The No. 12 Cavaliers host No. 1 North Carolina today at 2 p.m. at Turf Field. (NOTE THE MATCH TIME CHANGE)

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



No. 12 Virginia (6-10, 1-3 ACC)
No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (13-1, 3-0 ACC)


  • This is the Cavaliers’ final home match of the season. They will conclude the 2020-21 campaign next Friday at Syracuse
  • Virginia moved up to a season-best No. 12 ranking in this week’s NFHCA poll. UVA was ranked No. 14 last week
  • Amber Ezechiels  was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career after anchoring UVA’s defensive efforts in last week’s 1-0 shutout of Boston College, limiting BC to one shot on goal
  • Reigning NFHCA National Player of the Year Erin Matson of UNC leads the team with 18 goals and 8 assists for 44 points
  • UVA assistant coach Rachel Dawson is a Tar Heel alumna, having won the Honda Sports Award for Field Hockey in her senior season at UNC
  • UNC leads the all-time series 57-17 and has won the last seven meetings
  • Virginia’s last victory over the Tar Heels was a 3-2 victory in 2016 in the ACC Tournament final when UVA won its first-ever ACC Championship



  • The Cavaliers will play each ACC opponent once, while facing one non-conference opponent
  • All teams’ conference records revert 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 to-be-determined host sites April 30 and May 1. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for May 7 and 9 at North Carolina





Take a look back at Annie McDonough's game-winner vs Boston College