CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia field hockey team (4-9, 0-2 ACC) plays its lone non-conference opponent of the 2020-21 season when it hosts James Madison (1-0, 1-0 CAA) on Sunday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at Turf Field.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

  • Live stats be available for the game
  • There will not be a video stream of the match

NOTING THE CAVALIERS

  • Virginia is ranked No. 14 in the first NFHCA poll of the season
  • Virginia has lost eight of its last nine games, however, six of those losses have come against No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Louisville. Three of those six losses against UNC and Louisville were by one goal
  • One of those one-goal losses came last Saturday (March 13) at Louisville when the Cardinals won 2-1, the difference being a penalty stroke converted in the final two minutes of play
  • Junior midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) scored her first goal of the season in last Saturday’s game. It was the fifth of her career
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) leads the team in points (14) and goals scored (7)
  • Janssen is fifth in the ACC in goals scored and sixth in points
  • Three of Janssen’s seven goals are game-winners
  • The Virginia goalkeeping tandem of Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) and Taylor Henriksen (Falls Church, Va.) leads the ACC with a combined 69 saves this season
  • Henriksen is second in the ACC in save percentage (.755) and third in saves per game (4.62)
  • Henriksen and Hausheer have each started one spring game

NOTING THE SPRING SEASON

  • 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

NOTING JAMES MADISON

  • The Dukes began their 2020-21 campaign this weekend by hosting William & Mary on Friday. They will play seven regular-season games
  • JMU downed William & Mary 4-0 in its opener. Four different players scored the four goals
  • Virginia is the only non-conference opponent on JMU’s schedule. Likewise, the Dukes are the only non-ACC opponent UVA will play either in the spring or last fall
  • JMU finished the 2019 season with an 8-11 record, advancing to the CAA semifinals
  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 33-12, and has won the last six meetings
  • JMU’s last win in the series was an overtime victory in Harrisonburg in 2008

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

  • 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

ON THE HORIZON

  • Virginia plays at No. 13 Wake next Saturday (March 27) before returning home to host No. 15 Boston College on Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
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