CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) returns home to host No. 2 Duke (7-0-0, 1-0-0 ACC) in a 7 p.m. match on Thursday night (Sept. 23) at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match between Virginia and Duke will be streamed by ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and ESPN.com. Live stats are also available for the match. Links to both the stream 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 a 1-0 victory at Wake Forest to open ACC play off a goal by Diana Ordoñez.
• Ordoñez now has 10 game-winning goals in her career and leads UVA with eight goals this season.
• The junior forward is fifth among active D1 players in career goals per game (0.73) and points per game (1.65).
• Lia Godfrey assisted on the Ordoñez goal at Wake Forest – her sixth assist of the season.
• Godfrey has now tallied at least a goal or an assist in six consecutive games entering the match with Duke.
• Laurel Ivory picked up her 37th career shutout at Wake Forest and is the active NCAA leader in career shutouts.
• Virginia is facing its fourth top-15 opponent this season when it takes on Duke on Thursday night.
A LOOK AT THE BLUE DEVILS
• Duke is 7-0-0 on the season and is 1-0-0 in the ACC after opening with a 1-0 victory at No. 2 North Carolina.
• Michelle Cooper leads Duke offensively with six goals and three assists for a team-leading 15 points.
• Tess Boade has three goals this season – all game winners – including two goals off penalty kicks.
• Goalkeeper Ruthie Jones has two solo shutouts and has posted 19 saves while allowing only three goals.
• Duke has scored 21 goals to date and allowed only the three on the way to the undefeated record.
THE SERIES WITH DUKE
• Virginia leads the all-time series with Duke 23-15-9 and leads 11-6-4 in home games.
• The 47 games played to date have featured the nine draws and 22 games decided by one goal.
• The Cavaliers lead in the last 10 games played 5-3-2 and are 2-1-2 in the last five games played.
• The last 10 games played have seven decided by one goal and two draws in that span.
• Last season, the teams played to a 1-1 draw at Duke in the second game of the season.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will go back on the road on Sunday (Sept. 26) when the Cavaliers travel to face NC State in a 2 p.m. match at Dail Soccer Stadium. The match will be streamed on ACCNX. It is the first of four straight ACC road games for Virginia.