CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team (3-0-0) returns home on Sunday afternoon hosting Bucknell (1-2-0) in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium. It’s the first match of a three-match home stand for the Cavaliers.
The match 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.
• Virginia moved up to No. 7 in the United Soccer Coaches poll after a 2-0 opening weekend
• Ayan Adu scored in both matches last weekend, hitting the game-winner vs. Colgate
• Taryn Torres hit the game-winner vs. Cincinnati and added an assist in her first 2018 start
• Freshman Rebecca Jarrett scored her first collegiate goal in the 3-0 win over Cincinnati
• Mia Hoen-Beck saw her first game action on Sunday after missing three years with injury
• Senior Betsy Brandon scored the first goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Colgate
• All six newcomers saw action for the Cavaliers in the opening weekend of competition
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
• Virginia went on the road Thursday night and posted a 3-0 victory at William & Mary
• With the win, UVA improved to 17-9-2 all-time vs. the Tribe and 10-0-1 in the last 11 games
• Brianna Westrup scored the first goal, an unassisted strike from 40 yards out
• Scoring second-half goals for the Cavaliers were Sydney Zandi and Alissa Gorzak
• It was the first career goal for Zandi and the first of the season for Gorzak
THE SERIES WITH BUCKNELL
• The meeting between Virginia and Bucknell on Sunday afternoon will be the first ever
• The Bison are the only team on the schedule this season that will be the first meeting for UVA
A LOOK AT BUCKNELL
• Bucknell enters the match with an overall record of 1-2 following a Friday night loss at Monmouth
• The Bison have lost both matches by 1-0 scores, while the win over Niagara was a 4-1 victory
• Four different players scored in that win over Niagara, with three different players assisting
• Freshman forward Kate Henesy leads the team in shots with seven taken this season, but no goals
• Bucknell was picked fourth in the Patriot League preseason poll, receiving two first-place votes
PROMOTIONS ABOUND AT KLÖCKNER THIS 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 Sunday vs. Bucknell will receive free thunder sticks
• Members of the UVA women’s soccer team will sign autographs after the match
• Fans can also participate in a meet-and-greet with coaches and players following the match on the field
• In addition to the meet-and-greet, fans can dribble and take shots on goal to show off skills for friends
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.