CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (4-8, 0-1 ACC) continues the spring portion of the 2020-21 season by playing at Louisville (9-3, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday, March 13 at noon at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky.


  • 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


  • The Cavaliers will play each ACC opponent once while facing one non-conference opponent
  • All teams’ conference records reverted 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 host sites, North Carolina and Penn State, on April 30 and May 2. 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
  • Virginia opened the spring portion of the season with a 2-0 loss to Duke. The Cavaliers fell to the Blue Devils by that same score in the fall
  • UVA has two shutout losses this season, both against Duke
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) leads the team in points (14) and goals scored (7)
  • Janssen is third in the ACC in goals and is fourth in points
  • Three of Janssen’s seven goals are game-winners
  • 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 63 saves this season
  • Henriksen is second in the ACC in save percentage (.755) and third in saves per game (4.62)


  • The Cardinals bring a 9-3 (0-1 ACC) record into the weekend after opening the spring season with a 2-0 loss at No. 1 North Carolina and rebounding with a 5-0 win at Ball State last week
  • The Cardinals earned the No. 1 seed in the 2020 ACC Fall Championship for the first time in program history but fell 4-2 to the Tar Heels in the championship
  • The Cardinals are led offensively by senior midfielder/forward Mercedes Pastor who has nine goals and four assists for 22 points
  • Louisville has outscored opponents 33-17 on the 2020-21 season
  • Virginia and Louisville played three times in the fall, with the Cardinals winning 5-2 and 2-1 in the regular-season meetings and 5-2 in the ACC Championship semifinals
  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 8-6


  • Virginia returns home to host James Madison on Sunday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at Turf Field