CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team (9-3-1) hits the road to continue the spring season on Saturday (Mar. 6) traveling to face VCU (3-1-1) at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond. The match is set to kick at 4 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match will be broadcast on ESPN+ which is a subscription based service through the ESPN app. Links to the subscription based stream and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
THE SERIES WITH VCU
Virginia and VCU have faced each other five times with the Cavaliers holding a 4-0-1 lead in the all-time series. The last meeting came in the 2013 season when the Cavaliers picked up a 4-2 victory over the Rams at Klöckner Stadium. The one draw in the series came in 1998 when Virginia played the only road game in the series prior to this weekend’s matchup.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia is coming off a 2-0 victory over George Mason last weekend that saw freshman Lia Godfrey (Fleming Island, Fla.) hit her first collegiate game-winning goal. Joining her in the scoring column was junior forward Rebecca Jarrett (Washington Township, N.J.) who scored off a Talia Staude (Atlanta, Ga.) pass in the 81st minute. Laurel Ivory (Surfside, Fla.) turned in the clean sheet as she picked up her 47th career victory in goal for the Hoos.
STAUDE NAMED ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Talia Staude was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday (Mar. 3) by the league office when the ACC announced its weekly honors. Staude earned the distinction after tallying the assist on the goal from Jarrett while playing 85 minutes on the back line to help the Cavaliers post the shutout of George Mason and hold the Patriots to one shot on the afternoon.
VCU enters the weekend with a 3-1-1 record and is coming off a 2-1 loss to NC State in the last outing – a game played at Sports Backers Stadium. In the previous match, the Rams drew with William & Mary. The three victories came over East Carolina, Old Dominion and Liberty. VCU has scored 11 goals this season and is led by Samantha Jerabek’s five goals and one assist. Defensively, the Rams have allowed four goals on 52 shots through the five games played this season.