CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team (13-2-3) will host No. 11 Duke (11-4-2) in an ACC quarterfinal contest at Klöckner Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 30). Kick is set for 8 p.m.
Virginia is the No. 4 seed in the ACC Women’s Soccer Championships while Duke is the No. 5 seed. The winner will advance to the semifinals against No. 1 seed North Carolina in a game that will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday night’s contest against Duke will be broadcast on the ACC Network and a stream 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 purchase in advance online at UVATix.com. Reserved seats (if available) are $12 while general admission tickets are $8. Students are admitted free with a valid student ID.
• Virginia holds down the No. 8 spot in the polls and is No. 7 in the latest RPI released by the NCAA.
• UVA locked up a four seed for the ACC Tournament with a win at Miami in the regular-season finale.
• Virginia hosts Duke in the ACC quarterfinals in a rematch of a 1-0 victory by the Hoos on October 2.
• The Cavaliers make a 35th straight appearance in the ACC Tournament having advanced to the league’s postseason tournament every year since it’s inception in the 1988 season.
• Alexa Spaanstra hit her second straight game winner at Miami following a brace and an assist for a career-high five points against NC State that included the game-winning goal.
• Spaanstra has 102 career starts and the fourth-most games played by an active NCAA player.
• Maggie Cagle entered the week tied for fourth nationally in game-winning assists as one of only six players with at least five game-winning assists. She is 12th nationally in total assists and second in the ACC.
• Haley Hopkins is among the NCAA leaders in total goals (21st – 11) and points (22nd – 26). She is second in the ACC in total goals and is third in the ACC in total points this season.
• As a team, Virginia is second in the ACC in scoring offense (2.44 gpg) and goals (44) while ranking top five in assists (36) and points (124). UVA is top 15 nationally in goals, offense and points.
• Defensively, the Cavaliers have been stout and are tops in the ACC and rank third nationally in shutout percentage. The Hoos have posted 12 shutouts overall with three straight clean sheets.
• Cayla White is top three in the ACC in goal against average and total solo shutouts (8).
• 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 DUKE
• Virginia and Duke have faced each other 49 times with the Hoos leading the series 25-15-9.
• The Hoos have won back-to-back contests against the Blue Devils by a score of 1-0 and the last three UVA wins are all 1-0 victories.
• UVA has gone 4-0-2 against Duke in the last six games dating back to the last Duke win, a 1-0 victory in the 2017 ACC Tournament.
• The last 10 meetings have been decided by one goal or less – seven 1-0 matches, a 2-1 victory, a 1-1 draw and a 0-0 draw.
• Virginia leads 5-3-2 in those last 10 meetings that includes a pair of contests in the ACC Tournament.
VIRGINIA IN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
• The Cavaliers are making a 35th straight ACC Tournament appearances and have been in every tournament.
• Virginia holds a 24-25-9 all-time record in the ACC Championships after going 1-1 last season.
• The Hoos have won the ACC Championships twice in program history – 2004 and 2012.
• In its nine draws, the Cavaliers have twice advanced on PKs, once being the 2004 title.