Oct. 17, 2015
|No. 2 Virginia (10-1-1, 4-1-0 ACC) at Boston College (9-6-1, 3-3-1 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Oct. 18 Â• 1 p.m.|
|Location||Boston, Mass. | Newton Campus Field|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia women’s soccer team continues its road trip on Sunday, traveling to face the Boston College Eagles at 1 p.m. at the Newton Campus Soccer Field.
Virginia (10-1-1, 4-1-0 ACC) is coming off back-to-back shutouts on the road at No. 5 Clemson and Wake Forest, and has posted three consecutive shutouts in ACC play. All four conference wins for the Cavaliers have been shutouts.
Boston College (9-6-1, 3-3-1 ACC) is coming off a loss at the hands of Notre Dame on Thursday night when the Irish defeated the Eagles 2-0.
Juniors Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) and Morgan Reuther (Chantilly, Va.) pace the Cavalier offense this season. Shaffer, who contributed the goal-winning assist at Clemson and hit the game-winning goal at Wake Forest, also hit the game-winning goal against nationally-ranked Duke to help Virginia to the three consecutive wins. She is second on the team in goals with six and second on the team with five assists. Reuther paces the team with seven goals on the season.
Junior Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) has started the last four matches in goal for the Cavaliers and has posted a 4-1-1 record on the season. She ranks 13th nationally for goals against average and has combined with junior Jessie Ferrari (Fairfax, Va.) to post eight shutouts on the season.
The Cavaliers have been one of the most prolific offenses this season, ranking second nationally with 3.00 goals per game and have 12 different goal scorers this season. Virginia also has seen 11 different players post an assist on the year with solid ball movement and distribution on the attack.
The defense has been solid, allowing only six goals on the season under the direction of the junior goalkeepers and a back line that features senior Emily Sonnett (Marietta, Ga.) who was named to the preseason MAC Hermann Trophy watch list and was recently tabbed to compete with the USWNT as part of the Victory Tour following the World Cup championship this past summer. Also anchoring the back line has been senior Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) at center back alongside Sonnett.
The match on Sunday can be followed online via live stats at VirginiaSports.com. The Cavaliers will then return home next week to host Louisville and No.1 Florida State in the final two home matches of the regular season.