CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (4-7, 0-0 ACC) opens the spring portion of the 2020-21 season by hosting Duke (2-7, 0-0 ACC) on Friday, March 5 at 3 p.m. at Turf Field.


  • The game will stream online on ACCNX, which streams live through the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats be available for the game
  • Links for both are posted on


  • The Cavaliers will play each ACC opponent once, while facing one non-conference opponent
  • All teams’ conference records revert to 0-0 to begin the spring campaign
  • To determine the ACC automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament, a playoff game is set for Friday, April 23 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The team with the best spring conference record will play North Carolina, the winner of the fall ACC tournament
  • This year’s NCAA tournament will consist of 10 automatic qualifiers and two at-large selections instead of the normal 16-team bracket. First- and second-round games will be played at two to-be-determined host sites April 30 and May 1. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for May 7 and 9 at North Carolina


  • The Cavaliers finished the fall portion of the schedule with a 4-7 record and a 2-3 mark in the ACC
  • Virginia advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championship with a 2-1 victory against Wake Forest before falling 5-2 to Louisville
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) leads the team in points (14) and goals scored (7)
  • Janssen finished the fall ranked second in the ACC in goals scored and fourth in points
  • Janssen leads the team in shooting efficiency, scoring her seven goals on 15 shots (.467), 11 of those attempts were on goal
  • Junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep, Netherlands) leads the team in assists with four
  • Ezechiels also has scored two goals this season, both in the 3-2 double-overtime victory over Syracuse. Her eight points rank third on the team
  • Sophomore midfielder Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) is second on the team in points (9) and goals (4)
  • Janssen and Iacobucci were both named to the ACC All-Tournament team
  • The Virginia goalkeeping tandem of Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) and Taylor Henriksen (Falls Church, Va.) leads the ACC with a combined 59 saves this season


  • Duke finished the fall season with a 2-7 record and a 1-4 mark in conference play
  • The Blue Devils were edged 3-2 in overtime by Syracuse in the ACC Championship opener
  • The Cavaliers suffered a 2-0 loss at Duke in the fall, the only time this season that the Cavaliers failed to score a goal in a game
  • Duke went 0-4 in road games in the fall
  • Duke head coach Pam Bustin was an assistant coach for Michele Madison at Michigan State (1992-97)
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 38-21
  • Duke has not won a match in Charlottesville since 2005, going 0-9 in that span


  • 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 at Turf Field will be limited to the family of student-athletes and coaching staff until further notice


  • Virginia travels to play at Louisville on Saturday, March 13 at noon before returning home to host James Madison on Sunday, March 21