CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team (1-0-0, 0-0-0 ACC) heads out on the road to take on Duke (1-0-0, 0-0-0 ACC) in a 6 p.m. contest at Koskinen Stadium on Thursday (Sept. 17).

It is the first match for either team this season that will count in the ACC standings. Virginia is coming off a 3-1 victory over Virginia Tech last weekend, while Duke defeated Wake Forest by a score of 4-3 in overtime. Both matches were designated as non-conference matches despite coming against other ACC schools.

The match between the Cavaliers and the Blue Devils will be carried on the ACC Network and streamed live on the ESPN app to viewers who subscribe to a cable system that carries the ACC Network. Live stats are also available for the match and linked at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer). Live stats are also available for the match and linked at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).

• Virginia kicked off the season last week with a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech in a non-conference match
• The Hoos got goals from Diana Ordoñez, Alexa Spaanstra and Lia Godfrey in the win vs. the Hokies
• Godfrey made an impressive debut, assisting on the game-winning goal adding a goal of her own
• Samar Guidry also impressed in her debut, assisting on the opening goal from Ordoñez
• The Cavaliers kick off a stretch of three consecutive road matches on Thursday night at Duke
• Virginia will then continue the road trip at Clemson on Sunday and at Virginia Tech next weekend
• UVA welcomes the second-ranked recruiting class to Grounds according to Top Drawer Soccer
• Eight newcomers were ranked in the top 170 recruits nationally by Top Drawer Soccer, including four in the top 36 and two in the top 10 – Samar Guidry (8th) and Lia Godfrey (10th)
• The Cavaliers will play an abbreviated season this fall, featuring a four-game ACC schedule and three against conference opponents designated as non-conference matches
• Virginia’s returning players accounted for 71 percent of the goals scored in 2019 (45-of-63) and a bulk of the assists with 82 percent of assists (44-of-52) in 2019 coming from returning players

• The Cavaliers lead in the all-time series with the Duke Blue Devils 23-15-8
• The teams played twice last year with a 0-0 draw in the first match and a 1-0 UVA win in the ACC Quarterfinals
• The Cavaliers are 10-5-4 against Duke in road contests and 9-5-4 in matches at Koskinen Stadium
• UVA holds a 5-4-1 lead in the series over the course of the last 10 matches with the Blue Devils
• Virginia has outscored the Blue Devils 64-52 over the course of the series that began in 1988
• Rebecca Jarrett hit the game winner in the last meeting between the teams at Koskinen Stadium in 2018

• Duke is coming off a 4-3 win over Wake Forest that saw the Blue Devils rally to tie the match and force overtime
• Marykate McGuire scored the equalizer in the 88th minute before hitting the golden goal in the 96th minute
• Duke managed 23 shots to only six from Wake Forest with nine Blue Devil shots coming on frame in the match
• Blue Devil keeper Brooke Heinsohn made one save on the night on the Deacons’ four shots on goal

• Virginia and Duke met last season at Klöckner Stadium in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament
• The Cavaliers defeated the Blue Devils 1-0 off a goal from Meghan McCool in the 55th minute
• Sydney Zandi and Alexa Spaanstra connected with McCool to lift the Cavaliers to the victory and the semifinals
• The Blue Devils finished with an 11-to-10 edge in shots, but UVA had four shots on goal to only two for Duke
• Laurel Ivory made a pair of saves in the match to preserve the shutout – the 13th of the season for the Cavaliers

• Virginia continues its road swing on Sunday afternoon at Clemson in a 3 p.m. contest on the ACC Network
• The matchup with the Tigers will be the first between the two teams since the 2018 season
• That meeting also came on the road at Clemson, a match the Tigers won 1-0 in overtime on a Marianna Speckmeier header