Virginia Hosts Duke Sunday in NCAA Quarterfinal
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Ã¢â‚¬” 3-Seed Virginia Cavaliers (15-5) vs. Duke (13-6)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field|
|Media||Live Streaming Video ||
|Additional Information||NCAA Tournament Central | Printable Bracket
2015 Season Stats | 2015 Fact Book (.pdf)
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Nov. 15, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (15-5), the No. 3 seed in the 2015 NCAA Field Hockey Championship, hosts Duke (13-6) in a quarterfinal game on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
Free live streaming video and live GameTracker stats for all three games will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is one of four host sites for the first two rounds of the tournament. Syracuse, North Carolina and Connecticut are serving as the other three host sites for the first and second round games. The winner of each site will advance to the NCAA semifinals on Nov. 20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The National Championship game will take place on Nov. 22 at Michigan.
Virginia advanced after defeating Delaware, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday. The Blue Devils defeated Stanford, 1-0, in overtime in the other Saturday’s other first-round game at Turf Field.
Virginia is ranked No. 4 in the final NFHCA poll of the year with Duke ranked 6th.
Junior Riley Tata (Virginia Beach, Va.) tied the ACC semifinal game against Syracuse game, 2-2, and also provided the game-tying and game-winning goals against Delaware. Tata’s 14 goals is the highest single-season tally of her Cavalier career after scoring 11 her freshman year and 10 last season.
Sophomore Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) scored her team-leading 15th goal of the season yesterday. Vittese also paces the team with 39 points.
Ashley Kristen scored Duke’s lone goal on Saturday, tipping in a shot from Aileen Johnson.
This is the 20th trip to NCAA Tournament for the Cavaliers and their eighth in head coach Michele Madison‘s 10 seasons at Virginia. UVA is seeking its fifth trip to the NCAA semifinals and its first since 2010. Virginia has made four trips to the semifinals, back-to-back trips in 1997 and 1998 and again back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. In Virginia’s four quarterfinal wins, three have come in Charlottesville. UVA downed Penn State, 4-2, in 1997, Michigan State 3-2 in overtime in 2009 and Princeton, 4-2, in 2010 after winning 3-2 in overtime against Michigan State in the first round. In 2010, Virginia upset Maryland in College Park, 5-1, to advance to the semis. Virginia’s last trip to the quarterfinals came in 2012 when they fell 5-2 to eventual-National Champion Princeton in Charlottesville. Additionally, Michele Madison took her 2004 Michigan State team to the NCAA semifinals.
All seats at Turf Field for the games will be general admission with adult tickets priced at $5 and Student/Youth tickets priced at $3. Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com or by calling the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-8821. Day-of-game sales at Turf Field will be CASH ONLY.
There will also be a $5 parking fee for those parking in the Cage Lot. Free parking will be available in the UHall, John Paul Jones Arena, and McCue lots.