CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s soccer team (10-4-1) returns home to Klöckner Stadium this weekend, hosting No. 5 West Virginia (10-2-0) in a 3 p.m. contest.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match between the Cavaliers and the Mountaineers will be streamed on ACCNX and is available through the ESPN app to customers who have the ACC Network through their television providers. Links to the streams and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensSoccer)
Due to the limited number of tickets, the new attendance policy will include pre-sale ticket access for UVA students and each sport program’s donors and season ticket holders. Following the pre-sale process, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public at 10 a.m. on April 10.
Fans must purchase a pair of tickets. All tickets are general admission and will be $5 each. Tickets can be purchased on UVATix.com or from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 434-924-8821.
THE SERIES WITH WEST VIRGINIA
• Virginia and West Virginia have faced each other 17 times with the Cavaliers leading the series 11-4-2.
• The Hoos lead the series 7-1-1 in games played in Charlottesville and won the last meeting at Klöckner Stadium 4-1 in the 2019 season.
• The squads played last weekend in Morgantown with then No. 4 West Virginia taking a 1-0 victory over then 10th-ranked Virginia.
LAST TIME OUT AGAINST THE MOUNTAINEERS
The last meeting between the two teams played out as a matchup of top-10 teams would be expected with a late goal providing the difference as West Virginia scored in the 86th minute of play. Virginia held the 3-1 lead in shots at the half, but the Mountaineers surged late in the second half to end the game with a 7-5 lead in shots and taking the 1-0 victory off the goal from Isabella Sibley. Lilly McCarthy and Lauren Segalla assisted on the Sibley goal.
NOTING THE HOOS
• Diana Ordoñez leads the offense with 20 points after notching eight goals and four assists. Her eight goals leads the team this season.
• Lia Godfrey, the ACC Freshman of the Year, is second in points with 15 on four goals and seven assists. Her seven assists leads the team this season and three of her assists have come on game-winning goals.
• Alexa Spaanstra (14 points) and Rebecca Jarrett (11 points) round out the Hoos with double-digit points this season. Spaanstra has six goals and two assists, while Jarrett has for goals and three assists.
• Nine different Cavaliers have scored goals this season as Virginia has tallied 30 goals as a team. There have been 11 different players with assists this season with the Cavaliers tallying 27 total assists to date.
• Laurel Ivory continues to climb the record book for wins, tallying 48 for her career to put her in third all time.
A LOOK AT THE MOUNTAINEERS
• The Mountaineers have played three spring matches after racing to a 7-2 record in the fall and second in the Big 12 standings. In the spring, WVU has posted wins over No. 5 Duke, No. 10 Virginia and Saint Joseph’s.
• Defender Jordan Brewster is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
• Stefany Ferrer-vanGinkel and Alina Stahl lead the WVU offense with six goals each. Ferrer-vanGinkel has a team-leading 15 points, while Stahl has 14 points on the year.
• As a team, West Virginia has scored 23 goals and allowed only 11 this season.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Following the Saturday matchup with West Virginia, the Cavaliers will await the announcement of the NCAA Tournament field which will be announced on April 19. The field has been reduced to 48 teams this season and will be played at college sites throughout North Carolina before concluding at WakeMed Soccer Park in for the College Cup.