CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer team (1-0-0) hits the road for the first time this weekend when it travels to face No. 12 West Virginia (1-0-0) in a Sunday afternoon contest. Kick is set for 2 p.m. from Dick Dlesk Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match will be streamed through Big XII Now for subscribers to ESPN+, which is available at WatchESPN.com and through the ESPN app. Live stats will also be available. Links to both the stream and the live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• The Hoos enter the weekend riding a shutout streak after closing last season with four consecutive clean sheets and a streak of 549:35 scoreless minutes dating back to the NCAA Tournament opener.
• Virginia is coming off an 8-0 victory over Richmond in the season opener, the most goals scored by the Hoos since an 8-1 victory over William & Mary on September 12, 2019 at home
• Six different players scored in the win over the Spiders and six players added assists, including braces from forwards Haley Hopkins and Diana Ordoñez
• Sophomore defender Samar Guidry scored her first collegiate goal in the last outing, while sophomore defender Laney Rouse and Sarah Brunner each tallied their first collegiate assist
• Four players made their Virginia debuts in the season opener with Hopkins joining freshmen Kiki Maki, Degen Miller and Madeline Simpson on the pitch as a Cavalier for the first time
• The upcoming meeting with West Virginia is the first of six teams ranked in the top 12 on the schedule for UVA
THE SERIES WITH WEST VIRGINIA
• Virginia and West Virginia have faced off 18 times with the Cavaliers holding an 11-4-3 lead in the all-time series that began in 2001 with a 2-1 victory by the Cavaliers
• The Cavaliers are 3-3-1 all-time against West Virginia in matches played in Morgantown, including last season
• Virginia faced West Virginia twice a year ago, dropping a 1-0 contest at West Virginia before playing the Mountaineers to a draw in Charlottesville a week later to close the regular season
• Six of the last eight meetings have been decided by one goal with the exception of the 2019 meeting and the draw in Charlottesville last season. Virginia won the 2019 contest 4-1 in Charlottesville
LAST SEASON AGAINST THE MOUNTAINEERS
• The teams played twice in the 2020-21 season, meeting a week apart in April to close the regular season
• West Virginia’s Isabella Sibley scored in the 86th minute of the first meeting to claim the 1-0 victory
• Virginia took a lead in the second meeting with a Diana Ordoñez goal in the 34th minute
• The Mountaineers tied it up with a Sibley goal in the 82nd minute before the teams would draw to close the regular season
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will continue to play on the road next week, traveling to face George Mason in a Thursday night (Aug. 26) contest. Kick is set for 7 p.m. in that meeting between the Cavaliers and the Patriots.