CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 16 Virginia field hockey team (8-6, 2-2 ACC) returns to conference action when it plays at No. 6 Syracuse (11-2, 4-0 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. at  J.S. Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y.


  • The 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


  • 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
  • Eight of Virginia’s last nine games have been decided by one-goal margins, including three of the last five games going to overtime
  • Virginia is coming off a 5-1 victory against William & Mary on Wednesday
  • Amber Ezechiels added to her team-leading goals and points tallies on Wednesday with a goal and an assist She leads the team in points (16) and goals (5). The defender also leads the team with 38 shots, 10 more than the next closest player
  • Ezechiels is ranked eighth in the ACC in goals per game (.50) and sixth in points per game (1.33)
  • Annie McDonough scored two goals against William & Mary, her second multi-goal game of the year. She also scored twice in the first meeting between UVA and W&M
  • Greer Gill scored a goal with two assists on Wednesday. It was her first goal of the season. She leads the team with six assists
  • Sophomore Esha Shah scored the first goal of her collegiate career against the Tribe. She scored her goal on just her second shot of the season in her seventh game of the season. The striker played in six games last year without taking a shot
  • With Gill and Shah each scoring their first goals of the season, 11 different players have now scored for UVA this year
  • Freshman goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy ranks third in the ACC in goals-against average (1.22) and saves percentage (.755)
  • Virginia’s three goalkeepers have combined for a .742 save percentage, ranking second in the ACC
  • Freshman midfielder Grace Parsons returned to action against William & Mary. Parsons had been sidelined by an injury since the Penn State game on August 29


  • Syracuse has won nine straight games, its longest win streak since the 2015 season
  • The Orange are tied with Louisville at the top of the ACC standings at 4-0
  • Brooke Borzymowski leads the ACC and is third in the nation with a 0.77 goals-against average
  • The Orange are second in the ACC and sixth in the nation with a 3.51 scoring average
  • Quirine Comans leads the team with 22 points while Pleun Lammers has a team-best eight goals
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 10-3 and has won the last seven meetings including all three played during the 2020-21 season
  • In those last seven meetings, six were decided by a single goal and three went into overtime


  • Virginia closes out the regular season at home, hosting Drexel (5-11, 2-2 CAA) on Sunday, Oct. 24 at noon and No. 10 North Carolina on Friday, Dec. 29 at 5 p.m.