CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team (5-3, 1-1 ACC) closes out its current homestand by hosting a pair of ranked teams. The Cavaliers open the weekend by taking on No. 5 Louisville (8-1, 0-1 ACC) on Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. and close it out on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. against No. 19 William & Mary (6-3, 0-0 CAA).

Admission is free for all fans.

NOTE THE GAME TIME CHANGE FOR FRIDAY – Friday’s match was moved up to a 1 p.m. start time from its originally-scheduled time due to impending inclement weather.


  • The match will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app. It is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
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  • Virginia moved up three spots in this week’s NFHCA poll to a season-beat No. 7 ranking. The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top-10 since the Week 1 poll
  • There is only one team on Virginia’s schedule that has not been ranked this season: Kent State. James Madison and Temple were both unranked when Virginia faced them but both moved into the rankings with JMU coming it at No. 21 and Temple at No. 24. Next weekend’s home opponent, Miami (Ohio) was ranked No. 24 but has slipped out of the top 25
  • Virginia is coming off a 3-0 win against Syracuse last Friday
  • The Cavaliers took a season-high 26 shots against the Orange. They were averaging 11.6 shots per game headed into that contest
  • UVA had 14 penalty corners against Syracuse. They had 33 total in their first seven games
  • Senior Cato Geusgens scored two goals against Syracuse. It was the third multi-goal game of her career and the first since her freshman season
  • Geusgens scored the first goal of the game against Syracuse making her the fifth different Cavalier in five victories to score the game-winning goal
  • Senior Laura Janssen leads the Cavaliers with seven goals this season. She ranks fourth in the ACC in goals per game (0.88) and 13th in the NCAA
  • Janssen has seven goals in eight games this season and has scored in all but two games this season
  • Virginia has four players ranked in the top-10 in the conference in assists per game: Jans Croon is fifth at 0.50 per game, Meghen Hengerer eighth at 0.43 and Annie McDonough and Daniela Mendez Trendler 10th with 0.38 per game
  • Freshman goalkeeper Jet Trimborn was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week, the first Cavalier to earn a conference Player of the Week honor this year
  • Trimborn faced eight shots and made all four of her saves in the fourth quarter in blanking a Syracuse team that ranks among the nation’s top five in both goals and points per game. Friday marked the only time the Orange has been shut out in 10 games this season and only the third match in which it has scored fewer than three goals
  • Trimborn, who played the full 60 minutes on Friday, has not allowed a goal in 84:07 of ACC action thus far
  • Seven of Virginia’s eight freshmen have appeared in games this season and five have been in at least one starting lineup. Freshman Madison Orsi has started every game this season
  • Freshman Daniela Mendez-Trendler is second on the team in points with seven. She has a goal and two assists in the last two games 


  • Louisville dropped one spot in this week’s NFHCA rankings to No. 5
  • The Cardinals are earning the fewest penalty corners per game of the teams in the ACC at 4.78 per game
  • The Cardinals dropped their ACC opener two weeks ago against North Carolina, falling 3-0
  • Goalkeeper Sasha Elliott leads the ACC in saves per game (5.11) and save percentage (0.852). Her save percentage is second in the NCAA
  • Aimee Plumb leads the Cardinals with 11 points on three goals and five assists
  • Three players lead the team in goals scored with four apiece: Julie Kouijzer, Katie Schneider and Mattie Tabor
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 9-8, but Louisville has won five of the last six meetings, including four wins in the 2020-21 season
  • Louisville won the regular-season meeting last year 1-0, but Virginia topped the Cardinals in a shootout in the semifinals of the ACC Championship


  • William & Mary have been ranked as high as No. 16 this season, their highest ranking since being No. 15 in 2004
  • The Tribe picked up a thrilling 1-0 overtime win at then-No. 6 Liberty. The Flames were the NCAA National Runner-up last season and entered that game leading the country in scoring at 5.5 goals per game. W&M also knocked off Old Dominion, 3-2, in double OT earlier this season. The Tribe also has a 2-1 win at No. 16 Duke
  • Goalkeeper Maddie George comes into the week ranked No. 10 in the NCAA in goals-against average at 1.09
  • George leads the nation in save percentage at 0.853
  • Lauren Curran leads the CAA and is ranked in the top-20 in the nation in scoring, averaging 0.78 goals per game
  • Virginia and William & Mary faced one another twice last season with UVA winning 5-0 and 5-1
  • UVA leads the all-time series 33-15-2 and has won the last seven meetings


  • The Cavaliers play at Duke on Friday, Oct. 7 before returning home to host Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, Oct. 9 for their Alumni Weekend match