No. 5 Virginia Finishes Road Trip at No. 15 Delaware
|No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (11-3, 3-2 ACC) at No. 15 Delaware Blue Hens (11-3, 2-1 CAA)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m.|
|Location||=””>Newark, Del. | Fred P. Rullo Stadium|
|Media||Live Streaming Video | Live Stats|
|Additional Information||Season Stats | Season Preview | Fact Book (.pdf)|
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Oct. 17, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team (11-3, 3-2 ACC) closes out a four-game road swing by playing at No. 15 Delaware (11-3, 2-1 CAA) on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in Newark, Del.
Live streaming video will be available through the BlueHens.com website. Free live statistics will also be available with links to both posted on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is 7-6-1 all-time against Delaware, but this is the first meeting between the two teams since 1993.
Virginia is coming off a 4-3 road win at No. 8 Liberty on Thursday (Oct. 15). Junior Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) scored two goals and also had an assist. Redshirt freshman goalie Carrera Lucas (Brooklandville, Md.) played the second half in goal, making four saves and improving her record to 5-1. Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.), who leads UVA with 26 points this season, had an assist against the Flames.
The game against Delaware will be the Cavaliers’ 10th contest this season against a top-20 team with two more ranked opponents remaining on UVA’s regular-season schedule.
The Blue Hens have had a week off since falling 6-2 at Liberty last Sunday (Oct. 11). Delaware started the season 8-0, but has dropped three of its last six games, with the trio of losses coming against ranked opponents including falling 5-1 at No. 6 Duke.
Delaware has been ranked in the NFHCA Top 20 in each week since September 8 and reached as high as No. 12. The Blue Hens are ranked No. 14 in the most recent NCAA Field Hockey RPI.
The Cavaliers play their final regular-season home game on Saturday, Oct. 24 when they host No. 13 Boston College (7-7, 0-5 ACC) at 1 p.m. Virginia closes out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 30 playing at No. 18 James Madison. Virginia will begin the post season by hosting the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship Nov. 5-8 at Turf Field.