CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia field hockey team (5-10, 0-3 ACC) hosts No. 11 Boston College (5-4, 1-3 ACC) on Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at Turf Field


  • 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 fell back to No. 14 in this week’s NFHCA poll of after rising from 14 to 13 last week
  • The Cavaliers are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at then-ranked No. 11 Wake Forest last weekend
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) tied the game with 1:11 remaining in regulation, but the Demon Deacons scored their golden goal 7:58 into the extra period.
  • Sophomore midfielder Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) scored UVA’s other goal on an assist from junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep-Netherlands)
  • Janssen’s goal was her team-leading eighth of the season. She is fifth in the ACC in goals per game (.53)
  • Iacobucci’s goal was her seventh of the season, and her third of the spring. She is ninth in the ACC in goals per game (0.40)
  • Ezechiels is eighth in the ACC in assists per game (0.40)
  • Ezechiels and Iacobucci are tied for ninth in the ACC in points per game (.93)


  • 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 first meeting of the two teams this season. The fall contest was not played due to COVID issues within the Eagles’ program
  • The Eagles only played two matches in the fall regular season and one match in the ACC Championship with five COVID-related cancellations. The team also had their match against UNC this spring postponed
  • BC and UVA were both Final Four teams last season, with the Eagles advancing for the first time in program history
  • BC rose from No. 16 to No. 11 in this week’s NFHCA poll after upsetting No. 2 Louisville last weekend, 1-0
  • BC brings a four-match win streak into the weekend, with the win against Louisville adding to three non-conference victories against New Hampshire, Vermont and Northeastern
  • BC’s freshman goalkeeper Emily Gillespie is the ACC Defensive Player of the Week after getting the shutout of Louisville, which included four saves
  • Elizabeth Warner leads the team with six goals
  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 14-11, but has lost the last two meetings


  • Virginia closes out the home portion of its schedule by hosting No. 1 North Carolina on Friday, April 9 at 4 p.m. at Turf Field