June 17, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team announced its 2016 schedule Friday, which includes 11 home games at KlÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¶ckner Stadium and eight contests against 2015 NCAA Tournament teams.
The home schedule is highlighted by an Oct. 2 matchup with North Carolina. ACC and in-state rival Virginia Tech will also visit KlÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¶ckner Stadium this fall, along with non-conference opponents Michigan State, Oklahoma and Pepperdine.
The Cavaliers open the season on the road at Liberty, taking on an NCAA Tournament team from 2015 on Aug. 19. Virginia will then return home for a six-game homestand.
The homestand kicks off with George Mason on Aug. 21, and continues with Michigan State on Aug. 25, Old Dominion on Aug. 28, Oklahoma on Sept. 2, Pepperdine on Sept. 4 and Richmond on Sept. 8.
Virginia will then go back on the road for its only other non-conference road contest, facing 2015 NCAA Tournament participant Georgetown on Sept. 11.
The Cavaliers then kick off the 10-game ACC schedule, beginning at home with Virginia Tech on Sept. 16. It will be the first time UVA has faced the Hokies at home since the 2013 regular-season finale.
Virginia then goes on the road to face Miami on Sept. 22 and Florida State on Sept. 25. The Cavaliers return home to host North Carolina on Oct. 2 and Pittsburgh on Oct. 6. UVA travels to Notre Dame on Oct. 9 and Duke on Oct. 15. The home schedule closes with NC State on Oct. 20 and Boston College on Oct. 23 before the Cavaliers visit Louisville on Oct. 27.
This year’s ACC Tournament will feature the top eight teams in the league standings. The quarterfinal rounds will be played on campus at the top four seeds on Oct. 30. The winning teams advance to compete Nov. 4-6 at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The NCAA Tournament begins on Nov. 11 and runs through the College Cup, Dec. 2-4 in Cary.
Prior to the season, the Cavaliers play two exhibition games. On Aug. 11, Virginia will play Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Cavaliers return home for an exhibition game on Aug. 14 against West Virginia, a team that advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season.
Virginia returns seven starters from last year’s squad that won the ACC regular-season championship and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament., including All-ACC selection Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) and a veteran back line that features upperclassmen Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.), Tina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.), Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) and Megan Reid (Orinda, Calif.). Also returning is senior goalkeeper Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas).
Virginia finished 19-1-3 in 2015.
2016 Ticket Information
Virginia soccer season tickets are on sale and offer the best value. All fans can order season tickets online, in person or by telephone. To purchase tickets online, visit VirginiaSports.com/Tickets. In-person purchases can be made at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
Reserved season tickets are $45. Reserved season tickets were sold out in 2015 and these ticket holders will have the first opportunity to renew their seats. All new orders will be placed on a waitlist and customers will be contacted after the July 22 priority deadline regarding their status. General Admission season tickets also are available for adults ($20), Youth/Senior ($15) and UVA Faculty/Staff ($15).
Single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 8 and are $9 for reserved seats if available, $7 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and faculty/staff. Group ticket orders of 20 or more tickets are $4.