine, a NCAA round of 16 squad last season.
After the Cavaliers return from California, they conclude the non-conference schedule with a pair of home matches. Virginia hosts reigning Ivy League Champion Harvard on Sept. 11 before welcoming in-state foe Old Dominion on Sept. 13.
The ACC schedule will consist of 10 games this season and opens on Sept. 20 when the Cavaliers host Syracuse. Virginia remains at home the following week, hosting Notre Dame on Sept. 24 and Duke on Sept. 27. The Cavaliers open October with a four-game road trip, visiting NC State, Clemson, Wake Forest and Boston College. After hosting Louisville on Oct. 22, the final home game of the regular season is Oct. 25 with the matchup against Florida State. Virginia closes the regular season on Oct. 31 with a visit to Pitt.
This year’s ACC Tournament will feature the top four teams competing Nov. 6-8 at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The NCAA Tournament begins on Nov. 13 and runs through the College Cup, Dec. 4-6 in Cary.
Prior to the season, the Cavaliers play two exhibition games. On Aug. 14, Virginia will play Illinois in Maple City, Mich. The Cavaliers return home for an exhibition game on Aug. 17 against Maryland.
Virginia returns nine starters, including All-Americans Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Emily Sonnett (Marietta, Ga.), from last year’s College Cup runner-up squad. Virginia finished 23-3-0 in 2014 and has won 32 consecutive home games at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, the fifth-longest streak in NCAA women’s soccer history.
2015 Ticket Information
Virginia soccer season tickets are on sale now and offer the best value. Season-ticket holders from last season will receive a renewal application in the mail. All other fans can order season tickets online, in person or by telephone. To purchase tickets online, visit VirginiaSports.com/Tickets. In-person purchases can be made at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
Reserved season tickets are $45. Reserved season tickets were sold out in 2014 and these ticket holders will have the first opportunity to renew their seats. All new orders will be placed on a waitlist and customers will be contacted after the July 16 priority deadline regarding their status. General Admission season tickets also are available for adults ($20), Youth/Senior ($15) and UVa Faculty/Staff ($15).
Single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 10 and are $9 for reserved seats if available. $7 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and faculty/staff. Group ticket orders of 20 or more tickets are $4.