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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (8-2, 1-1 ACC) hosts a pair of ranked opponents at Turf Field this weekend, taking on No. 17 Boston College (4-4, 1-1 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m., and No. 22 Old Dominion (5-3, 1-1 BIG EAST) on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.
Broadcast Information

  • Friday’s game will be broadcast on the ACC Regional Sports Networks (FoxSports South in the Charlottesville area) and will stream on the FoxSports Go app
  • Sunday’s game is an ACCNX contest, which streams live on the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats will be available for both matches through

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) ranks second in the ACC in save percentage (.783) and goals-against average (.97) and leads the ACC with 3.60 saves per game
  • Hausheer is 2-for-2 in saving stroke attempts this season
  • Junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) leads the team in goals (6) and points (13)
  • Gallen has two multi-goal games and has scored two game-winners this season
  • Gallen’s six 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 0.60 assists per game
  • Viljoen has scored a goal in three of the last four games
  • Sophomore midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) is tied for fourth in the ACC in assists per game (.56)
  • Virginia is averaging 2.30 goals per game and 15.4 shots per game

Last Week

  • The Cavaliers played three games last week, picking up a pair of wins against teams in the Commonwealth: James Madison (2-0) and Longwood (3-1)
  • The Cavaliers suffered a 5-0 loss to North Carolina
  •  UVA started strong against UNC, outshooting the Tar Heels, 5-0, in the first period, but UNC scored three goals  in a four-minute span in the second quarter to take control of the game
  • Virginia outshot JMU and Longwood by a combined total as 31-13


  • The Cavaliers dropped to No. 8 in this week’s NFHCA rankings after two weeks at No. 5 
  • The Cavaliers started the season ranked No. 11 in the NFHCA rankings
  • Virginia has been ranked in the top-25 every single week since the 2012 preseason poll
  • Virginia finished the 2018 season ranked No. 13. They were ranked as high as No. 7 and fell to as low as No. 23 last season
  • The games against No. 17 and No. 22 ODU are the sixth and seventh games against ranked opponents this season
  • Virginia will face its third-straight ranked opponent when it travels to No. 6 Louisville next Friday (Oct. 11)

Scouting Boston College

  • Boston College lost a pair of one-goal games last weekend against two ranked teams, falling 3-2 to No. 6 Louisville and 5-4 to No. 11 Saint Joseph’s
  • The Eagles have one win over a ranked team this season, topping No. 18 Wake Forest, 2-0
  • Margo Carlin leads the team with 10 goals, including half of their game-winners
  • Fusine Govaert has four goals and four assists
  • Goalie Jonna Kennedy is third in the ACC in saves per game (3.25)
  • The team is second in the ACC in goals scored per game (2.89)
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 14-9. The two teams split results in two meetings last year with the Eagles winning the regular-season contest, 2-1, in overtime while UVA won 1-0 in the opening round of the ACC Championship

Scouting Old Dominion

  • This is the second meeting of the year between the two teams. Virginia topped a then-unranked ODU squad 3-0 in the season-opener
  • Makayla Gallen scored two of UVA goals. Senior striker Erin Shanahan (Pasadena, Md.) contributed the third. Lauren Hausheer saved the only shot she faced
  • Virginia took five shots, all of which were on goal. ODU took one shot in the second quarter and one in the fourth
  • ODU holds a 32-16 advantage in the all-time series
  • Since 2012, UVA is 5-3 against the Monarchs with two of those losses coming in overtime and the other being a 1-0 game