Sept. 10, 2016
|No. 3 Virginia (7-0-0) at Georgetown (5-1-0)|
|Date & Time||Sept. 11 – 1 p.m.|
|Location||Washington, D.C. | Shaw Field|
|Multimedia||| Live Stream|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 Virginia women’s soccer team (7-0-0) hits the road on Sunday to face Georgetown (5-1-0) at 1 p.m. in the final non-conference contest of the season for the Cavaliers.
Fans can follow the action through live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is coming off a 5-0 shutout of Richmond on Thursday night as the Cavaliers have posted seven consecutive shutouts to open the 2016 season. It’s the second time in program history that Virginia has posted seven consecutive shutouts – the first since the 2007 season – and only the first time all seven have been victories. The 2007 season saw Virginia post a 5-0-2 record in that stretch.
The shutouts have resulted in the longest shutout streak in program history as the Cavaliers have posted 962 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal dating back to the 2015 season.
Senior goalkeeper Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) anchors a veteran defense that features four seniors. Senior defenders Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.), Tina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) and Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) join Stearns in limiting teams to three shots per game and no goals.
Offensively, junior forward Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.) leads the Cavaliers with five goals, while senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) has four goals. In all, Virginia has 10 different goal scorers this season with 10 different players adding assists. Junior defender Megan Reid (Orinda, Calif.) leads the way with three assists this season.
Georgetown is coming off a win over George Mason on Thursday night and has won four straight matches since dropping a 3-0 contest to No. 1 Stanford. In that four-match win streak is a 2-1 win over No. 12 Rutgers by the Hoyas.
Grace Damaska leads Georgetown with seven goals this season, while Rachel Corboz has six goals and six assists as the key cog in the Hoya offense. Defensively, the Hoyas have allowed six goals through six matches this season, with three of them coming from the top-ranked Cardinal in the lone Georgetown loss.