CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (1-1, 0-0 ACC) plays its first road contest of the season, taking on William & Mary (0-1, 0-0 CAA) on Friday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. Busch Field in Williamsburg, Va.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

  • Live stats be available for the game
  • Live streaming video is available through FloSports (subscription required)
  • Links for both are posted on VirginiaSports.com

NOTING THE CAVALIERS

  • Virginia went 1-1 in its opening weekend, falling in overtime against No. 16 Penn State and topping No. 17 Delaware 3-1
  • Against Penn State, UVA twice tied the game, including Adele Iacobucci’s fourth-quarter score to send the game into OT, but Penn State scored on a breakaway 4:01 into the extra period
  • Against Delaware, UVA scored twice in the first quarter to take an early lead and then managed to hold on for the 3-1 victory despite being outshot 19-7
  • Virginia had five different players score its five goals in last week’s action
  • Amber Ezechiels scored UVA’s first goal of the season
  • She also had an assist against Penn State and Delaware, giving her a team-leading four points
  • Peyton Tollaksen scored the game-winner against Delaware
  • Meghen Hengerer scored a goal against Delaware (with an assist from Ezechiels) after assisting on Ezechiels goal in the Penn State game
  • Three goalkeepers saw action last weekend. Lauren Hausheer played the entire game against Penn State. Taylor Henriksen played the first half against Delaware (getting the win) and Tyler Kennedy made her collegiate debut, playing the second half
  • Kennedy made five saves without allowing a goal in her 30 minutes against Delaware
  • Back Jans Croon started both games last week, the only first-year in the starting lineup. Croon lived in Haarlem, The Netherlands until she moved to California at the age of 13 years. Her family has also resided in Chapel Hill
  • Striker Noa Boterman made her collegiate debut against Penn State and scored her first career goal against Delaware
  • Defenders Emily Field and Grace Parsons also made their collegiate debuts, appearing in both games
  • Danielle Husar missed the first two games of the season as she was in Santiago, Chile, competing at the 2021 Junior Pan American Championships
  • Husar and her Team Canada teammates won the gold medal and have earned a spot in the Junior World Cup, which will be contested in December in South Africa
  • Virginia remains at No. 8 in the NFHCA rankings as the first regular-season poll will not be released until next Tuesday

NOTING WILLIAM & MARY

  • William & Mary opened the season with a 7-2 loss to Penn State
  • Molly Schuma and Lily Saunders scored the goals for the Tribe. Kiki Jones made five saves
  • Five of W&M’s first seven games are against ranked opponents
  • The Tribe only played five games in 2020-21, going 3-2
  • Last spring, the Tribe were third in the CAA in shots per game at 12.8
  • Virginia also plays William & Mary in its football opener on Saturday night
  • UVA leads the all-time series 31-15-2 and has won the last five meetings
  • In the last meeting (10/26/18), Virginia won 3-2 in double overtime in Williamsburg

ON THE HORIZON

  • Virginia returns home to host Towson (0-1, 0-0 CAA) on Sunday, Sept. 5 at noon at Turf Field
  • The game will be televised on the ACC Network
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