CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team (10-4, 3-2 ACC) closes out regular-season conference play by facing No. 1 North Carolina (12-0, 4-0 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at Karen Shelton Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.


  • The match will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app. It is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Live stats be available
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  • This will be the 1,000th game in the program’s history
  • Virginia fell one spot to No. 7 in this week’s NFHCA poll
  • There is only one team on Virginia’s schedule that has not been ranked this season: Sunday’s opponent 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. Miami (Ohio) was ranked No. 24 but has slipped out of the top 25
  • Virginia is No. 1 in strength of schedule this season
  • The Cavaliers are coming off a 2-1 road win at No. 16 Liberty on Tuesday. The Liberty match was the first of three contests for the Cavaliers this week
  • Virginia scored both of its goals off penalty corners. Liberty had held opponents scoreless on corners all year (0-for-46) before Tuesday’s game
  • Virginia held an 11-1 edge on corners. Liberty scored its goal on its lone corner
  • Sophomore Noa Boterman scored her fifth goal of the season at Liberty
  • Senior Laura Janssen leads the team with eight goals and is tied for the team lead with 17 points. She ranks sixth in the ACC in goals-per-game (0.57)
  • Freshman Daniela Mendez-Trendler also has 17 points with seven goals and three assists
  • Janssen and Mendez-Trendler are tied for ninth in the ACC in points per game (1.21)
  • Grad student Annie McDonough leads the team with five assists. She ranks ninth in the ACC in assists per game at 0.36
  • Freshman goalkeeper Jet Trimborn picked up her first career loss against Wake Forest. Trimborn, who has started the last eight games for the Cavaliers, leads the ACC with a 0.84 goals-against average
  • Trimborn has a .708 save percentage


  • North Carolina is the only undefeated team remaining in NCAA I field hockey
  • Fifth-year Erin Matson leads the nation with 1.42 goals per game and 3.17 points per game
  • Ryleigh Heck is second in the ACC with 0.83 goals per game
  • The Tar Heels lead the nation in goals per game, averaging 4.42
  • Virginia and North Carolina last met in the final of the 2021 ACC Championship with the Tar Heels winning 1-0 on a goal by Erin Matson in the third quarter, the only shot on goal for the Tar Heels in the game
  • Virginia lost last year’s regular-season meeting in overtime, 3-2
  • UNC holds a 60-17 advantage in the all-time series and has won the last 10 contests
  • This is the final conference game for Virginia. UNC finishes next Saturday at Duke


  • UVA closes out the home slate on Sunday (Oct. 23) by hosting Kent State for its Senior Day game at 12 p.m.
  • The senior recognition will take place after the game