Virginia Athletics Master Plan | Live Stats | ACCNX (Sunday) | Game Notes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (2-0, 0-0 ACC) will play a pair of home games this weekend, hosting UMass Lowell (1-1, 0-0 America East) on Friday (Sept. 6) at 3 p.m., and No. 14 Ohio State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) on Sunday (Sept. 8) at 1 p.m. at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va. Admission is free for all regular-season home games
Broadcast Information

  • Sunday’s game is an ACCNX contest, which streams live on the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Streaming will not be available for Friday’s game
  • Live stats be available for both games
  • Links for both are posted on

Noting the Cavaliers

  • The Cavaliers opened the season with a 3-0 road win at Old Dominion
  • Junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) scored two goals in the game, both were deflections into the goal on a penalty corner. Senior midfielder Erin Shanahan (Pasadena, Md.) scored Virginia’s third goal
  • Old Dominion was limited to two shots in the game, only one of which was on goal
  • On Sunday, the No. 11 Cavaliers picked up a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Penn State
  • Junior midfielder Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) scored the game-winner. Robinson also had an assist in the opening game against ODU, earning her an honorable mention for Synapse Sports Weekly Honor Roll
  • Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) logged four saves against Penn State
  • Four of Virginia’s five goals from opening weekend were scored after penalty corners
  • Head coach Michele Madison comes into the game with a 396-240-8 career record as a head coach. She is four wins away from becoming the ninth NCAA Division I coach to tally 400 career wins


  • The Cavaliers will start the season ranked No. 11 in the NFHCA rankings
  • Ohio State is ranked No. 14 in the poll
  • Ohio State is the second ranked opponent the Cavaliers will play this season after topping No. 9 Penn State, 2-1, last weekend
  • The first regular-season NFHCA Poll will be released next Tuesday (Sept. 10)
  • Virginia has been ranked in the top-25 every single week since the 2012 preseason poll
  • The Cavaliers will face the No. 1, 2 and 3 teams from the preseason rankings this year as well as seven other ranked opponents

This Week’s Opponents

  • The Cavaliers will host UMass Lowell on Friday, Sept. 6. The game has a special 3pm start time as the UVA football team will be playing its home opener against William & Mary that night at 8pm
  • Freshman back Sofie Knook was named the America East Defensive Player of the Week this week. She was also named UMass Lowell’s athletic department’s River Hawk of the Week
  • Knook helped lead the River Hawks to a 1-1 opening weekend. In her first career start on Friday, August 30, she was part of a defensive unit that shut out Fairfield for a 3-0 victory. Later in the weekend, the Amsterdam, Netherlands native recorded a big defensive save in the 38th minute of a closely-contested, 1-0 battle against No. 18 Syracuse
  • Against Syracuse, the River Hawks held the advantage in shots on goal, 12-2, and on corners, 6-4, but the Orange’s Charlotte DeVries would tally the game’s only goal on a breakaway in the 51st minute to push the Orange to victory
  • This is the first-ever meeting between UVA and UMass Lowell
  • Ohio State opened up the season with two victories, topping UMass, 7-0, and then edging No. 23 Boston University, 3-2
  • OSU took 19 shots against UMass, 16 of which were on goal
  • The 10 goals scored by Ohio State were as many as any team scored in the country. Maryland also had 10 goals in wins over Richmond and New Hampshire
  • Ohio State will play at James Madison on Friday night
  • Virginia leads the all-time series against Ohio State, 10-2, but lost the last meeting in 2014, 4-3, in overtime

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers will travel next Friday (Sept. 13) to play at No. 2 Maryland before closing out the weekend by hosting Yale on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.