CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head women’s soccer coach Steve Swanson announced the program’s spring schedule today (Feb. 11). It’s a slate that features six games, with two at home and four on the road, including a road exhibition against the North Carolina Courage of the NWSL.
The Cavaliers (8-3-1) will host George Mason (Feb. 28) to open the spring schedule before hitting the road to play matches at VCU (Mar. 6), at Old Dominion (Mar. 14), the exhibition against the Courage (Mar. 27) and at West Virginia (Apr. 3). Virginia will close the spring schedule at home against West Virginia the following week (Apr. 10).
The NCAA Championships, normally played each fall, will be held this spring with selections announced on April 18. The field will consist of 48 teams this season instead of the usual 64 with early round sites and formats to be announced. The College Cup will be held May 13-17 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
The current guidelines for sports venues provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia under the “Forward Virginia” plan (updated Nov. 13, 2020), allow for the lesser of 30 percent occupancy of the facility or 250 patrons.
Due to health and safety considerations, in addition to the current guidelines for sports venues set by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance at UVA home matches will be limited to the family of student-athletes and coaching staff until further notice.
Should the Commonwealth of Virginia adjust the protocols for spectator attendance, the UVA athletics department will announce new capacity guidelines and other protocols to attend events.
Noting the Hoos
• Virginia played 12 games in the fall which count toward NCAA Tournament selection, posting an 8-3-1 record
• The Cavaliers advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament and are currently ranked No. 10 in the polls.
• Midfielder Lia Godfrey (Fleming Island, Fla.) was named the ACC Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches.
• Virginia went 5-2-1 in ACC action to finish third in the final conference standings.
• Five players earned All-ACC honors with junior forward Alexa Spaanstra (Brighton, Mich.) named to the first team. Godfrey joined junior forward Rebecca Jarrett (Washington Township, N.J.) and sophomore forward Diana Ordoñez (Prosper, Texas) on the second team. Both Godfrey and defender Samar Guidry (Plano, Texas) were named to the ACC All-Freshman team.