CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia women’s soccer team (13-1-1, 6-0-1 ACC) continues its three-game homestand on Thursday night (Oct. 21) when the Cavaliers host Louisville (7-5-1, 3-4-0 ACC) in a 7 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match between Virginia and Louisville on Thursday night will be streamed by ACCNX and is available on the ESPN app and at ESPN.com. Live stats for the match will also be available. Links to both the streaming broadcast and the live stats are at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• UVA remained No. 2 in the rankings for the fourth consecutive week after win over No. 17 Notre Dame
• The match with Notre Dame was the sixth against a top-20 team this season. UVA is 4-1-1 in the six games against top-20 teams this season and has one left at top-ranked FSU next week.
• Diana Ordoñez leads UVA in goals (10) and points (22). She has 85 points for her career which ties her for 10th all-time in career points as a Cavalier.
• Ordoñez is tied for sixth at UVA in career goals (37) with midfielder Alexis Shaffer (2013-16).
• Ordoñez entered the week ranked fifth in active D1 players in points per game for her career (1.57) and tied for fourth in goals per game (0.69). She has a goal or assist in seven of the last 10 games.
• Haley Hopkins tied a career high with five points (2G, 1A) at Syracuse – including the game winner – and hit the game winner vs. the Irish. She has three goals and two assists in the last three games.
• Alexa Spaanstra came up big for the Hoos in the last three games with a brace at BC, an assist at Syracuse and hit a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win over No. 17 Notre Dame.
• Spaanstra has moved into 9th all-time at UVA in assists and now has 26 assists for her career.
• She was named the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week following the Notre Dame win.
• Laurel Ivory is tied as the NCAA active leader in career shutouts in all divisions with 40 shutouts.
• Ivory has 63 career wins and is six shy of tying the UVA record to match Morgan Stearns (2013-16).
• Lia Godfrey leads UVA in assists (10) passing her ACC-leading total from 2020. She has a goal or an assist in nine of the last 12 matches and has a goal and four assists in the last three games.
• Godfrey and Ordoñez are among the ACC leaders with Godfrey second in assists (10) and assists per game (0.67). Ordoñez is tied for first in goals (10) and third in goals per game (0.67).
• Hopkins and Spaanstra also appear among the ACC leaders offensively tied for fourth in total assists (6) and eighth in assists per game (0.40).|
THE SERIES WITH THE CARDINALS
• Virginia and Louisville meet for the 10th time when the teams face off on Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium
• The Cavaliers lead the all-time series with the Cardinals 9-0-0 and are 5-0-0 in games played at Klöckner Stadium
• Four of the last five meetings have come in Charlottesville dating back to the 2018 season
• The teams met twice in 2018 and 2020, facing off in the regular season in Charlottesville and ACC Tournament
• The one meetings in the last five not in Charlottesville was the 2020 ACC Tournament quarterfinal in Cary, N.C.
• The teams have faced off each season since 2014 when Louisville began competing in the ACC
A LOOK AT LOUISVILLE
• Louisville enters the week at 7-5-1 overall and 3-4-0 in ACC play after a loss to Boston College last week
• The Cardinals have dropped three straight matches heading into the matchup with the Cavaliers
• Nina Nicosia and Julia Simon lead Louisville with three goals and three assists each this season
• As a team, Louisville has scored 24 goals this year while allowing opponents to score 21 goals
• Gabby Kouzelos has started all 13 matches in goal, making 47 saves and posting a pair of shutouts
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will close out the home portion of its regular-season schedule on Sunday afternoon (Oct 24) when the Cavaliers host Miami. The game will begin at 3 p.m. after being picked up for broadcast by the ACC Regional Sports Networks.