CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team (12-2-3, 5-2-2 ACC) closes out the regular season on the road when the Cavaliers take on Miami (5-7-3, 2-6-1 ACC) in a 6 p.m. contest Thursday (Oct. 27).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Thursday night’s contest against Miami 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).
• Virginia remained No. 8 in the coaches poll heading into the final week of the regular season.
• UVA is No. 7 in the latest RPI and was sixth in the inaugural DI selection committee rankings.
• The Hoos close the regular-season at Miami and lead the all-time series 14-2-1 with four straight wins in the series. Both Miami wins in the series have come at home at Cobb Stadium.
• Maggie Cagle continues to deliver for the Hoos in her freshman campaign after hitting the game-winning goal against Wake Forest. Cagle now has nine assists and three goals (two game winners).
• Cagle entered the week tied for fourth nationally in game-winning assists as one of only six players to have at least five game-winning assists. She is 10th nationally in assists and second in the ACC.
• Alexa Spaanstra is coming off a brace and an assist against NC State for a career-high five points.
• Spaanstra made her 101st career start and appearance vs. NC State to set a new UVA record in both categories and passes previous record holder Laurel Ivory (2021).
• Haley Hopkins is among the NCAA leaders in total goals (15th – 11) and points (18th – 26). She is tied for the league lead in total goals and is third in the ACC in total points this season.
• As a team, Virginia is in the top three in the ACC in scoring offense (2.53 gpg), goals (43) and points (122) – tying for the ACC lead in goals. The Hoos also rank in the top 12 nationally in each category.
• Defensively, the Cavaliers have been stout and are second in the ACC and rank eighth nationally in shutout percentage. The Hoos have posted 11 shutouts overall with consecutive clean sheets.
• UVA had four players in the midseason top 100 list from Top Drawer Soccer: Godfrey (8th), Staude (17th), Spaanstra (23rd) and Hopkins (60th). Cagle was on the top 100 freshman list (12th).
THE SERIES WITH MIAMI
• Virginia leads the all-time series with the Hurricanes 14-2-1 and lead the series 4-2-0 in games played at Miami.
• The Cavaliers have won four straight in the series dating back to the 2016 game which Miami won 2-1 at home.
• The Hoos won last year’s meeting by a score of 6-1 in Charlottesville.
• Virginia had won the previous three meetings by shutout and out-scored Miami 13-1 over the four-game stretch.
• The two Miami wins came in 2006 with each one being a one-goal victory by the Hurricanes. Miami won 1-0 in the 2006 meeting and won 2-1 in the 2016 contest.