Sept. 6, 2017

No. 8 Virginia (4-1-0) vs. No. 1 UCLA (6-0-0)
Date & Time Sept. 7 – 7 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia (4-1-0) women’s soccer team welcomes the nation’s top-ranked team to Grounds this week, hosting No. 1 UCLA (6-0-0) at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.

The contest will air on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats linked at or by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWSoccer.

– Virginia has scored seven goals this season with six different goal scorers for the Hoos
– Freshman keeper Laurel Ivory has posted three shutouts in the four UVA victories this year
– Freshman Taryn Torres leads the Cavaliers with two goals this season and four total points
– Sophomore Taylor Ziemer has matched Torres with four points on a goal and two assists
– With this week’s games, UVA will have faced three top 5 teams in its first seven matches

– UVA and UCLA have faced off nine times with the Bruins leading the series 4-3-2
– The Cavaliers have won two consecutive matches in the series, both by scores of 2-1
– Five of the meetings came in the NCAA Tournament, all in the Round of 16 or later
– In 2013, the Bruins defeated the Cavaliers in the NCAA semifinals on the way to an NCAA title
– In 2014, the Cavaliers beat the Bruins in the Round of Eight and finished as NCAA runner-up

– UVA closes its five-match home stand on Sunday against 2015 NCAA Champion Penn State
– This week both Penn State and Virginia are ranked in the top 10 of the national polls
– The Nittany Lions lead the series with UVA 4-7-1 with the Hoos winning two straight
– Penn State will host No. 8 North Carolina on Thursday night while UVA plays No. 1 UCLA
– The matchup with PSU comes before UVA opens ACC play at NC State next week

– Fans can take part in the fun at Klöckner Stadium throughout the season with a variety of promotions
– The first 500 fans in attendance on Thursday vs. No. 1 UCA will receive free vuvuzelas
– Sunday vs. No. 5 Penn State, fans can show their UVA pride with free face painting and a balloon artist
– Free cowbells will also be given out to fans prior to the Sunday game vs. Penn State
– Following the match against Penn State on Sunday, Cavalier fans can also get autographs from the team

Put into place starting with this weekend’s athletic events (Aug. 25-27), Virginia athletics has updated its bag policies to mirror those already in place for Scott Stadium. At Klöckner Stadium, Turf Field and Memorial Gymnasium the following procedures have been put into effect.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility entrances.

Prohibited Items
– Artificial noisemakers^ – see exception below for men’s and women’s soccer games at Klöckner Stadium
– Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
– Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers, or flasks)
– Food and beverages
– Strollers (except umbrella strollers) – prohibited at Scott Stadium only
– Umbrellas – prohibited at Scott Stadium only
– Weapons

^For men’s and women’s soccer matches only, artificial noisemakers are allowed; however air horns, whistles, bullhorns or devices that amplify electric sound, including battery-operated devices, are prohibited.

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

The above procedures are designed to provide a safe and positive experience for all fans in attendance at Virginia athletics events.