CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 10 Virginia women’s soccer team (2-1-1, 0-1-1 ACC) returns home to host No. 14 Pittsburgh (6-0-0, 1-0-0 ACC) in a 7 p.m. contest on Thursday night (Oct. 1) at Klöckner Stadium. It will be the first of back-to-back home games for the Cavaliers this week.

Due to health and safety considerations in addition to the current guidelines established for sports venues by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance at UVA home competitions is limited to family of student-athletes and each team’s coaching staff until further notice. There is no public admission to these events and all tailgating in University parking lots is prohibited.

The match will be broadcast on the ACC Regional Sports Networks and a full affiliate list can be found at It will also be available on a stream through the WatchESPN app in certain areas to authenticated subscribers to the ACC Network. Fans can also keep up through live stats linked at and by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).

• Virginia returns home for the first time since the season opener to host two matches this week
• The Hoos closed out a three-match road trip with a 1-0 overtime victory at Virginia Tech last week
• Thursday’s match with Pitt is the first of back-to-back home matches for the Cavaliers this week
• Junior Claire Constant was named an ACC Defensive Player of the Week after hitting the golden-goalat Virginia Tech and playing all 94 minutes on the back line in the shutout
• Constant was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer team of the week for her performance
• Cayla White made her first start in goal, taking the victory with her clean sheet against the Hokies
• Lia Godfrey assisted on the Constant goal giving her two assists this season, both on game-winning goals – the other came in the season-opening match against Virginia Tech
• Laney Rouse made her first career start, logging 92 minutes on the back line in the Tech match
• The Cavaliers are ranked No. 10 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll released this week
• Each of the remaining seven games on the schedule this fall will be broadcast on television
• The Cavaliers play an abbreviated season this fall, featuring a four-game ACC schedule and three against conference opponents designated as non-conference matches

• The Cavaliers lead the all-time series with the Pittsburgh Panthers 6-0-0 and 3-0-0 at Klöckner
• UVA played the Panthers six consecutive years after Pitt joined the ACC prior to the 2013 season with the 2019 season being the first time the teams did not meet
• The Cavaliers have shutout Pitt in four of the six meetings, including four straight contests
• Thanks in large part to those shutouts, the Cavaliers have outscored Pitt 35-to-2 in six matches

• Virginia got goals from six players, including a brace from then junior Meghan McCool in the meeting at home in 2018
• McCool hit the opening goal in the ninth minute off a service from defender Brianna Westrup in a four-goal first half for UVA
• The Cavaliers scored two more goals over the next four minutes as Betsy Brandon and McCool both again found the net
• Virginia limited the Panthers to one shot for the match – a blocked shot by Clare Beahn in the 52nd minute of play
• The Cavaliers got 45 minutes from starting keeper Laurel Ivory before Michaela Moran and Sarah Maurer took over in goal

• Pittsburgh enters the matchup with an overall record of 6-0-0 and a conference record of 1-0-0 with a win over Syracuse
• Pitt has played two non-conference matches each against App State and The Citadel and a single match with Navy in addition to the ACC match with Syracuse
• The Panthers have out-scored opponents 17-to-2 with 11 of those goals coming in two matches at Appalachian State
• Amanda West leads the Pitt offense with six goals scored and three assists to this point of the season

• Virginia will continue to play at home on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Miami Hurricanes in a 3 p.m. contest
• The match with the Hurricanes will be broadcast on the ACC Network and streamed on ACCNX
• It will be the second straight match at home for the Hoos before they head back on the road to play North Carolina