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No. 3 North Carolina (9-1, 2-1 ACC) at No. 4 Virginia (8-1, 2-1 ACC)
Date and Time Friday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field
Additional Information 2015 Season Stats | 2015 Fact Book (.pdf)
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Oct. 2, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team (8-1, 2-1 ACC) hosts No. 3 North Carolina (9-1, 2-1 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. at Turf Field in Charlottesville, N.C.

The game was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. but was moved up to 4 p.m. because of anticipated inclement weather.

The Tar Heels will be the second-straight top-three opponent the Cavaliers have faced after UVA fell 3-1 last Friday at No. 2 Syracuse. Of the eight games remaining on the Cavaliers’ regular-season schedule, seven of their opponents are ranked in this week’s NFHCA top 20.

The Cavaliers and the Tar Heels are two of the top-ranked offenses in the country with UNC averaging 3.90 goals per game (5th in the NCAA) and UVA 3.57 (9th in the NCAA).

North Carolina and Virginia were the 2014 ACC Regular-Season Co-Champions after both finished last season with a 4-2 mark in conference games. The Cavaliers topped the Tar Heels 2-1 last season in Chapel Hill. In the last eight meetings between the two teams (dating back to 2009), seven of the games have been decided by one goal with three of those contests going into overtime. North Carolina leads the all-time series, 48-17.

Junior Katie Kelly (Phoenixville, Pa.) has scored a goal in each of the last two games. Kelly leads the team in shooting efficiency, scoring her two goals this season on three shots.

Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) is ranked second in the ACC a 2.11 points per game. Vittese and junior Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) are tied for fourth with 0.56 assists per game.

North Carolina’s Emily Wold leads the ACC in points per game (2.30) and goals per game (0.90). Gab Major is the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals with two assists in the wins over Boston College and Appalachian State.

Virginia closes out the homestand hosting Richmond on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. Admission is free for all regular-season games at Turf Field.

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