Sept. 7, 2016

No. 3 Virginia (6-0-0) vs. Richmond (4-1-0)
Date & Time Sept. 8 – 7 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klockner Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The No. 3 Virginia (6-0-0) women’s soccer team will close a six-game home stand on Thursday (Sept. 8) when the Cavaliers host Richmond (4-1-0) at 7 p.m. at KlÃÆ’¶ckner Stadium.

The Cavaliers are coming off a pair of wins over the weekend against Oklahoma and No. 25 Pepperdine. Virginia has posted six consecutive shutout victories to start the season heading into the contest with Richmond.

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Virginia is led offensively by junior forward Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.) with five goals and two assists on the season, while senior Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) is second with three goals. In all, 10 different players have scored goals this season for the Cavaliers in a balanced offense. Virginia has three multiple-goal scorers this season.

That balance has also come in the form of nine different players recording assists this season, led by junior Megan Reid (Orinda, Calif.) who has three assists on the year. She is one of five players with multiple-assists this season.

A veteran back line that features four seniors, including defenders Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.), Tina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) and Kristin McNabb (Montville, N.J.), along with senior goalkeeper Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas), has kept opposing offenses in check. The Cavaliers have not allowed a goal on only 19 shots this season.

The six consecutive shutouts is one shy of the streak of seven consecutive shutouts set by the 2007 squad from Sept. 9-30 of that season. The Cavaliers went 5-0-2 in that stretch, while this season’s team is undefeated with six shutout victories.

Virginia set the school record for consecutive shutout minutes with more than 872 consecutive minutes played without allowing a goal dating back to the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Stearns also set the record for consecutive shutout minutes by a keeper with 801 minutes after the shutout of Pepperdine on Sunday.

Richmond is coming off a pair of wins at the VCU Invitational this past weekend with wins over Holy Cross and Sacred Heart. The Spiders are led offensively by Lexi Prillaman with seven goals. Richmond has scored 14 goals this season while allowing seven through the first five games.