CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fifth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team (7-0-0) closes the non-conference portion of its schedule when the Cavaliers host VCU (2-1-4) in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium on Sunday (Sept. 11).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday afternoon’s contest against VCU 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 afternoon’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 in the fourth week of play.
• The Hoos are 7-0-0 on the season and have posted six consecutive shutouts entering the weekend.
• Virginia has won consecutive games 5-0 after wins over No. 23 Memphis and Oregon State.
• Maggie Cagle scored her first goal vs. Oregon State and has a goal and five assists. She has three assists on game-winning goals and hit the game-winning goal against the Beavers.
• Maya Carter notched a brace against Oregon State, scoring twice in the final five minutes of the first half to help give the Hoos a 3-0 lead going into the half.
• The shutout of Oregon State marks 568:08 minutes since the Cavaliers last gave up a goal.
• 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 her scoring onslaught on Sunday with a second-half goal against Memphis and has seven goals in the last five games – including three game-winning goals.
• The Cavaliers are one of the most prolific offenses early in the 2022 season, tied for first nationally with 27 goals and 3.86 goals per game while Hopkins is tied for third in total goals scored (7).
• 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 six 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 six players.
• Hopkins is also third among all active D1 players in career points (120) and career goals (49).
THE SERIES WITH VCU
• Virginia and VCU have met six times in the history of the programs with the Cavaliers leading the series 5-0-1.
• The Hoos have won four straight in the series dating back to the lone tie which came in the 1998 season.
• In the spring of 2021 the Hoos picked up a 2-1 victory over the Rams in a match played in Richmond.
• In that last meeting, UVA got goals from Claire Constant and Diana Ordönez to lock up the victory.