CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (3-5, 2-2 ACC) plays its final regular-season game before the ACC Championship this weekend when it travels to play at Duke (1-6, 0-4 ACC) on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.

Broadcast Information

  • The game will stream online through ACCNX, via the ESPN app, available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats will also be available

ACC Championship

  • Saturday’s game is an ACC Conference contest and will count toward the standings that determine seeding for the 2020 ACC Championship
  • The bracket for the championship will be released Sunday afternoon (Nov. 1) sometime after the conclusion of the noon game between Wake Forest and Boston College
  • On Friday morning (Oct. 30), the ACC announced that the Field Hockey Championship will be played at North Carolina instead of at Duke

Noting the Cavaliers

  • The Cavaliers are in a tie for third place in the conference with Syracuse, both with 2-2 records. Duke is in last place in the standings, looking for its first conference victory
  • Virginia is trying to snap a four-game losing streak after suffering back-to-back sweeps against UNC and Louisville
  • In each of the last two series, UVA allowed five goals in the first game before hunkering down on defense and falling 2-1 in the finale
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) leads the team in goals scored with five
  • Janssen’s five goals is tied for second most in the ACC
  • Janssen has scored a goal in three of the last four games
  • Janssen leads the team in shooting efficiency, scoring her five goals on 12 shots (.417), nine of those attempts were on goal
  • Junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep, Netherlands) leads the team in assists with four. She is tied for second in the ACC in that stat
  • Ezechiels also has scored two goals this season, both in the 3-2 double overtime victory over Syracuse. Her eight points ranks second on the team

 This Week’s Opponent

  • The Cavaliers and Blue Devils are both closing out the fall portion of the regular season with an ACC match-up on Saturday
  • This is the first time this season that UVA has not played a double header against an opponent
  • Duke opened the 2020 season with six-straight losses before downing Wake Forest, 2-0, last week in a non-conference contest
  • Hannah Miller leads the team with two goal and two assists (six points)
  • Nine players have accounted for the Blue Devils’ 11 goals this season
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 38-20, including defeating the Blue Devils twice last season, 2-1 in the ACC Championship quarterfinals and 3-2 in overtime in the regular season