No. 7 Virginia Closes Regular Season at No. 17 JMU on Friday
|No. 7 Virginia (12-4, 3-3 ACC) at No. 17 James Madison (12-4, 5-0 CAA)|
|Date and Time||Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.|
|Location||Harrisonburg, Va. | JMU Field Hockey Complex|
|Media||Live Streaming Video | Live Stats|
|Additional Information||2015 Season Stats | 2015 Fact Book (.pdf)|
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Oct. 29, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team (12-4, 3-3 ACC) closes out its regular-season slate by playing at No. 17 James Madison (12-4, 5-0 CAA) on Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at JMU’s Field Hockey Complex in Harrisonburg, Va.
Virginia is coming off a 5-4 overtime loss to No. 14 Boston College last Saturday (Oct. 24). Each of UVA’s last five games have been decided by one goal with three overtime games in that span, including a 3-2 double-overtime loss at Old Dominion (Oct. 11). James Madison’s second-to-last game was a 2-1 overtime loss against No. 4 Duke on Oct. 18.
Junior Riley Tata (Virginia Beach, Va.) scored a hat trick, her first of the season and the second of her career, in the loss to BC. Tata is now second on the team 10 goals, marking the third-straight season she has contributed double-digit goals.
Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season against the Eagles. Vittese also paces the team in points (31) and is tied with junior Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) with nine assists.
Virginia holds a 30-12-1 advantage in the all-time series against the Dukes. UVA has won the last three meetings between the two.
As a team, JMU is ninth nationally in goals per game (3.56) and 11th in both points per game (9.25) and scoring margin (1.73). Taylor West leads the team with 13 goals. Melissa Wilken has a team-high eight assists.
The post season begins next week for the Cavaliers when they host the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship Nov. 5-8 at University Hall Turf Field. UVA, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, will play in the very first game, taking on fifth-seeded Duke (11-5, 2-4 ACC) on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. The winner will take on top-ranked Syracuse on Friday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
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 are $3. Children two-and-younger and students of participating schools are 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).
Parking will be free at the nearby John Paul Jones Arena surface lot and, space permitting, at the University Hall and Cage lots adjacent to the field.
More information about the championship is available at theacc.com.