No. 4 Virginia Hosts No. 16 Maryland on Tuesday
|No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers (12-2, 4-1 ACC) vs. No. 12 Maryland (10-5, 5-2 Big Ten)|
|Date and Time||Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field|
|Media||ACC Network Extra ||
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Oct. 16, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 Virginia field hockey team (12-2, 4-1 ACC) hosts No. 12 Maryland (10-5, 5-2 Big Ten) on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
The match will stream live online as an ACC Network Extra contest on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Live stats will be available through a link on VirginiaSports.com. Admission is free for all of Virginia’s regular-season home field hockey games.
This game is Virginia’s final home contest of the regular season. The Cavaliers’ four seniors will be honored in a brief on-field ceremony right after the conclusion of the game.
Virginia is coming off a 2-1 victory at No. 7 Syracuse on Saturday, its fifth top-10 match-up of the season. Virginia outshot Syracuse 12-3 and limited the Orange to two shots on goal. A pair of midfielders, freshman Pien Dicke (Den Haag, Netherlands) and senior Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.), scored the Cavaliers’ goals. Vittese’s was her 22nd of the season while Dicke logged her 19th. Vittese and Dicke are still ranked first and third, respectively, in the nation and first and second in the conference in points per game and goals per game. Vittese is averaging 1.57 goals and 4.14 points while Dicke contributes 1.36 goals and 3.00 points per game.
Virginia’s defense has shut out five of its last seven opponents with two of those shutouts coming against teams currently ranked in the top-25 in No. 10 Boston College, No. 12 Wake Forest as well as formerly No. 23 Pacific. UVA is tied for fourth in the country in shutouts.
Virginia as a team continues to lead the nation in goals per game (5.14) and penalty corners (10.71) and is second in assists (4.14) and scoring margin (+3.93).
Maryland brings a four-game win streak into the contest, including a 2-1 upset of No. 6 Penn State on Sunday. The Terps’ Carrie Hanks scored the game winner in double overtime. Lein Holsboer leads the team with nine goals and nine assists for 27 points.
The Cavaliers will play their final three regular-season games on the road beginning this weekend with back-to-back matches on Saturday, Oct. 21 at No. 11 Louisville and Sunday, Oct. 22 at Miami (Ohio). Virginia concludes the regular-season on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Old Dominion.