CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 10 Virginia field hockey team plays one game this week, hosting Miami (Ohio) on Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Turf Field.

PARKING NOTE: There is a concert at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday night so parking will be in the Emmet-Ivy Garage only.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

  • The game will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats be available for the game
  • Links for both are posted on VirginiaSports.com

NOTING THE CAVALIERS

  • Virginia (3-1, 0-0 ACC) remains in the top-10 in the first NFHCA Coaches Poll of the regular season. The Cavaliers were No. 8 in the preseason poll
  • UVA is one of four ACC teams to be ranked in the top-10 this week
  • Virginia is coming off back-to-back shutouts last weekend against CAA opponents William & Mary (5-0) and Towson (3-0)
  • Virginia had 22 penalty corners in the Towson game, the most by a team in a single game so far this season
  • 53 was the most shots that Virginia has taken in a game since at least 2008. The previous high in that span was 44 against Towson in 2012
  • The NCAA does not keep records for shots in a game
  • Virginia averaged 26.0 shots per game in 2020-21
  • Amber Ezechiels leads the team with seven points. She ranks fourth in the ACC at 0.75 points per game
  • Peyton Tollaksen, who had two goals at William & Mary, is fifth in the ACC in goals per game (0.75) and leads the team with three
  • Annie McDonough scored two goals with an assist in the William & Mary game
  • Virginia took 53 shots against Towson, including 29 on goal
  • Towson’s goalie Lena Vandam now leads the nation in saves per game (14.67). Her 21 saves on Sunday were five more than any other goalie in the nation has made in a game so far this season and is tied for the most in a game in the last two seasons
  • Virginia’s three goalies have combined for a 0.98 goals-against average
  • Freshman Tyler Kennedy has made three appearances this season, playing 75 minutes without allowing a goal. She leads the goalies with five saves this season, all coming against Delaware
  • Virginia is third in the ACC with a combined .733 save percentage
  • Six of Virginia’s seven freshmen have played this season
  • Freshman Jans Croon has started all four games
  • Freshman Noa Boterman made her first career start against Towson. She scored her first collegiate goal against Delaware
  • Taryn Tkachuk made her collegiate debut at William & Mary. Tkachuk, who has been sidelined with an injury, appeared in both games last weekend to take penalty strokes. She scored her first collegiate goal with a conversion against Towson

NOTING MIAMI (OHIO)

  • Miami (1-4, 0-0 MAC) has started the season 1-4, but has three one-goal losses against tough opponents including UConn (2-1), Indiana (1-0) and Ohio State (1-0). They also played current No. 1 Michigan in a preseason exhibition, being edged 2-1
  • Miami has won the last four MAC regular-season championships and is the preseason favorite to repeat
  • Miami has made four-straight appearances in the NCAA tournament
  • Miami is coming off a banner year, finishing the regular season with a 13-2 overall record and a perfect 10-0 record in conference play. Six different student-athletes that earned All-MAC accolades a year ago return for 2021
  • Claudia Negrete Garcia leads the team with four goals
  • Head coach Iñako Puzo spent two years as Virginia’s associate head coach before taking the job at Miami where he has been named the MAC Coach of the Year four times
  • Assistant coach Chip Rogers worked in UVA’s media relations department before joining Miami’s coaching staff

ON THE HORIZON

  • Virginia opens conference play on Friday, Sept. 17 at No. 6 Louisville
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