CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 13 Virginia field hockey team (5-9, 0-2 ACC) plays a conference match at No. 11 Wake Forest (5-9, 2-1 ACC) on Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.


  • The game will stream online through ACCNX, via the ESPN app, available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats be available for the game


  • Virginia moved up one spot to No. 13 in the second NFHCA poll of the season
  • The Cavaliers are coming off a 5-2 victory against James Madison last weekend. It was the only game UVA will play this season against a team outside of the Atlantic Coast Conference and was its lone non-conference game of the spring portion of the season
  • Sophomore midfielder Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) scored two goals in the game and was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week, her first time earning the accolade
  • Junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep-Netherlands) also had four points in the JMU game. She converted a penalty stroke and assisted on two goals scored off penalty corners
  • Ezechiels is sixth in the ACC in assists per game (0.43)
  • UVA’s leading scorer, sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is looking for her first goal of the spring. Janssen is sixth in the ACC in points per game (1.00) and fifth in goals per game (0.50)
  • Janssen scored both of UVA’s goals in the 2-1 victory over Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Championship in the fall
  • Virginia’s goalkeepers have split time between the pipes this spring with junior Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) starting two games and sophomore Taylor Henriksen (Falls Church, Va.) starting one
  • Virginia is second in the ACC in saves per game (5.00)


  • 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


  • This will be the fourth meeting this year between the two teams. All three previous meetings have been decided by one goal
  • UVA won the ACC regular-season meeting 1-0 (Sept. 27) and the ACC Championship quarterfinal match 2-1 (Nov. 5) while the Demon Deacons won UVA’s season-opener 2-1 (Sept. 26)
  • This spring, Wake Forest has shut out BC, 3-0, and won 4-1 at Duke last weekend
  • Wake Forest freshman goalie Tori Glaister is the reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Glaister tallied a career-high-tying six saves and helped Wake Forest’s defense hold the Blue Devils scoreless for 52-plus minutes of their second win of the spring. Through three games in 2021, the freshman has tallied 15 saves and has only allowed three goals while facing 39 shots
  • Nat Friedman leads the offense with 11 points on five goals and an assist
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 28-19 and had won six-straight in the match-up prior to its loss in this year’s opener


  • Virginia returns home to host No. 16 Boston College on Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m.