Oct. 18, 2017
|No. 12 Virginia (8-3-4, 3-1-3 ACC) at Syracuse (7-6-2, 2-4-1 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Oct. 19 – 7 p.m.|
|Location||Syracuse, N.Y. | SU Soccer Stadium|
|Match Notes||UVA Match Notes|
|Multimedia||Live Stats | ACC Network Extra|
|Additional Information||Buy Home Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia (8-3-4, 3-1-3 ACC) women’s soccer team returns to the road in ACC play this week, kicking things off with a 7 p.m. match at Syracuse (7-6-2, 2-4-1 ACC) on Thursday night.
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 VirginiaSports.com or by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWSoccer.
– Virginia is coming off its third straight overtime match with a 0-0 draw vs. Clemson last week
– Veronica Latsko leads the team in points with 13 on five goals and three assists this season
– Freshman Taryn Torres is tied with Latsko with five goals and two game-winners this year
– Sophomore Taylor Ziemer is second on the squad with 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists)
– Eleven different players have scored for UVA this season, while nine have added assists
THE SERIES WITH SYRACUSE
– Virginia leads the all-time series with Syracuse 3-0-0 starting with the first meeting in 2006
– The Hoos and Orange played that first meeting in 2006, then again in 2013 and 2015
– All three matches in the series have been played at Klöckner Stadium
– Virginia has not allowed a goal by Syracuse in the series and outscored SU 14-0 in the series
– The Cavaliers have scored at least three goals in each meeting with Syracuse
LAST TIME VS. SYRACUSE
– UVA picked up a 5-0 win over SU in the 2015 season with four different players scoring
– Makenzy Doniak hit the first goal and added an assist; Alexis Shaffer and Brittany Ratcliffe also scored
– Kristen McNabb added two goals of her own for her first multiple-goal match of her UVA career
– It was the ACC opener for the Cavaliers in the 2015 season who would go 9-1-0 in conference play
– Morgan Stearns and Jessie Ferrari combined for the shutout with each keeper playing a half vs. SU
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
– Virginia continues ACC play on the road at Boston College on Sunday afternoon
– The Cavaliers and Eagles are tied in the overall series 7-7-2 through 16 previous meetings
– Virginia is 2-4 all-time at Boston College, but the Hoos have won the last two matches there
– UVA won the last meeting at Boston College by a score of 4-2 in the 2015 season
– It’s the final road match of the regular season for UVA who hosts Duke next Thursday
SAUERBRUNN SET TO RETURN TO Klöckner STADIUM FOR REGULAR-SEASON FINALE
– Three-time All-American Becky Sauerbrunn is set to return to Klöckner Stadium in two weeks
– A four-time All-ACC selection, Sauerbrunn will sign autographs prior to kick vs. Duke (Oct. 26)
– She was named 2003 ACC Freshman of the Year and 2007 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
– She helped the USWNT to gold in the 2012 Olympics and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup title
UPDATED BAG POLICY AT Klöckner STADIUM
Put into place this fall, 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.
– 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
^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.