Aug. 18, 2016
|No. 4 Virginia (0-0-0) at Liberty (0-0-0)|
|Date & Time||Aug. 19 – 7 p.m.|
|Location||Lynchburg, Va. | Osborne Stadium|
|Multimedia||Live Stats | Live Video|
|Additional Information||Buy Home Tickets | Twitter | Facebook|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer team opens the 2016 campaign on the road Friday (Aug. 19), traveling to face Liberty at 7 p.m. at Osborne Stadium.
It marks the first time the Cavaliers will travel to face the Flames on the road. Virginia holds a 12-0-0 lead in the all-time series with every game played at KlÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¶ckner Stadium dating back to the first meeting in 2001.
Fans can catch the action through live stats and a free video stream linked at VirginiaSports.com.
It’s a split weekend for Virginia with the Cavaliers returning home to host George Mason at 5 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 21).
Virginia returns veteran units for the 2016 campaign, led by a pair of players named to the preseason watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy honoring the national player of the year. Seniors Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) and Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) were named to the list and are two of seven starters returning from last year’s squad that advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
McNabb and Shaffer also earned preseason All-ACC honors from a vote of the league’s coaches.
Shaffer tied for the team lead in goals scored last year (14) and is part of an offensive group that has five of the top six goal scorers back from last season. Joining her as offensive threats are McNabb and seniors Morgan Reuther (Chantilly, Va.) and Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.) and junior Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.). The quartet combined for 40 goals last season.
Defensively, the Cavaliers also return a veteran unit anchored by four seniors, including Cox, McNabb and Tina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) on the back line, and Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) in goal. The unit helped combine for 15 shutouts last season and allowed only 12 goals on the year.
In goal, Stearns enters her senior season with a career record of 54-5-4 and can tie the school record for wins in a career with a victory against the Flames on Friday night. The current record of 55 wins was set by Chantel Jones in the 2011 season.
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. General Admission season tickets also are available for adults ($20), Youth/Senior ($15) and UVA Faculty/Staff ($15).
Single-game tickets 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.