CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia women’s soccer team (8-1-1, 1-1-0 ACC) continues ACC play on Sunday (Sept. 25) when the Cavaliers return home to host Louisville (4-2-2, 1-1-0 ACC) in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium. It’s the first home ACC game of the season for Virginia.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday afternoon’s contest against Louisville 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.
• UVA jumped up to No. 2 in the rankings after rallying for a 3-2 win at No. 2 UNC last week.
• The No. 2 ranking is the highest of the year for UVA and the Hoos are also ranked No. 5 in the RPI.
• Lia Godfrey earned Player of the Week honors from Top Drawer Soccer after hitting the game-winning goal in the three-goal rally for the Hoos at North Carolina over the weekend.
• Maggie Cagle assisted on the Godfrey game winner at UNC and now has assisted on five game-winning goals this season in her six assists. She also hit a game winner on her only goal of the year.
• Cagle is tied for the lead nationally in game-winning assists and ranks 23rd nationally in assists per game (0.60) and is second in the ACC. She is 11th nationally in total assists (6).
• Virginia is coming off its first loss of the season with a 1-0 defeat at No. 18 Notre Dame Thursday.
• The Hoos rebound well after a rare loss, posting a 61-8-13 record in matches following a loss in the 23 years under head coach Steve Swanson.
• Virginia is looking to improve to 11-0-0 all-time against Louisville in Sunday afternoon’s match.
• Haley Hopkins is looking for the 50th goal of her career with her next score for the Cavaliers.
• Hopkins is among the NCAA offensive leaders in game-winning goals (9th – 3) and goals (14th – 7).
• As a team, the Cavaliers enter the week ranked in the top 13 nationally in goals (7th – 30), points (11th – 85) and assists (13th – 25) and rank in the top three in the ACC in all three categories.
• Virginia is also 11th nationally in scoring offense with 3.00 goals per game and is third in the ACC.
• Alexa Spaanstra continues to climb the UVA record books and is closing and has made 94 career starts which is second most at UVA. She’s closing in on matching 100 starts made by Laurel Ivory.
• Spaanstra ranks sixth in UVA history in assists (32) and her 32 goals is closing in on the top 10.
THE SERIES WITH LOUISVILLE
• UVA and Louisville meet for the 11th time on Sunday and the Hoos lead the series 10-0-0 and 6-0-0 at Klöckner.
• The Cavaliers host the Cardinals for the fourth straight regular-season meeting with Sunday’s contest.
• The teams met twice in the 2018 and 2020 seasons, facing off in the regular season and the ACC quarterfinals.
• Virginia won last year’s meeting 4-1 and have only conceded five goals in the 10 meetings between the teams.