CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team (3-0-0) returns home to continue non-conference play on Sunday (Aug. 28) when the Cavaliers host Fairleigh Dickinson (0-3-0) in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
Fans can purchase single-game tickets in advance online at UVATix.com. Reserved seats purchased in advance are $12 and general admission tickets are $8. UVA athletics strongly encourages fans to avoid lines on game day and purchase their tickets online in advance. Single game tickets will be $15 at the gate on game day for reserved seats if available and $10 for general admission seats. Group packages for parties of 20 or more are $6 and are available for purchase over the phone in advance only.
General admission season tickets are also on sale for $45.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday’s match against Fairleigh Dickinson will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com for customers who have the ACC Network as part of their television subscription. Live stats are also available and links to both the live stream and broadcast are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• Virginia is coming off a 1-0 victory at No. 11 Georgetown in its first matchup against a ranked team.
• It was the only road contest of the non-conference slate for UVA which plays 7-of-8 non-conference matches at home as part of a schedule that features six teams ranked in the preseason polls.
• Freshman Maggie Cagle notched her fourth assist of the season at Georgetown connecting with Haley Hopkins for the freshman’s third game-winning assist of the year.
• Hopkins and Alexa Spaanstra are two of only five players active in the NCAA with 30 goals and 20 assists for their careers. Hopkins has 43 goals and 22 assists (108 points) while Spaanstra has 31 goals and 29 assists (91 points) to rank second and fourth, respectively, among the five players.
• Hopkins is also third among all active NCAA players in career points (108) and goals (43).
• Cayla White picked up the shutout at GU – her first solo shutout of the year and third of her career.
• Several newcomers have factored into games early with freshmen Maya Carter and Jill Flammia both scoring in the first three games and transfer Chloe Japic delivering an assist.
• Lia Godfrey assisted twice on goals against Loyola Maryland and is the active NCAA leader for all divisions in assists per game with 0.50 assists per game for her career.
• Junior defender Laney Rouse returned to the pitch at No. 11 Georgetown after missing the first two games in duty with the U.S. Youth National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
• Junior Sarah Brunner has come up big in her starts through the first three games of the season, turning in a brace that included the game winner against Loyola Maryland.
ON DECK FOR THE HOOS
• Virginia will continue to play at home next week when the Hoos host James Madison and Memphis.
• The Hoos face JMU at 5 p.m. Thursday in a doubleheader with the men’s team as both squads face the Dukes.
• The Cavaliers will then continue non-conference play against Memphis in a 6 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.