CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 Virginia women’s soccer team (3-0-0) returns to action at home on Sunday (Aug. 29) when the Cavaliers will face George Washington (0-1-2) in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through ESPN.com and the ESPN app to customers who have the ACC Network as part of their television package. Live stats will also be available. Links to the broadcast and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• Virginia is coming off back-to-back road games, including a 2-0 victory at George Mason on Thursday night.
• The Hoos have posted three straight shutouts to start the year and seven straight dating back to last season.
• The Cavaliers have gone 729 minutes since the last goal conceded – the fourth longest streak in UVA history.
• Taryn Torres and Alexa Spaanstra each scored their first goal of the season in the win at GMU.
• Virginia now has eight different players who have scored a goal this season and seven players with assists.
• Cayla White picked up her first victory of the year with the shutout at GMU. It was her third career solo shutout.
• Rebecca Jarrett delivered the assist on Torres game-winner at GMU. Jarrett leads UVA with two assists to date.
THE SERIES WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON
• UVA leads the series with the Colonials 13-1-0 and is 6-0-0 in matches at home – 4-0-0 at Klöckner Stadium.
• The meeting Sunday will be the first between the teams since the 2000 season and first at home since 1997.
• Virginia won the last meeting 7-0 in the first year under the leadership of head coach Steve Swanson.
• The lone win by the Colonials came in the 1996 season. It was a 2-1 win at George Washington.
A LOOK AT THE COLONIALS
• George Washington is 0-1-2 on the season and is coming off a 1-1 draw with UNCG in the last outing.
• GW dropped its opener to Elon before drawing with Navy and UNCG in back-to-back contests.
• Sammy Neyman leads the Colonials with two goals, while four different players have assists this season.
• Neyman, a midfielder, has scored in each of the last two games for George Washington.
• Midfielder Kelly Amador has a goal and an assists for the Colonials and is second in points for GW this year.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will go back out on the road for the next two games, playing both contests at JMU as part of the Fairfield by Marriott Invitational. The Cavalier will kick things off against defending NCAA Champion Santa Clara at 8 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 2) and close the week against host JMU at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 5). Also participating in the event is Virginia Tech, though the Cavaliers will not face the Hokies.