ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer team closed out its preseason exhibitions on Saturday (Aug. 14) with a 1-0 victory over Michigan at U-M Soccer Stadium.

The Cavaliers goal came from forward Haley Hopkins in the 58th minute. Hopkins’ unassisted goal was one of three shots from the graduate transfer. For the match, Virginia tallied an 18-to-6 advantage on shots and a 10-to-3 edge in shots on goal.

“It has been a good week of training for us here in Michigan,” said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “Both games, especially this one today, gave us a good idea of where we are, but even more the areas we will need to improve. We will continue to grow together as a team, but as a staff we are excited about the potential of this team.”

Laurel Ivory posted three saves in the shutout of the Wolverines.


The shutout on Saturday was the second in the preseason for Virginia after the Cavaliers posted a 3-0 victory over Central Michigan in Maple City, Mich., on Wednesday. In that victory over the Chippewas, the Cavaliers got goals from senior forward Alexa Spaanstra, junior forward Diana Ordoñez and sophomore midfielder Peyton Goldthwaite.