No. 9 Virginia Faces No. 15 Princeton Sunday
|No. 9 Virginia Cavaliers at No. 15 Princeton Tigers|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Princeton, N.J. | Bedford Field|
|Media||Ivy League Digital Network Streaming Video ($) | Live Stats|
|Additional Information||Season Stats | Season Preview | Fact Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
Sept. 5, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia field hockey team (3-0) closes out its weekend road trip by playing at No. 15 Princeton (0-1) on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. at Bedford Field in Princeton, N.J. The game will be streamed live online with a subscription to the Ivy League Digital Network. A link to free live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is ranked ninth in the preseason Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll, the seventh-straight season the Cavaliers have been ranked in the preseason top-10. The first regular-season poll will be released on Tuesday, September 8. Princeton is ranked 15th.
The Tigers will be the second ranked opponent the Cavaliers have faced this season with Virginia earning a 4-3 overtime victory over No. 7 Penn State last weekend.
Princeton opened its season on Friday afternoon with a 5-2 loss to No. 2 North Carolina. Netting four first half goals, the Tar Heels finished with a decisive 26-6 shot advantage and a 6-2 edge in penalty corners. Making 14 saves, Anya Gersoff set a new career benchmark, surpassing her previous high of 12 stops set last season. Freshman Sophia Tornetta and Teresa Benvenuti accounted for the Tigers’ two scores.
Virginia is coming off a 5-4 victory at Rutgers in which eight different players contributed points. Sophomore midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) leads the team with eight points with three goals and two assists.
The all-time series between the two programs is tied 5-5. Virginia won last year’s meeting, downing Princeton, 6-4, in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers will be on the road again next weekend, playing at Louisville and Miami (Oh.) before returning home on Friday, Sept. 18 to host No. 5 Duke at 6 p.m. at Turf Field.