No. 10 Virginia Plays at No. 3 North Carolina on Friday
|No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers (8-4, 2-1 ACC) at No. 3 North Carolina (10-2, 2-1 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Friday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.|
|Location||Chapel Hill, N.C. | Francis E. Henry Stadium|
|Media||ACC Network Extra Live Streaming Video| Live Stats|
|Additional Information||2016 Season Stats | 2016 Fact Book (.pdf)|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
Oct. 6, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 10 Virginia field hockey team (8-4, 2-1 ACC) travels to face No. 3 North Carolina (10-2, 2-1 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at Francis E. Henry Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The game will stream live as an ACC Network Extra game online on ESPN3 and on the WatchESPN app. Live stats will also be available through a link posted on VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers come into the game riding a four-game win streak, including three victories over ranked opponents. The Cavaliers moved back into the top-10 in this week’s NFHCA rankings after holding then-No. 14 Old Dominion to zero shots on goal in last Sunday’s 2-0 victory.
Junior Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) was named both the Longstreth/NFHCA National Offensive Player of the Week and the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her role in UVA’s victories over ODU and Wake Forest. Vittese scored two goals and two assists last week, tying her for the team-high with 16 points this season. Vittese has scored seven goals this season, three of them being game-winners. Vittese now has 106 points in her career, moving her into 10th place on the UVA career point list.
Senior Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) also has 16 points, with five goals and six assists. Hyams currently ranks ninth on the Cavalier career assist list, two shy of tying Nicole McMaster (1993-96) for eighth place.
Sophomore goalkeeper Carrera Lucas (Brooklandville, Md.) leads the ACC with 6.25 saves-per-game. Lucas, who has a 6-2 record this season, has three shutouts and a .769 save percentage, ranking second in the ACC in both categories.
The Tar Heels have won five-straight games with victories over No. 20 Maine, No. 2 Duke and No. 9 Michigan as well as a double-overtime victory against then-No. 1 Syracuse and a shutout of Davidson in their last five games. Sophomore Ashley Hoffman was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal, adding an assist and playing a key role on defense in the Tar Heels’ 5-1 victory over the Wolverines. Two weeks ago, the Tar Heels swept the ACC Player of the Week awards with Lauren Moyer and Julia Young winning the offensive and defensive accolades, respectively.
The Cavaliers will have the rest of the weekend off, returning to action on Oct. 11 for a Tuesday evening game at William & Mary. UVA returns home on Saturday, Oct. 15 to host No. 4 Syracuse at Turf Field. Admission is free for all regular-season home games at Turf Field.