CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 16 Virginia field hockey team (7-6) hosts William & Mary (3-9) on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Turf Field.


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


  • The Cavaliers play three games this week, hosting William & Mary (Wednesday) and Drexel (Sunday) with a trip to Syracuse in the middle (Friday)
  • The Cavaliers fell two spots to No. 16 in this week’s NFHCA Coaches Poll. Virginia has been ranked in the top-25 every single week since the 2012 preseason poll
  • Virginia finished a stretch of seven straight games against ranked opponents with Sunday’s game at No. 18 Old Dominion. UVA played ODU twice in that stretch
  • Virginia’s last five games have all been decided by a single goal, including three overtime games. UVA went 1-4 in those games including two losses against Old Dominion
  • Laura Janssen scored Virginia’s goal on Sunday at Old Dominion, her third of the season
  • Annie McDonough had her fourth assist of the season at Old Dominion, tying her for the team lead
  • Greer Gill also has four assists
  • Amber Ezechiels leads the team in points (13) and goals (5). The defender also leads the team with 36 shots, 16 more than the next closest player
  • Ezechiels is ninth in the ACC in goals per game (.45) and eighth in points per game (1.18)
  • Back Makayla Gallen has scored two goals this season, the game-winner at Ohio State and the game-tying goal against Duke
  • Nine different Cavaliers have scored goals this season. 15 players have contributed at least one goal or an assist
  • Annie McDonough, Makayla Gallen and freshman Jans Croon are the only players to start every game this season
  • Freshman goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy ranks third in the ACC in goals-against average (1.19) and saves percentage (.769)
  • This is the second meeting of the season between the Cavaliers and the Tribe. UVA won the first 5-0 in Williamsburg on Sept. 3
  • Virginia led 1-0 at halftime and scored four goals in the second period
  • Virginia held a 19-2 advantage in shots, with 15 of those coming in the second half


  • The Tribe picked up a 2-0 win against Drexel last Friday that guaranteed the team a place in the CAA Championship tournament field
  • W&M is currently third in the CAA standings with a 3-2 record. All three of their wins this season have come in conference games going 0-7 against teams outside the league
  • Lauren Curran leads the team in goals (6) and points (13)
  • William & Mary’s goal-keeping tandem of Maddie George and Kimi Jones have a combined 2.89 goals-against average and a .633 save percentage
  • UVA leads the all-time series 32-15-2 and has won the last six meetings


  • Virginia travels to play at No. 6 Syracuse (11-2, 4-0 ACC) on Friday at 4 p.m. before closing out the weekend by hosting Drexel (5-11, 2-2 CAA) on Sunday at noon