CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 3 seeded Virginia women’s soccer team (13-3-3) opens play in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night (Nov. 12) when the Cavaliers take on Fairleigh Dickinson (8-10-3) at Klöckner Stadium. Kick is set for 6 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for reserved seats (if available) and $8 for general admission tickets. Student tickets are available for $5. Parking passes for the JPJ West and South lots are $5 and can be purchased in advance online or at the lots on game day.
Tickets can be ordered online at UVATix.com
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Saturday night’s match will be streamed on ESPN+ which is available as a subscription through ESPN.com and other streaming service providers like Hulu. Live stats will also be available for the game. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).
• UVA locked up one of four No. 3 seeds for the NCAA Tournament with a fourth-place finish in the ACC.
• Virginia is making its 29th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 35th overall.
• The 29 consecutive appearances is the second-longest active streak while the 35 total appearances is the second most total appearances by a program in NCAA history.
• Virginia is hosting NCAA play at Klöckner Stadium for the 25th time in the last 29 seasons.
• The Hoos had five players earn placement on an All-ACC team this season with Lia Godfrey (1st), Haley Hopkins (2nd), Maggie Cagle (3rd/Freshman), Alexa Spaanstra (3rd) and Jill Flammia (Freshman) all being recognized by the league’s coaches.
• Spaanstra is tied for third in total assists among active NCAA D1 players (34).
• Cayla White has eight solo shutouts this year and needs one more to tie for ninth all-time at UVA in season shutouts. Her 10 career shutouts is tied for ninth all-time and one shy of seventh at UVA.
• Hopkins leads the Hoos with 11 goals this season and is third among active NCAA D1 players in career goals scored with 53 goals and 131 points to date. She is fourth in goals per game (2.10).
• Maggie Cagle leads UVA with nine assists and is 22nd nationally in assists per game (0.47) and third in the ACC.
• As a team, Virginia in the top 20 nationally in scoring offense (13th – 2.37 gpg), total goals (12th – 45) and total points (17th – 128). UVA is top three in the ACC in all three categories.
• The Hoos have three players set to hit the century mark in career games played this season with Hopkins and Spaanstra having already hit it and Claire Constant one game away from her 100th.
THE SERIES WITH FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
• Virginia and Fairleigh Dickinson have met once before with a meeting in the regular-season this year.
• The Cavaliers and Knights battled at Klöckner Stadium with Virginia taking the 5-0 victory on August 28.
LAST TIME OUT AGAINST THE NIGHTS
• Virginia picked up the 5-0 victory behind a hat trick from Haley Hopkins.
• Hopkins tallied the first three goals of the game, securing the hat trick in the 14th minute of play.
• Alexa Spaanstra added a pair of assists, finding Hopkins for the second and third goals of the day.
• Laney Rouse scored her first collegiate goal in the match and Lia Godfrey added the final goal of the day.
• Michaela Moran and Ally Reynolds combined in goal for the clean sheet against the Knights.
ON DECK FOR THE WINNER
• The winner of the Saturday night matchup between Virginia and FDU will advance to the second round of play.
• Awaiting the winner of the Hoos and Knights will be either Tennessee or Xavier who play on Friday night.
• That matchup will occur next weekend and the site will be determined by the outcome of first-round matches.