CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia women’s soccer team (4-1-1, 2-1-1 ACC) continues play at home with a pair of matches this week, starting with a matchup with No. 13 Louisville (3-1-0, 3-1-0 ACC) at 8 p.m. on Thursday night (Oct. 15).
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.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match between the Cavaliers and the Cardinals 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 VIrginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
For more information on how to get the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com.
• UVA plays its third straight home match on Thursday after last week’s UNC match was canceled
• Junior Rebecca Jarrett tied a career performance in the win over Miami with four points as she tied a career high with two assists and added a goal
• Senior Anna Sumpter hit her first career game-winning goal in the victory over the Hurricanes
• Sophomore Lacey McCormack hit her first career goal in her first career start against Miami
• Freshman Lia Godfrey continues to be a threat as she has three assists and a goal through six games this season – two of her assists are on game- winning goals
• Redshirt freshman Cayla White improved to 2-0-0 as she helped the Cavaliers to a shutout with her second start in goal this season against the Hurricanes. UVA has shutouts in both starts.
• The Cavaliers are ranked No. 11 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll released this week
• Each of the remaining four 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 SERIES WITH LOUISVILLE
• The Cavaliers lead the all-time series with Louisville 7-0-0 and lead it 4-0-0 in games at Klöckner
• The squads have played every year since 2014 with a pair of meetings in the 2018 season
• Virginia has outscored the Cardinals 12-to-3 over the course of the seven matches played
• In the 2018 season, the Cavaliers won both matches with a 1-0 win at Louisville before taking a 2-1 victory in the ACC quarterfinals at home
• Current Cavaliers Alexa Spaanstra and Sydney Zandi have both scored against the Cardinals
THE CAVALIERS’ LAST MATCH AGAINST LOUISVILLE
• Last season UVA and No. 12 Louisville squared off at Klöckner with the top-ranked Hoos taking a 3-0 victory
• Senior All-American Meghan McCool hit the first two goals against Louisville before Sydney Zandi capped the scoring for UVA
• Rebecca Jarrett assisted on the first goal while Diana Ordoñez and Alissa Gorzak assisted on the next two goals, respectively
• The UVA defense held the Cardinals to two shots and only one on goal, while UVA had 17 shots – eight on frame
• Laurel Ivory saved the only shot on goal as she posted the shutout – one of seven straight in ACC play last year
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS AT A GLANCE
• Louisville enters the week with an overall record of 3-1-0 with all four matches counting in the ACC standings
• The Cardinals have shut out Miami and Syracuse by scores of 3-0 and beat Boston College by a score of 2-0
• The lone loss on the season came in the form of a 1-0 loss at Florida State in the second match of the season
• Preseason All-ACC selection Emma Ekic has scored five of the eight goals scored by the Cardinals this season
• Keeper Gabby Kouzelos has made 17 saves this season and allowed only the one goal by the Seminoles
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
• Virginia will continue to play at home on Sunday afternoon, hosting Florida State in a 3:30 p.m. contest on ESPN2
• It will be the final home contest of the fall for the Cavaliers who will then head out on the road for two matches