CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team (7-1-0, 0-0-0 ACC) opens ACC play on Friday (Sept. 17) when the Cavaliers travel to take on Wake Forest (8-0-0, 0-0-0 ACC) in a 5 p.m. contest at Spry Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match will stream on ACCNX and is available through ESPN.com and the ESPN app. Live stats are also available. Links to both the live stream and the live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• UVA enters the week ranked No. 7 following a split of matches last week with No. 14 Penn State and Oklahoma
• Virginia opens ACC play on the road for the fourth straight season when it takes the pitch on Friday
• The Cavaliers are 13th nationally in goals score (24) and 27th nationally in goals per game (3)
• Diana Ordoñez is fourth among active players for points per game in her career (1.64) in NCAA Division I
• Laurel Ivory is tops in shutouts among active D1 players (36) in the NCAA and tied for the lead in all divisions
• Lia Godfrey enters the week having tallied a goal or an assist in five consecutive games
• Alexa Spaanstra came up big in the last outing with the game-winning goal and an assist against Oklahoma
• The game at Wake Forest kicks off a stretch where UVA will be on the road for five of six ACC contests
THE SERIES WITH WAKE FOREST
• Virginia and Wake Forest have faced each other 30 times with the Cavaliers leading 19-7-4 in the series.
• Virginia and Wake Forest meet for the 31st time when the teams face off on Friday
• The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 19-7-4 and have gone 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings
• UVA won six straight before the teams drew in the last meeting – a 1-1 result in Winston-Salem in 2019
• The Hoos scored in the 89th minute of play to square the game and send it in to overtime
A LOOK AT THE DEMON DEACONS
• Wake Forest enters the week with an 8-0-0 record after posting shutouts in every game played this season
• Forward Shayla Smart leads the Deacs with six goals and an assist – including four game-winning goals
• Forward Jenna Menta is the leading ball distributor with four assists – she’s also added four goals
• The Demon Deacons have scored 23 goals this season and limited opponents to only 39 shots in eight games
• Kaitlyn Parks has started seven games in goal, making 12 saves and posting five shutouts in that time
NEXT UP FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns home next week to host No. 4 Duke in a 7 p.m. contest on Thursday (Sept. 23). The match will be broadcast on ACCNX.