CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer team (6-0-0) continues its homestand on Thursday (Sept. 8) when the Cavaliers host Oregon State (3-1-2) in a 6 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Thursday night’s contest against Oregon State will be broadcast on ACC Network and will also be streamed 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 broadcast and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
Tickets are available for Thursday 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 remains ranked No. 5 nationally by the United Soccer Coaches entering week four of play.
• The Hoos are 6-0-0 on the season and have posted five consecutive shutouts entering the weekend.
• Virginia picked up its second win over a nationally-ranked opponent in its last outing, defeating then No. 23 Memphis 5-0 after previously defeating No. 11 Georgetown 1-0 on the road.
• Talia Staude was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after the two shutouts last week. It was the second straight weekly honor for a UVA after Haley Hopkins was ACC Offensive Player of the Week last week.
• Hopkins continued the scoring onslaught on Sunday with a second-half goal against Memphis and has seven goals in the last four games – including three game-winning goals.
• The Cavaliers are one of the most prolific offenses early in the 2022 season, coming in at third nationally with 22 goals so far this season while Hopkins is third in total goals scored (7).
• Lia 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 third solo shutout of the season and fifth of her career vs. Memphis.
• Alexa Spaanstra also continues to move up the UVA career record book and sits sixth all-time in assists at UVA with 32 after her two assist performance against assist vs. Memphis 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 49 goals and 22 assists (120 points) while Spaanstra has 31 goals and 32 assists (94 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).
• Brianna Jablonowski scored her first goal vs. Memphis – tallying a brace and assist in the win.
THE SERIES WITH OREGON STATE
• Virginia and Oregon State meet for only the second time and the first since the initial meeting in the 1999 season
• The Beavers won that game at home by a score of 2-0 in that meeting on September 4, 1999
• In that game, Oregon State scored a pair of second-half goals from BreeAnna Jolin to knock off No. 18 Virginia
ON DECK FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will continue to play at home on Sunday (Sept. 11) afternoon with a 2 p.m. contest against VCU to close out the non-conference slate.