Oct. 5, 2016
|No. 8 Virginia (8-2-2, 1-1-2 ACC) vs. Pittsburgh (1-10-1, 0-4-0 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Oct. 6 – 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¶ckner Stadium|
|Multimedia||| ACC Network Extra|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia (8-2-2, 1-1-2 ACC) women’s soccer team continues Atlantic Coast Conference play on Thursday, hosting the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-10-1, 0-4-0 ACC) at 7 p.m. at KlÃƒÆ’Ã†’Â¶ckner Stadium.
Tickets are available for the contest online at VirginiaSports.com or can be purchased at the gates which open an hour prior to kick. Fans can also follow the action live through GameTracker or through the ACC Network Extra digital broadcast linked at VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers are coming off back-to-back draws against two of the nation’s top teams in showdowns with No. 3 Florida State and No. 16 North Carolina. The contest with the Panthers is the second consecutive home match for Virginia who will then continue conference play on the road over the next two weekends.
Junior forward Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.) leads the Cavaliers’ offense with seven goals and three assists this season, while senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) is second on the squad with five goals and four assists. Shaffer hit the Cavaliers’ goal in the 1-1 draw with the Tar Heels in the last outing.
Virginia has scored 30 goals on the season and allowed only seven goals on the year.
Defensively, the Cavaliers have allowed only six goals on the season behind a veteran defense that features seniors Meghan Cox (Springfield, Va.), Tina Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.), Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) and junior Megan Reid (Orinda, Calif.) along the back line. Senior Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) anchors the defense in goal.
The squad has posted eight shutouts, all victories for the Cavaliers, and held opponents to six shots per game, including two contests where opponents didn’t get a shot off for the match.
Pitt enters the contest led offensively by Alex Wright with three goals on the season, which half of the total goal production of the season for the Panthers. Sarah Krause and Bri Shingary are the top ball distributors with two assists each on the season.