CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s soccer team (11-4-2) continues NCAA Tournament play on Saturday (May 1) when the Cavaliers face No. 17 BYU (11-3-1) in second-round action at 3 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Virginia is unseeded in the tournament, while BYU is the No. 12 seed. The winner of Saturday’s game will advance to face the winner of Saturday’s other game between fifth-seeded West Virginia and Rice.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Saturday afternoon’s match will be available on live stream at GoHeels.com/watch and live stats will be provided by the NCAA. Links to both the streaming broadcast and the live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia opened the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory over SIUE on Wednesday night. After conceding an early goal, the Cavaliers rallied with three unanswered goals to take the victory. Alexa Spaanstra (Brighton, Mich.) turned in her fourth career multiple-goal game with a brace, while Talia Staude (Atlanta, Ga.) net her first career goal to cap the Virginia scoring. The Cavaliers allowed only two shots on the night by the Cougars in the win.
NOTING THE CAVALIERS
• Diana Ordoñez leads the UVA offense with 22 points of a team-leading nine goals and an additional four assists.
• Spaanstra is second with 18 points on her eight goals and two assists this season.
• Lia Godfrey, the ACC Freshman of the Year, leads the squad with seven assists and has added four goals.
• Rebecca Jarrett rounds out the offensive players in double digit points for the Hoos with 11 (4G, 3A).
• In goal, Laurel Ivory has 49 career wins after picking up the victory in the first round against SIUE.
• As a team, Virginia has scored 34 goals while allowing 21 goals this season.
THE SERIES WITH BYU
Virginia and BYU have met once in the history of the two programs with the Cavaliers taking a 3-2 victory in overtime in Charlottesville as part of the 2001 season.
NOTING THE COUGARS
• BYU is 11-3-1 on the season, including a 7-1-1 mark in West Coast Conference play.
• The Cougars have scored 47 goals this season as one of the top offenses and allowed only 17 goals against.
• Mikalya Colohan is the top offensive producer with 27 points off 11 goals and five assists this season.
• Cameron Tucker is the top ball distributor with eight assists this season for BYU.
• In goal, Cassidy Smith has started all 15 games with 56 saves and three shutouts while allowing 16 goals.