CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team opens the 2018 season with a pair of home matches this weekend, beginning with a 7 p.m. matchup against Colgate on Friday (Aug. 17) at Klöckner Stadium.
The Cavaliers will also face Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Both contests 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 @UVAWomenSoccer.
Fans can purchase tickets at a discounted rate in advance by going online to VirginiaSports.com/Tickets.
For all regular season home games, available reserved single-game tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 online or via mobile devices. Tickets are $10 at the sport-specific ticket office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the sport-specific ticket office locations on game day.
• Sophomore Taryn Torreswas named a preseason All-ACC selection by the league’s coaches
• Virginia opens the season ranked No. 8 in the United Soccer Coaches poll after finishing the
year ranked No. 9 in 2017 following a 13th consecutive Sweet 16 appearance
• UVA returns 19 letterwinners from a year ago, including nine regular starters from that squad
• The Cavaliers will play 10 home matches as part of a 17-match schedule this season
• Virginia plays five of its first six matches at home and closes with four straight home matches
THE SERIES WITH COLGATE
• Virginia and Colgate have faced off twice with the Cavaliers holding a 2-0-0 lead in the series
• The first meeting was a 3-0 win for UVA at home over Colgate in the 1996 season
• Virginia won the last meeting between the two teams, 6-0, at home in the 2010 season
UVA FACES CINCINNATI ON SUNDAY
• Virginia continues home play with the Cincinnati Bearcats at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon
• The match was moved after originally being scheduled for Monday, August 20
• Virginia leads the all-time series with Cincinnati 6-0-1 with the last meeting coming in 2010
• The Cavaliers are 2-0-1 at home against Cincinnati and 1-0-0 in matches played at Klöckner
• The series ran from the first meeting in 1987 through 1993 before the hiatus until 2010
• Virginia has won five consecutive matches in the series with the Bearcats
• UVA returns 19 letterwinners and nine starters from last year’s squad that advanced to the Round of 16 of the
• Back are two players who earned post-season honors from the ACC – Phoebe McClernon(D) and Torres(MF) who
were All-ACC third team selections. Torres was also an All-Freshman honoree.
• UVA returners contributed 21-of-35 goals scored a year ago and 12-of-26 assists
• Among those are 3 of the top 5 goal scorers in Torres(4), Betsy Brandon (3) and Montana Sutton(3)
TALENTED NEWCOMERS JOIN CAVALIERS
• UVA has welcomed six newcomers in the class of 2018: McKenna Angotti(D), Claire Constant(D), Rebecca Jarrett
(F/M), Michaela Moran (GK), Ashlynn Serepca (D) and Alexa Spaanstra(F/M)
• The group is ranked No. 4 nationally by Top Drawer Soccer in its annual ranking of recruiting classes
• Angottitransferred to Virginia after starting her freshman season at Northwestern as a defender
• Constantwas the No. 37 ranked player in the nation and 2017 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year
• Jarrettwas the No. 23 ranked player nationally and led her high school to a national championship
• Moranled her high school squad to three semifinal appearances in the Colorado state playoffs
• Serepcawas the No. 10 ranked player nationally and two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in N. Carolina
• Spaanstrawas the No. 7 ranked player in the nation and a member of the U20 Women’s National Team
CLEAR BAG POLICY/SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE AT KLÖCKNER STADIUM
For the 2018 season, fans are reminded the Virginia athletics department’s clear bag policy and entrance procedures will be in place for all home soccer games at Klöckner Stadium. The clear bag policy and entrance procedures will match those in place at Scott Stadium for home football games and at John Paul Jones Arena for home men’s and women’s basketball games.
The policy and entrance procedures are consistent with University policies for events held on Grounds and were implemented as a result of recommendations made by UVA’s security consultant. The policy limits the size and type of bags that can be brought into Klöckner Stadium. The policy does not change the items fans may bring into the facility, but restricts the type of bag used to carry items. Click here for a complete list of prohibited items.
• Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or clear one-gallon plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are also permitted. • A small clutch bag, approximately the size of a hand and no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ (with or without a handle or strap) may be taken into the stadium or arena and will be subject to search. • An exception will be made for items necessary for medical reasons after proper inspections at a gate designated for this purpose.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, diaper bags, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
Seat cushions, seat backs, folding chairs and blankets are permitted. However, these items may not have pockets and the carrying bags for these items will not be permitted to enter the facility.
Items needed for small children must be in a clear bag that meet the stated dimensions. Screening procedures will be used at all entry gates to Klöckner Stadium. Walk-through and hand wand metal detectors will be the primary means of screening. For guests who are unable to utilize a walk-through metal detector, hand-held metal detectors will be used.
Re-entry will no longer be permitted at Klöckner Stadium without a separate game ticket.