CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia women’s soccer team (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) continues conference play on the road this weekend with a 1 p.m. showdown at No. 5 North Carolina (8-1-1, 1-1-1 ACC).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match will be broadcast on ACC Network and is available for stream through the ESPN app and at ESPN.com. Live stats are also available and links to the streaming broadcast and live stats are at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• UVA jumped up to No. 2 in the rankings following wins over No. 2 Duke and NC State last week.
• The win over Duke was the third win over a top-15 team for Virginia through the first 10 games.
• Diana Ordoñez was named ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after hitting the game winner vs. No. 2 Duke and assisting on the game-winning goal at NC State.
• Ordoñez entered the week ranked fourth in active D1 players in points per game for her career (1.64) and in goals per game (0.72). She has a goal or assist in five of the last six games.
• Talia Staude was named the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week after hitting the game-winning goal at NC State. It was her second career goal and first career game winner.
• Staude’s 90th minute GWG was the first for UVA since Brianna Westrup’s vs. Bucknell (8/23/18)
• Alexis Theoret tallied her first career assists on game winners in both games last week
• Laurel Ivory is second all-time in career shutouts at UVA with 38 solo shutouts for her career. The win vs. Santa Clara moved her into second all-time in wins at UVA and she has 60 total.
• Ivory is also the NCAA active leader in career shutouts across all divisions with her 38 shutouts.
• Godfrey leads UVA in assists (6) and is over halfway to her ACC-leading assist total from last year. She has a goal or an assist in six of the last eight matches after an assist at Wake Forest.
• Godfrey and Ordoñez are among the ACC leaders offensively with Godfrey second in assists and third in assists per game (0.55) entering the week. Ordoñez was second in goals (9) and goals per game (0.82).
THE SERIES WITH NORTH CAROLINA
• Virginia and North Carolina meet for the 48th time when the teams face off on Sunday afternoon.
• The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 39-4-4 with a commanding start after the series began in 1995.
• The Cavaliers picked up the first win in the series in the 2011 season, a 1-0 double overtime win at UNC.
• Three of UVA’s four wins have come in Chapel Hill with the fourth coming in the 2014 ACC Tournament semifinal.
• The series sits at 4-4-2 in the last 10 meetings, though North Carolina has won four straight in the series.
A LOOK AT THE TAR HEELS
• UNC enters the weekend at 8-1-1 and 1-1-1 in ACC play after facing Duke, Clemson and Virginia Tech.
• Emily Colton leads UNC with five goals, while Emily Murphy has a team-leading 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists).
• The Tar Heels have scored 28 points as a team while holding opponents to seven goals scored.
• Claudia Dickey has every minute in goal with 24 saves and four shutouts this season.
• The Tar Heels have four wins over top-25 teams this season, including No. 19 Washington, No. 13 Arkansas, No. 10 Stanford and No. 22 Clemson.