CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team announced its 2021 schedule on Friday (July 23) with a slate that features 17 games, including 11 home contests.

In addition to the six-game ACC schedule, the Cavaliers play 11 non-conference contests that include three matches against Big Ten opponents, including hosting Penn State in the season-opener on Aug. 27. Virginia hosts Maryland on Oct. 7 and travels to Ohio State on Sept. 19.

Virginia gets a two-game tune-up ahead of the season-opener, playing a pair of scrimmages at American (Aug. 16) and at home against Liberty (Aug. 20).

UVA faces a pair of Commonwealth opponents, William & Mary and Old Dominion, in both home and road matches. Delaware (Aug. 29), Towson (5), Miami (Sept. 10), and Drexel (Oct. 24) are also making trips to Turf Field.

In conference action, the Cavaliers host Duke (Oct. 1), Boston College (Oct. 9) and North Carolina (Oct. 29) while traveling to Louisville (Sept. 17), Wake Forest (Sept. 24) and Syracuse (Oct. 22).

The ACC Championship will take place Nov. 4-7 at Syracuse.

The broadcast selections, including games appearing on the ACC Network, will be released and posted to once they are determined by the Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN.

2021 Virginia Field Hockey Schedule

Date                       Opponent                                    Time
Mon., Aug. 16         at American (scrimmage)                1 p.m.
Fri., Aug 20            LIBERTY (scrimmage)                   5 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 27           PENN STATE                             5 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 29         DELAWARE                               1 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 3            at William & Mary                       5 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 5           TOWSON                                   12 p.m.
Fri., Sept.10           MIAMI (OHIO)                            7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 17          at Louisville                                3 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19         at Ohio State                                12 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 24          at Wake Forest                             6 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 26         OLD DOMINION                         1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 1             DUKE                                        5 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 7          MARYLAND                              4 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 9             BOSTON COLLEGE                    1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 17          at Old Dominion                          1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 20          WILLIAM & MARY                    3 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 22            at Syracuse                                  TBD
Sun., Oct. 24          DREXEL                                    12 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 29            NORTH CAROLINA                    TBD
Nov 4-7                  ACC Championship, Syracuse, N.Y.
Nov 12-14              NCAA 1st and 2nd round
Nov 19-21              NCAA Final Rounds