Virginia Faces Wake Forest on Friday in ACC Action
|No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (9-2, 2-2 ACC) at No. 7 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-2, 3-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Friday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.|
|Location||Winston-Salem, N.C. | Kentner Stadium|
|Media||Live Streaming Video ($) ||
|Additional Information||Season Stats | Season Preview | Fact Book (.pdf)|
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Oct. 8, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team (9-2, 2-2 ACC) begins a four-game road trip by playing at No. 7 Wake Forest (10-2, 3-0 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Live streaming video will be available with a paid subscription through the WakeForestSports.com website. Free live statistics will also be available through a link posted on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia enters its fourth-straight week ranked in the top-five in the nation, coming in at No. 5 in this week’s Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches’ Poll. The Cavaliers, who are currently No. 4 in the RPI rankings, will begin a stretch of six-straight games against ranked teams to close out the regular season including Friday’s road contest at No. 7 Wake Forest and Sunday’s game at No. 15 Old Dominion.
After back-to-back losses against now No. 1 Syracuse and No. 3 North Carolina, Virginia added its ninth win of the year with a 4-1 victory over Richmond last Sunday (Oct. 4). The Cavaliers outshot the Spiders 33-2 and the UVA defense kept UR from getting off a shot in the final 45:04 of the game.
The Cavaliers have been showing off their balanced offense with six different players accounting for the team’s last six goals. Thirteen different players have scored the Cavaliers’ 40 goals this season. Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) continues to pace the team with eight goals and 21 points.
Wake Forest comes into the game on a five-game win streak, with four of those games decided by a single goal, including a 3-2 win over No. 11 Boston College last Sunday (Oct. 4). Demon Deacon goalie Valerie Dahmen is eighth in the nation with a 1.28 goals-against average and leads the ACC with a 80.0 save percentage, averaging 5.0 saves per game. Jess Newark leads the team with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists.
The Demon Deacons won the 2015 ACC Tournament while the Cavaliers were the 2015 ACC Regular-Season Co-Champions (sharing the title with North Carolina). Virginia lost twice last season to Wake, each time by a one-goal margin.