Aug. 17, 2017

No. 11 Virginia (0-0-0) at UNCW (0-0-0)
Date & Time Aug. 18 – 7 p.m.
Location Wilmington, N.C. | UNCW Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia (0-0-0) women’s soccer team opens the 2017 season on Friday (Aug. 18), traveling to face UNCW (0-0-0) at 7 p.m. at the UNCW Stadium in Wilmington, N.C.

Friday night’s match will be broadcast through a live video stream provided by UNCW and through live stats. Links to both are available at Fans can also follow the action through the program’s official Twitter account by following @UVAWSoccer.

– UVA opens the season with UNCW for the second time in three seasons
– Virginia opened the 2015 season at home against the Seahawks, posting an 8-0 victory
– UVA and UNCW also faced in the NCAA Second Round that season, winning 2-0 at home
– Virginia leads the all-time series with UNCW 3-0-0 with all three meetings in Charlottesville

– UVA returns 15 letterwinners and six starters from last year’s squad that advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament
– Back are three players who earned post-season honors from the ACC – Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.) and Alissa Gorzak (Naperville, Ill.) who were All-ACC third team selections, and Zoe Morse (East Lansing, Mich.) an All-Freshman honoree
– UVA returners contributed 29-of-52 goals scored a year ago and 28-of-41 assists
– Among those are three of the top five goal scorers and three of the top five players in assists from 2016

– UVA has welcomed four newcomers in the class of 2017: Laurel Ivory (Surfside, Fla.), Taryn Torres (Frisco, Texas), Sofia Weiner (Evergreen, Colo.) and Sydney Zandi (West Chester, Pa.)
– The class ranked No. 7 nationally prior to Ivory, a class of 2018 prospect, who graduated early to enroll at UVA
– With the addition of Ivory, the class moved into the top 5 nationally in the recruiting class rankings
– Ivory served as starting keeper for the U17 World Cup Team and a member of the U20 team, she also was the top-ranked keeper in and No. 7 player overall in the 2018 class
– Torres was a member of the U17 YNT and ranked as the No. 15 player in the IMG Top 150 of 2017
– Weiner was a member of the U18 YNT and ranked as the No. 74 player in the IMG Top 150 of 2017
– Zandi played on the U17 World Cup Team with Ivory and ranked as the No. 13 player in the IMG Top 150 of 2017

– Latsko, a senior forward, was named a preseason All-ACC selection in a vote of league coaches, while Ivory was named to the Freshman Best XI preseason team by Top Drawer Soccer.

– UVA will continue to play on the road next week, facing No. 1 West Virginia on Thursday (Aug. 24)
– It will be the first meeting vs. West Virginia since 2011, a meeting UVA won 2-1 at home
– UVA leads the all-time series with West Virginia 9-3-2 and leads 3-2-1 in matches at WVU