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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team (11-3, 2-2 ACC) begins the weekend with a top-10 match-up, hosting No. 4 Duke (10-3, 1-2 ACC) on Friday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Turf Field
Broadcast Information

  • Friday’s game will be broadcast on the ACC Network
  • Live stats will be available through

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia’s defense held Miami to zero shots on Sunday. It was the first time the team held an opponent shotless since UVA did the same to Radford on Oct. 24, 2010
  • Virginia is averaging 2.07 goals per game
  • UVA has a 1.04 goals-against average, which ranks eighth in the nation
  • Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) is second in the ACC with a .764 save percentage
  • Hausheer’s 0.93 goals-against average is also second in the ACC and sixth in the nation
  • Hausheer has tallied five shutouts this year
  • Senior back Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealand) has moved into the team points lead with 15 (four goals, seven assists). All of her points have come off penalty corners or second-chance goals after a corner
  • Junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) leads the team with six goals

Last Week

  • The Cavaliers scored two goals in the fourth quarter to pick up a 2-1 road victory at No. 5 Louisville
  • Senior striker Erin Shanahan (Pasadena, Md.) scored the game winner
  • The Cavaliers closed out the road trip with a 1-0 victory at Miami (Ohio), the team’s fifth shutout of the year
  • The Cavalier defense held Miami to zero shots and zero corners
  • Freshman back Cato Geusgens (Wassenaar, Netherlands) was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week. After helping Virginia limit Louisville to just one goal and four shots on goal in Friday’s 2-1 win, Geusgens did it all for the Cavaliers in Sunday’s game at Miami. In addition to her defensive efforts in the Miami shutout, she also scored Virginia’s lone goal in the 1-0 victory on a hard strike off an offensive penalty corner
  • It was the Cavaliers’ second Defensive Player of the Week honor this season
  • Geusgens was also named the National Freshman of the Week by Synapse Sports


  • The Cavaliers moved up to No. 7 in this week’s NFHCA rankings after coming in at No. 9 last week
  • The Cavaliers spent two weeks at No. 5 this season. This is the fifth-straight week UVA has been ranked in the top-10
  • 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
  • The game against No. 4 Duke is the Cavaliers fifth game against a top-10 team this season

Scouting Duke

  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 36-20
  • The Cavaliers were edged, 1-0, in last year’s meeting in Durham
  • In 2017, the No. 10 Cavaliers upset No. 1 Duke, 4-1, in Charlottesville
  • Leah Crouse leads the team with 20 points (eight goals, four assists)
  • Hannah Miller has scored a team-high nine goals
  • Sammi Steele has a .717 save percentage and a .94 goals-against average
  • Duke head coach Pam Bustin was an assistant coach for Michele Madison at Michigan State (1992-97)

Up Next

  • Virginia will head to Philadelphia to take on Drexel (3-9, 1-1 CAA) on Sunday, October 20 at 12 p.m.
  • Live streaming and live scoring will both be available for the match