CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 13 Virginia field hockey team (6-11, 3-7 ACC) plays its final game of the 2020-21 regular season at No. 11 Syracuse (8-6, 4-4 ACC) on Friday, Apr. 16 at 4 p.m.


  • 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 dropped one spot in this week’s NFHCA rankings, coming in at No. 13
  • The Cavaliers are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss against No. 1 North Carolina. Syracuse is coming off a 2-1 double-overtime loss against Boston College
  • The setback against UNC was UVA’s second overtime loss in the spring, also being edged 3-2 in OT at Wake Forest
  • Three of UVA’s four losses in the spring were by one goal, two coming in overtime the third, a 2-1 setback at Louisville, was the result of a penalty stroke being awarded in the final two minutes of regulation
  • Sophomore striker Laura Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) leads the team with nine goals and 18 points. She is seventh in the ACC in points per game (1.06) and fifth in goals-per-game (0.53)
  • Sophomore midfielder Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) has eight goals, four coming in the last four games
  • Iacobucci is eighth in the ACC in both points per game (0.94) and goals per game (0.41)
  • Junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep-Netherlands) is sixth in the ACC in assists per game (0.41) and 10th in points per game (0.88)


  • This will be the third meeting of the season between the two teams
  • UVA won both meetings in the fall, 1-0 (Oct. 2) and a 3-2 overtime game (Oct. 4)
  • Both of Syracuse’s games in the ACC tournament went to overtime, a 3-2 win against Duke and a 4-3 loss to UNC in the semifinals
  • Syracuse has had five games go to overtime this season including last week’s double-overtime loss to Boston College
  • Syracuse has one game remaining on the schedule, hosting No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday
  • Syracuse has a well-balanced attack with nine players have scored goals this season and no one player contributing more than five
  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 9-3, and has won the last six match-ups
  • Four of the last seven matches between the two have been decided in overtime
  • This is the first home contest for the Orange since Oct. 30. Syracuse is 3-2 for the spring season, but all five of those matches were played on the road