CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer team (5-0-0) continues non-conference play on Sunday night (Sept. 4) when the Cavaliers host No. 23 Memphis (3-2-0) in a 6 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
It is the first-ever meeting between Virginia and Memphis in women’s soccer.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday night’s contest against Memphis 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).
Tickets are available for Sunday night’s game and 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.
• Virginia entered the third week of play ranked No. 5 nationally by the United Soccer Coaches.
• The Hoos are 5-0-0 on the season and have posted four consecutive shutouts entering the weekend.
• Virginia picked up its first win over a ranked team last week, downing No. 11 Georgetown 1-0 a week ago and will face its second nationally-ranked team with Memphis on Sunday evening.
• Haley Hopkins was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week following after tallying four goals last week with the game-winner at Georgetown and a hat trick against Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday.
• Hopkins was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for her week two performance.
• Hopkins continued the scoring onslaught on Thursday with her third-straight game winner in the victory over JMU when she converted a penalty kick early in the second half.
• The graduate student forward has now hit three straight game-winning goals for the Cavaliers.
• Lia Godfrey also scored for the second straight game with her strike against the Dukes on Thursday.
• Godfrey also continues to lead all active NCAA D1 players in assists per game as she averages 0.49 assists per game over the course of her career with the Cavaliers.
• Cayla White picked up her second solo shutout of the season and fourth of her career vs. JMU.
• Alexa Spaanstra also continues to move up the UVA career record book and sits sixth all-time in assists at UVA with 31 after her two assist performance against FDU on Sunday.
• Hopkins and Spaanstra are two of only five players active in the NCAA with 30 goals and 20 assists for their careers. Hopkins has 47 goals and 22 assists (116 points) while Spaanstra has 31 goals and 31 assists (93 points) to rank second and fourth, respectively, among the five players.
• Hopkins is also third among all active D1 players in career points (116) and career goals (47).
A LOOK AT THE TIGERS
• Memphis is coming off a 3-2 loss to Louisville in a match hosted by JMU in Harrisonburg on Thursday night.
• The Tigers have wins over Iowa State, UALR and UAB while the losses came to Louisville and at No. 18 Ole Miss.
• Memphis is led in scoring by Momo Nakao with three goals and an assist for seven points
• Nakao had a goal and an assist against the Cardinals and has scored in three straight games
• Defensively, Memphis keeper Sarah Bozeman has started three games seven saves and four goals allowed
• Memphis advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament a year ago before falling to Duke