Sept. 14, 2017

No. 5 Virginia (5-2-0, 0-0-0 ACC) at NC State (6-1-0, 0-0-0 ACC), at East Carolina (4-2-1)
Date & Time Sept. 15 – 7 p.m. | Sept. 17 – 1 p.m.
Location vs. NC State: Raleigh, N.C. | Dail Soccer Stadium
vs. East Carolina: Greenville, N.C. | Johnson Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia (5-2-0, 0-0-0 ACC) women’s soccer team returns to the road this weekend for a split weekend, opening conference play at NC State (6-1-0, 0-0-0 ACC) on Friday (Sept. 15) night and facing East Carolina (4-2-1) in a non-conference match on Sunday (Sept. 17).

The contest at NC State on Friday night is slated for a 7 p.m. kick, while Sunday afternoon’s contest at East Carolina is set for a 1 p.m. kick.

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

– Virginia is coming off a five-match home stand, capped by a 3-2 win over No. 5 Penn State
– Three players scored their first goal of the season in the 3-2 win over No. 5 Penn State Sunday
– Freshman keeper Laurel Ivory has posted three shutouts in the five UVA victories this year
– Sophomore Taylor Ziemer leads the Cavaliers with two goals and two assists for six points
– Freshman Taryn Torres is second for the Hoos with two goals for four total points this year
– Nine different players have scored for UVA this season, while five players have added assists
– UVA has played three top-five teams in the first seven matches, going 2-1 in those matches

– Virginia and NC State have faced each other 39 times with the Cavliers lading 26-12-1
– The Cavaliers have won seven straight in the series dating back to the 2009 road contest
– Virginia has outscored NC State 28-3 in those seven wins, including four shutout victories
– The Hoos are 11-5-1 in road contests with NC State, including a 3-1 mark at Dail Stadium
– The teams have played every year since 1985, a 3-1 win by NC State palyed in Chapel Hill

– Virginia picked up a 3-1 win over NC State last season in a match played in Charlottesville
Taylor Ziemer scored two first-half goals for the Cavaliers as UVA held a 2-1 lead at the half
– Tziarra King scored the goal for the Wolfpack in the 44th minute to close the first half of competition
Betsy Brandon capped the day’s scoring with a goal in the 49th minute for the final 3-1 score

– Sunday’s meeting with East Carolina will be the second meeting all-time between the two teams
– The first meeting was a 4-0 victory by Virginia in the 2004 season played at Klöckner Stadium
– Gillian Hatch hit the opening, game-winning goal in that meeting in the second minute of play

– Virginia picked up a 3-2 win over No. 5 Penn State in the last match for the Cavaliers
– The Hoos took the lead twice, only to have the PSU answer each time before UVA’s final goal
Courtney Petersen scored in the third minute for the Hoos to start the scoring in a wild contest
– Virginia also got a goal from Betsy Brandon in the 50th minute to take the 2-1 lead on Penn State
– The final goal came in the 62nd minute as Phoebe McClernon hit the game winner from free kick

– Virginia will return home for its next two matches, continuing ACC play with Miami and No. 10 UNC
– The Cavaliers will host the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. on Thursday before facing No. 10 UNC on Sunday
– Both matches will be broadcast with Miami on the ACC Network Extra and UNC carried on ESPNU
– The match with UNC will be the fourth vs. a top-10 team in the first 10 matches this season for UVA