CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team (15-1-2, 8-0-2 ACC) opens play in the ACC Women’s Soccer Championships on Friday (Nov. 5) when the Cavaliers take on No. 24 Clemson (12-5-1, 6-3-1 ACC) at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. at 5:30 p.m.

Virginia is the top seed in the tournament and received a bye to the semifinal match while Clemson is the fifth-seeded team and defeated Notre Dame in the quarterfinal to advance.

Friday’s match will be broadcast on ACC Network and is available for stream through the ESPN app and at Live stats are also available and links to the stream and live stats are at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).

• UVA enters the ACC Tournament as the top seed for the third time in history (2013, 2015, 2021).
• The Hoos enter the ACC Tournament as the top seed for the third time. UVA is 2-1-1 in ACC Tournament games as the top seed in the tournament (1-1-0 in 2013 and 1-0-1 in 2015).
• Virginia’s match against Clemson will be its eighth against a top-25 team this season. The Cavaliers are 4-1-2 in games against nationally-ranked opponents this season.
• Diana Ordoñez leads UVA in goals (14) and points (31). She has 94 points – 8th all-time at UVA. She tops the ACC in goals & points and is third nationally – tops in the ACC – in game winning goals.
• Ordoñez is fifth at UVA in career goals (41) and tied shy with Morgan Brian for fifth all-time.
• Ordoñez entered the week ranked fifth in active D1 players in points per game for her career (1.65) and tied for fourth in goals per game (0.72). She has a goal or assist in 10 of the last 13 games.
• Haley Hopkins is in the top 10 of the ACC in points (T6th), goals (T9th) and assists (T7th).
• Alexa Spaanstra came up big for UVA down the stretch with four goals and four assists through the final six games. She is tied for sixth in the ACC in assists (8) and eighth in points (22).
• Spaanstra is tied for seventh all-time at UVA in assists and now has 28 assists for her career.
• Laurel Ivory entered the week as the NCAA D1 active leader in career shutouts (40).
• Ivory has 65 career wins and is four shy of tying the UVA record set by Morgan Stearns (2013-16).
• Lia Godfrey leads UVA in assists (12) passing her ACC-leading total from 2020. She has a goal or an assist in 11 of the last 15 matches and has a goal and six assists in the last five games.
• Godfrey is third among active D1 players in assists per game (0.54), eighth nationally in total assists this season (12) and 12th in assists per game (0.67) this season.

• Virginia holds a 23-24-9 all-time record in the ACC Championships.
• The Hoos have won the ACC Championships twice in program history – 2004 and 2012.
• Last season, the Cavaliers defeated Louisville 4-1 before falling to North Carolina 0-2 in the semifinal round.

• Virginia and Clemson meet for the 30th time when the teams face off in the ACC semifinal on Friday afternoon.
• The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 15-12-2 in one of the more tightly contested series for the Cavaliers.
• Virginia won eight straight in the series before a draw and back-to-back Clemson wins mark the last three games.
• Clemson won the last meeting 3-0 in Clemson during the 2020 season and have posted back-to-back shutouts.
• The Hoos and Tigers have met five times in the ACC Tournament with Clemson leading those matches 3-2.
• UVA won the last ACC Tourney meeting 5-0 in the 2015 ACC semifinal at WakeMed Soccer Park as the top seed.
• The last 10 meetings in the series have all been shutouts with UVA going 7-2-1 in those meetings.