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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team (7-1, 1-0 ACC) takes on defending-national champion No. 1 North Carolina (7-0, 1-0 ACC) at Turf Field on Friday (Sept. 27) at 5 p.m.
Broadcast Information

  • The game will air on the ACC Regional Sports Networks with streaming available on the FoxSportsGo app for those markets watching on one of the Fox Sports networks
  • Live stats will also be available for the game through a link on

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia’s defense has crafted three-straight shutouts
  • Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) ranks second in the nation in save percentage (.861) and leads the ACC in that category. She also leads the ACC with 3.88 saves per game
  • Hausheer leads the ACC with four shutouts this season
  • Hausheer came into the week ranked third in the nation in goals-against average (.68), and then lowered that to 0.60 after Tuesday’s shutout
  • Hausheer is 2-for-2 in saving stroke attempts this season
  • Junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) leads the team in goals (5) and points (11)
  • Gallen has two multi-goal games and has scored two game-winners this season
  • Gallen’s five goals are already more than any single player on the team scored last season
  • Senior back Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealand) leads the team with six assists and is third in the ACC with 0.75 assists per game. She came into the week ranked eighth in the nation in assists per game
  • Viljoen has scored a goal in each of the last two games
  • Sophomore Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) is tied for fourth in the ACC in assists per game (.57)

First Years

  • The Cavalier freshman class have been large contributors to this year’s success
  • Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) scored her first collegiate goal, the game-winner against JMU. Freshmen have scored the game-winning goal in four of Virginia’s seven victories
  • Cato Geusgens (Wassenaar, Netherlands) has three goals this season to lead the freshman class. Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) also has two goals and an assist
  • Olivia Marrus (Houston, Tex.) and Danielle Husar (Mississaugua, Canada) each have an assist


  • The Cavaliers remained at No. 5 in this week’s NFHCA rankings
  • The Cavaliers started the season ranked No. 11
  • Virginia has been ranked in the top-25 every single week since the 2012 preseason poll
  • North Carolina has been ranked No. 1 all season
  • This will be Virginia’s second game against a top-five opponent this season

Scouting North Carolina

  • UNC leads the nation in goals-per-game (4.57), points per game (12.57) and scoring margin (3.43)
  • Erin Matson leads the nation in points per game (1.43) and is second with 1.43 goals per game. Yentl Leemans leads the nation with 1.43 assists per game
  • North Carolina leads the all-time series, 54-17
  • Virginia has lost the last four meetings. It’s last victory over the Tar Heels was in the final of the 2016 ACC Championship
  • Virginia assistant coach Rachel Dawson is a former Tar Heel, winning the 2007 Honda Award for field hockey in her senior season

On the Horizon

  • The Cavaliers close out a three-game this week by traveling to take on Longwood on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1p.m.
  • Virginia is back home again next weekend, hosting Boston College on Friday (Oct. 4) and Old Dominion on Sunday (Oct. 6)