CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (3-1, 2-0 ACC) heads out on the road for the first time this season, playing two matches at North Carolina (2-1, 1-1 ACC) on Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Both matches begin at 12 p.m.

Broadcast Information

  • Sunday’s game will be televised on the ACC Network and stream online on ACCNX, which streams live through the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Monday’s game will be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Networks (RSN)
  • Live stats be available for both games through links posted on

About the Matches

  • Sunday’s game will count toward the Atlantic Coast Conference standings
  • Monday’s game is considered a non-conference contest

Noting the Cavaliers

  • Virginia brings a three-game winning streak into Sunday’s game at North Carolina
  • Heading into the weekend, Virginia is a half-game out of first place in the ACC, with Louisville in first place with a 3-0 record. North Carolina is in third at 1-1
  • All four of Virginia’s games this season have been won or lost by one-goal margins, including last Sunday’s 3-2 double overtime contest against Syracuse
  • Junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep, Netherlands) leads the team with seven points (two goals, three assists)
  • Ezechiels scored two goals in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Syracuse, including scoring the double-overtime game-winner. She also had an assist on the goal she didn’t score
  • Ezechiels seven points is third in the ACC and her 1.75 points per game ranks fourth
  • Sophomore midfielder Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) leads the Cavaliers with 11 shots this season. Iacobucci has two goals and an assist for five points
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) has two goals this season, both of which were game winners, both of which were scored in the final minutes of previously scoreless games. She scored the game-winner with 3:10 left in the ACC contest against Wake Forest and with 1:24 remaining in the first Syracuse game, also an ACC game
  • Sophomore goalie Taylor Henriksen (Falls Church, Va.) leads the ACC with an .846 save percentage and has the second-best goals-against average at .939. She is averaging 5.5 saves per game and has two shutouts this season

This Week’s Opponent

  • North Carolina has won the last two NCAA Field Hockey Championships and had a streak of 47-consecutive victories that was snapped with a 3-1 loss at Louisville on Oct. 2
  • Reigning NFHCA National Player of the Year Erin Matson leads the team with three goals and two assists for eight points
  • UVA assistant coach Rachel Dawson is a Tar Heel alumna, having won the Honda Sports Award for Field Hockey in her senior season at UNC
  • UNC leads the all-time series 55-17 and has won the last five meetings
  • Virginia’s last victory over the Tar Heels was a 3-2 victory in 2016 in the ACC Tournament final when UVA won its first ever ACC Championship