Sept. 4, 2016
|No. 3 Virginia (5-0-0) vs. No. 25 Pepperdine (4-1-0)|
|Date & Time||Sept. 4 – 2 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klockner Stadium|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 Virginia (5-0-0) women’s soccer team will host No. 25 Pepperdine (4-1-0) at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at KlÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¶ckner Stadium as the program continues a six-game homestand.
Fans who can’t make it out to the action can follow live through GameTracker linked at VirginiaSports.com. Single-game tickets remain available for all Virginia women’s soccer matches.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 3-0 victory over Oklahoma on Friday night, while the Waves are coming off an overtime win at Maryland on Friday night.
Virginia got goals from junior Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.) and senior Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) in the victory over the Sooners as the pair continues to lead the Cavalier offense. Latsko has five goals on the season, while Shaffer is second on the team with three. In all, eight different players have scored for Virginia this season with eight players also adding assists.
Virginia has posted five consecutive shutouts to open the 2016 season and has posted eight consecutive shutout matches dating back to the end of the 2015 season. It’s been 782 minutes since the last goal scored against the Cavaliers, which came in the NCAA Tournament opener against Howard on Nov. 13, 2015.
Defensively, the veteran back line made up of three seniors and senior Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) in goal have set the tone for the Cavaliers. Stearns, combined with senior defenders Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.), Tina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) and Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) have held the first five opponents scoreless and two of the last three without a shot.
Rylee Baisden and Nicole Leggio lead Pepperdine with four and three goals, respectively, this season as the Waves have scored 10 goals on the year. Baisden hit the game-winner for the Waves at Maryland on Friday night, her fourth of the season. Defensively, Pepperdine has allowed four goals with three coming in the last outing against USC.