CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team (10-2-3, 3-2-2 ACC) returns to action at home on Thursday (Oct. 20) when the Cavaliers host Wake Forest (9-4-2, 3-4-0 ACC) at Klöckner Stadium. Kick is set for 7 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Thursday night’s contest against Wake Forest 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 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 is No. 8 in the coaches poll and in the top 10 in the polls for the ninth week this season.
• UVA is No. 9 in the latest RPI and was sixth in the inaugural DI selection committee rankings. There are currently six teams from the ACC in the top 10 as released by the committee.
• Thursday night will be the team’s Pink Game as the Hoos seek to raise awareness around the battle against breast cancer.
• The first 400 fans in attendance on Thursday night receive a free T-shirt to commemorate the pink game.
• Maggie Cagle continues to come deliver for the Hoos in her freshman campaign after tallying a goal and an assist in the outing against Syracuse. She is second in the ACC in assists (7).
• Cagle is tied for third nationally in game-winning assists as one of only five players to have at least five game-winning assists this year. She is 28th nationally in assists per game and 20th in assists.
• Jill Flammia scored for the second straight match after her equalizer in the second half at VT.
• Haley Hopkins was named ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after turning in an assist and a brace for the Hoos in last week’s match at Virginia Tech.
• Hopkins is among the NCAA leaders in game-winning goals (42nd – 3), total goals (17th – 10) and points (20th – 23). She leads the ACC in goals and is third in points this season.
• As a team, Virginia is in the top three in the ACC in scoring offense (2.53 gpg), goals (38) and points (107). The Cavaliers also rank in the top 16 nationally in those categories.
• Alexa Spaanstra continues to climb the UVA record books with 99 career starts which is second most at UVA. She’s closing in on matching 100 starts made by Laurel Ivory.
• On her heels are Hopkins with 96 games played and 92 starts and Claire Constant with 95 played.
THE SERIES WITH WAKE FOREST
• Virginia and Wake Forest have met on the pitch 37 times with the Hoos leading the all-time series 20-7-4.
• The Cavaliers won the last meeting by a score of 1-0 at Wake Forest in the 2021 season.
• UVA has gone 7-0-1 against the Deacs in the last eight meetings with a win and a tie in the last two contests.
• This is the first meeting between the teams in Charlottesville since the 2018 season, a contest the Hoos won 5-1.