CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team (7-2-1) kicks off ACC Tournament play on Tuesday (Nov. 10) when the Cavaliers will face Louisville (4-4-0) in an 8 p.m. contest at the WakeMed Soccer Park. Virginia is the third-seeded team in the tournament, while Louisville is the sixth-seeded team.

The winner of the Tuesday night contest will advance to Friday’s semifinal match and face the winner of No. 2 seed North Carolina and No. 7 seed Virginia Tech at 8 p.m.

The 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship will not be open to the public.

HOW TO 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).

QUICK KICKS
• UVA enters the ACC Tournament as the three seed, marking the 13th top-3, regular-season finish under head coach Steve Swanson. Two of those finishes outside the top three (2004, 2012) UVA won the ACC title.
• Alexa Spaanstra has at least a point in four straight matches since returning to action against Louisville (10/15) with four goals and an assist in that span
• Rebecca Jarrett is the only player to start all 10 games for the Cavaliers this season and has scored in each of the last two matches, hitting the game-winning goal at Syracuse
• The Cavaliers started 10 different lineups throughout the 10 matches played so far this season
• Diana Ordoñez has vaulted to the team lead in points (12) after tallying at least one point in four of the last five matches with the three goals and four assists in that span
• Freshman Lia Godfrey is third in the ACC in assists (5), tied for seventh in points (11) and ninth in points per game this season (1.10)
• The Cavaliers have gotten goals from eight different players while 10 different players have tallied assists this season as the Virginia offense has spread the ball around for production

UVA IN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Virginia holds a 22-23-9 all-time record in the ACC Championships
• The Hoos have won the ACC Championships twice in program history – 2004 and 2012
• In its nine draws, the Cavaliers have twice advanced on PKs, once being the 2004 title
• Last season, the Cavaliers advanced to the title match and fell to North Carolina 2-1 in double overtime

THE SERIES WITH LOUISVILLE
• The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 8-0-0 after a 2-0 win over the Cardinals at home in October
• Five of the eight wins in the series have been shutouts by UVA – including back-to-back wins
• The Cavaliers lead the series 6-0-0 in games at Klöckner Stadium and 2-0-0 in games at Louisville
• This will be the first meeting at a neutral site venue though the second in an ACC Tournament game
• Virginia and Louisville played in the ACC quarterfinals in 2018 in a 2-1 win for UVA at Klöckner

THE CAVALIERS’ LAST MATCH AGAINST LOUISVILLE
• The Cavaliers picked up a 2-0 victory over then No. 13 Louisville in a match at Klöckner Stadium back on Oct. 15
• UVA got both goals from Alexa Spaanstra as the junior forward returned to action after an injury at Clemson
• The first goal came off an assist from Alissa Gorzak in the 24th minute while the second was a 34th-minute PK
• Redshirt freshman Cayla White got her third win and her second shutout in her start against the Cardinals
• The defense limited Louisville to only two shots – both on goals – which were both saved by White in the match

THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS AT A GLANCE
• The Cardinals enter the match as the sixth seed with a 4-4-0 mark overall and in conference play
• Louisville tallied 10 goals on the season with nine of those goals coming in their four wins on the season
• Emina Ekic has scored six goals for the Cardinals and added three assists for a team-leading 15 points in 2020
• Defensively, the Cardinals have allowed seven goals on 114 shots with keeper Gabby Kouzelos making 38 saves
• Louisville allowed all seven goals in the losses, but did not allow a goal in any of the four wins this season

VIRGINIA AGAINST LOUISVILLE IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT
• The Cavaliers and Cardinals have met once in the ACC Tournament – the quarterfinals of the 2018 event
• Virginia claimed that meeting with a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals, rallying from a 1-0 deficit to take the win
• Alexa Spaanstra had the opening goal and assisted on the game-winning goal to help lift UVA to victory
• Rebecca Jarrett assisted on the Spaanstra goal to get UVA on the board, while Meghan McCool hit the winner
• Laurel Ivory saved one of the two shots on goal by the Cardinals as UVA held UL to only four shots total
• The Cavaliers managed 12 shots with five on frame on the afternoon

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