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5-seed Duke (12-5, 2-4 ACC) vs. 4-seed Virginia (13-4, 3-3 ACC)
Date and Time Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field
Media TV: ACC Regional Sports Networks
ESPN3 Live Streaming Video | Live Stats
Additional Information ACC Championship Website | Buy Tickets Online
2015 UVA Season Stats | 2015 UVA Fact Book (.pdf)
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Nov. 4, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (13-4, 3-3 ACC) will be hosting the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship Nov. 5-8 at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.

The fourth-seeded Cavaliers will be taking on fifth-seeded Duke in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. The winner of that match-up will advance to take on top-seeded Syracuse (16-0, 6-0 ACC) on Friday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.

The entire tournament will be broadcast to a national television audience on the channels of the ACC Regional Sports Networks. The games will also be streamed live online by ESPN on the ESPN3/Watch ESPN platforms. Live stats will be available through the ACC Tournament Central website with links to all of these amenities posted on

Virginia is looking for its first-ever ACC Tournament title. The Cavaliers have made six appearances in the championship game, including in 2009, the last time the tournament was held in Charlottesville. The host team has won the ACC Tournament eight times, the last time being North Carolina in 2012.

After closing out the season with a 2-0 win at No. 17 James Madison, the Cavaliers moved from No. 7 to No. 5 in this week’s NFHCA Coaches Poll. Virginia has been ranked in the top-10 all season long and has spent seven weeks ranked in the top-five. Virginia is the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tourney and the No. 5 team in the NFHCA poll. Duke is the No. 5 seed but ranked No. 4 in the NFHCA poll.

Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) scored both of UVA’s goals at JMU last week. Vittese has scored at least one goal in four of the last five games and has contributed points in each of the last seven games.

Virginia won the regular-season match-up against Duke, 4-2. Virginia scored all four of its goals in the first half, with junior Riley Tata (Virginia Beach, Va.) contributing two. Junior Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) scored a goal and also had two assists.

The Cavaliers lead the all-time series against the Blue Devils, 33-17, and have won four of the last six meetings.

The NCAA Selection show will stream live online on on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. The Cavaliers have made 19 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and are vying for their eighth in head coach Michele Madison‘s 10 seasons.

All seats for the ACC Tournament 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, 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.

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