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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia field hockey team (9-3, 1-2 ACC) will play a pair of road matches this weekend, beginning with a top-10 match-up at No. 5 Louisville (10-1, 2-1 ACC) on Friday, October 11 at 5 p.m. The Cavaliers finish off the trip by playing Miami (7-5, 2-0 MAC) on Sunday, October 13 at 12 p.m. in Oxford, Ohio.

Broadcast Information

  • Friday’s game is an ACCNX contest, which streams live on the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • There will not be a live stream for Sunday’s game
  • Live stats will be available for both matches through

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia is averaging 2.10 goals per game and a +0.97 scoring average this season. The Cavaliers average 14.6 shots per game and 6.27 corners per game
  • Junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) leads the team in goals (6). She 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) is now tied for the team lead in points with Gallen at 14 on four goals and six assists
  • Viljoen has scored a goal in four of the last six games
  • Sophomore midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) is third in the ACC in assists per game (.55). Viljoen is fourth at 0.50 assists per game
  • Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) is second in the ACC in save percentage (.750) and saves per game (3.25). She is third with a 1.06 goals-against average

Last Week

  • The Cavaliers suffered a 1-0 loss to No. 17 Boston College and picked up a 3-2 overtime win over No. 22 Old Dominion
  • Annie McDonough scored the game winner 1:27 into overtime against ODU, (her first goal of the year), after setting up the first goal of the game
  • All three goals scored against the Cavaliers last week came off penalty corners
  • Virginia outshot BC, 10-7, and had a 13-4 edge over ODU


  • The Cavaliers dropped to No. 9 in this week’s NFHCA rankings after coming in at No. 8 last week
  • The Cavaliers spent two weeks at No. 5 this season. This is the fourth-straight week UVA has been ranked in the top-10
  • Virginia has been ranked in the top-25 every single week since the 2012 preseason poll
  • The game at No. 5 Louisville is the Cavaliers third-straight game against a ranked opponent and UVA’s fourth game against a top-10 team this season

Scouting Louisville

  • Louisville (10-1, 2-1 ACC) moved up one spot in this week’s NFHCA rankings to No. 6
  • The Cardinals have posted three-straight shutouts and have tallied five overall this season
  • Carter Ayars is the reigning ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week after keying the defensive unit as the Cardinals blanked No. 20 Wake Forest and Penn State to match the team’s best 11-game start in program history
  • Bethany Russ leads the team with eight goals and 20 points
  • Virginia is 7-3 all-time against the Cardinals. UVA’s last win in Louisville was in 2017 when the victory over UL secured the ACC regular-season title for the Hoos
  • Louisville won last year’s meeting, 2-0, in Charlottesville
  • Virginia sophomore striker Jacquelyn Wilkins grew up in Louisville and graduated from the Christian Academy of Louisville

Scouting Miami (Ohio)

  • All of Miami’s (7-5, 2-0) losses this season have come against ranked teams, including a 3-2 loss in a shoot out against then No. 25 Michigan State
  • The Redhawks play at Kent State on Friday night before hosting the Hoos on Sunday
  • Leonor Berlie leads the team with seven goals and 17 points. She has taken 72 shots. The next-closest player on the team, Allie Grace Joyner, has taken 26
  • Miami’s head coach Iñako Puzo spent two seasons as Michele Madison’s associate head coach at UVA (2009-10), the two years that the Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA semifinals
  • Assistant coach Chip Rogers also worked at Virginia in the media relations department prior
  • Virginia is 11-0 all-time against Miami

Looking Ahead

  • Virginia returns home to host No. 4 Duke on Friday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m.