No. 5 Virginia Hosts No. 14 Boston College on Senior Day
|No. 14 Boston College (8-7, 0-5 ACC) at No. 5 Virginia (12-3, 3-2 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field|
|Media||Live Streaming Video ($) ||
|Additional Information||2015 Season Stats | 2015 Fact Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
Oct. 23, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team (12-3, 3-2 ACC) closes out its regular-season home slate by hosting No. 14 Boston College (8-7, 0-5 ACC) on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
Admission is free for all regular-season games at Turf Field. Live streaming video will also be available online with a paid Cavaliers Live subscription.
Virginia retained its No. 5 ranking in this week’s NFHCA Coaches’ Poll and moved up to No. 3 in the RPI rankings after two more road wins over ranked teams, a 4-3 win at No. 8 Liberty (Oct. 15) and a 3-2 overtime victory at No. 15 Delaware (Oct. 18). UVA has been ranked in the top-five in each of the last six polls. The Cavaliers are in the midst of a six-game stretch of games against ranked opponents. No. 14 Boston College, this Saturday’s opponent, will be the 11th ranked team UVA has faced this season. Saturday will the final day of ACC contests for all of the league’s seven teams. Virginia comes into the weekend tied for third place with Wake Forest with a 3-2 mark. Boston College is looking for its first ACC win after dropping its other five ACC games with four of those losses being decided by one goal.
The bracket for the 2015 ACC Field Hockey Championships, being held Nov. 5-8 in Charlottesville, will be released on Saturday evening.
Saturday’s game will also feature the annual Senior Day ceremony with Charlottesville native Taylor Brown as the lone fourth-year being honored after the game. Brown has played in 68 games throughout her four years, making 20 starts, including seven this season. Brown scored her second goal of the season last Sunday in the win at Delaware.
UVA is coming off a 3-2 overtime victory at Delaware last weekend, the fourth OT game of the year for the Cavaliers. Virginia’s only loss in overtime this year was a 3-2 setback in double overtime at No. 15 Old Dominion.
Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) leads the Cavaliers in all three scoring categories with 29 points, 10 goals and nine assists. Vittese has contributed at least one point in each of the last five games. Vittese, in just her second season, has already logged 26 career assists, two assists shy of tying for 10th place in the Virginia record book.
Junior Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) is second with 24 points, contributing eight goals and eight assists. Five of Hyams’ points came last week at Liberty when she scored a pair of goals and also had an assist.
Freshman Greta Ell (Plains, Pa.) has also scored eight goals this season, including scoring a goal in four of the last five games.
Boston College has won two of its last three games. Senior goalkeeper Leah Settipane holds the school’s all-time record for career wins with 43. Junior Emily McCoy leads the team in points (19) with twin sister Eryn McCoy second with 17 points.
UVA leads the all-time series with BC, 10-6, but the Eagles won last year’s meeting, 5-3, in Newton, Mass.
Virginia closes out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 30 playing at No. 18 James Madison.
Tickets are on sale for the ACC Tournament. All seats at Turf Field will be general admission with adult tickets priced at $5. Tickets for youth 18-and-younger and students of participating schools are $3. Children two-and-younger are admitted free. Ticket sales on game day will be CASH ONLY. The ticket office and gates to the field open one hour prior to the start of the first game each day.
Fans can purchase advance tickets online at VirginiaSports.com, in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium or over the phone at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821).
More information about the championship is available at theacc.com.