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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia women’s soccer team (8-0-1, 0-0-1 ACC) returns home to host No. 16 Virginia Tech (9-0-0, 1-0-0 ACC) in a 5 p.m. match at Klöckner Stadium on Thursday (Sept. 26). It will be the first home ACC match of the season for the Cavaliers and the first road contest in ACC play for the Hokies.

Thursday’s match is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics.  It is also a potential point in the Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech and presented by Virginia Five Two Nine.  This is the first Commonwealth Clash event of the new athletic season.  Learn more about Virginia529 and the competition at
The match will be broadcast on ACC Regional Sports Networks. A complete listing of affiliates carrying the match can be found here. The game will also be streamed on Fans can also follow the action through live stats linked at or get updates on the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• UVA remained at the top of the United Soccer Coaches poll after playing Wake Forest to a draw Friday
• It is the first time UVA has topped the polls since the Cavaliers took the top spot in the 2015 season
• Anna Sumpter hit the equalizer Friday marking the second-straight match UVA answered a goal with 
   its own in under two minutes
• UVA boasts two of the top goal scorers in the ACC with Diana Ordonez (1st – 9) and Meghan McCool 
   (T3rd – 7) heading into the second week of conference play
• Alexa Spaanstra is one of the nation’s top distributors, tied for fourth nationally in total assists (7)
• UVA’s nine-game unbeaten streak to start 2019 is the 10th longest unbeaten streak in program history
• Thursday’s matchup is between two of the top defenses in the ACC – UVA has allowed four goals, while 
   Virginia Tech has allowed only two goals this season and both keepers are top 3 in goal against average
• Virginia enters the weekend ranked top 5 nationally in scoring offense (T1st – 4.0 gpg), total goals 
   (T1st – 36), points (2nd – 98) and points per game (3rd – 10.89) 
• The Hoos spread the ball around with four of the top 150 players in the NCAA in assists – Spaanstra 
   (4th – 7), Sumpter (56th – 4), Rebecca Jarrett (T141st – 3) and Taryn Torres (T141st – 3)
• Thursday’s match is the first of back-to-back matches at home vs. top 20 teams for Virginia
• Virginia Tech enters the match at 9-0-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in the ACC
• The Hokies are coming off an ACC-opening win over Miami on Saturday by a 2-0 score
• Mandy McGlynn has posted seven shutouts in goal for the Hokies this year
• Emily Gray and Nicole Kozlova lead the Hokies with four goals each
• Gray’s four goals have come in the last three matches, including two vs. Miami
• Virginia Tech has scored 18 goals this season and allowed only two to date
• Virginia leads the all-time series with Virginia Tech 19-4-1
• The Cavaliers are 13-1 in home matches and 9-1 in matches at Klöckner against the Hokies
• Virginia is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams
• The series has had two extended breaks with no meetings from 1989-93 and a hiatus again from 1997-2003
• The Hoos have outscored the Hokies 72-12 in the history of the series
• Virginia Tech won 1-0 in Blacksburg last season in a rain-soaked match
• Jordan Hemmen hit a 14′ header off a corner from Emily Gray for the lead
• The match featured an extended rain delay near midpoint of second half
• UVA outshot the Hokies 10-to-9 and had a 7-to-2 edge in corners
• A physical match that featured two yellow cards saw the Hokies commit 14 fouls to seven by the Cavaliers
• Virginia will continue to play at home on Sunday afternoon, hosting No. 10 Duke in a 2 p.m. match
• It will mark the second straight top 20 opponent for UVA and the fifth of the season through the first 11 matches
• The match will be broadcast on ACC Network marking the third ACC Network match of the year for the Cavaliers
• The first 750 fans will receive a free Virginia Soccer scarf as part of the program’s annual scarf giveaway