CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia field hockey team (5-2, 0-1 ACC) will take on No. 16 Wake Forest (4-3, 1-0 ACC) on Friday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at Kentner Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.


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


  • Virginia is in the midst of seven straight games against ranked opponents. After playing at No. 5 Louisville and No. 24 Ohio State last weekend, UVA will be at No. 16 Wake Forest (4-3, 1-0 ACC) on Friday before returning to Turf Field to host No. 21 Old Dominion (4-2, 0-1 BIG EAST) on Sunday
  • When Louisville scored its goal in the second period of Friday’s game, it snapped a streak 242 minutes of not allowing a goal by the UVA defense
  • Freshman goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy leads the ACC in goals-against average (0.47) and save percentage (.875)
  • Her 0.47 goals-against average ranks third in the nation as does her .875 save percentage
  • Peyton Tollaksen leads the team in both goals (4) and points (8). She is ranked eighth in the ACC in goals per game
  • Taryn Tkachuk scored her third goal of the season at Ohio State. She is now tied for second on the team in goals (3) and points (7). She missed the first two games of the season recovering from an injury and only appeared in games three and four to come into the game to take a penalty stroke. She made her debut as a field player on Sept. 10 against Miami and made her first career start at Louisville
  • Freshman back Jans Croon has started every game this season for the Cavaliers and has been a fixture in the backfield
  • Senior back Makayla Gallen scored her first goal of the year, the game-winner against the Buckeyes. The defender deflected in a shot from Cato Geusgens off a penalty corner. It was the first assist of the season for Geusgens, who is also a defender
  • The Cavaliers stayed at No. 11 in this week’s NFHCA Coaches Poll. The squad was ranked No. 8 in the preseason poll. Virginia has been ranked in the top-25 every single week since the 2012 preseason poll


  • Wake Forest has won its last four games after suffering a 2-1 loss to Ohio State on Sept. 10
  • Junior Meike Lanckohr is the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a combined three goals in last weekend’s games against No. 17 Duke and No. 21 UMass. Lanckohr has scored a team-high six goals this season, good for second in the conference
  • Goalkeeper Tori Glaister has a .571 save percentage and a 2.15 goals-against average
  • Wake Forest has outshot its opponents by a 103-38 margin over the last five games
  • The two teams played one another four times last season. All three games were decided by one goal, including a 3-2 overtime loss in the spring. UVA won 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship in the fall and the two teams split the two regular-season meetings in the fall
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 27-20


Virginia returns home to host No. 21 Old Dominion on Sunday, Sept. 26 at