CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer team (1-0-0) continues play at home on Sunday night (Aug. 20) when the Cavaliers host Radford (1-0-0) in a 6 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday night’s game against Radford 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).
Due to construction in the area in the early part of the season that has eliminated spaces in the JPJ South lot, fans are encouraged to consider parking in the JPJ West lot and parking garage.
Tickets are available for Sunday night’s opener and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance online at UVATix.com. Advance tickets online are $12 for reserved seats (if available) and $8 for general admission. If purchased at the gate, reserved seats are $15 if available and general admission set at $10.
Season tickets are also on sale with reserved seats at $70 and general admission at $40 for the year.
- Virginia enters the season ranked No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches poll and is one of four ACC teams in the top five along with North Carolina (2), Notre Dame (3) and Duke (4). In all there are five ACC teams in the top 10.
- UVA opened the season with a 5-0 win over Nevada that saw braces from freshman Allie Ross and sophomore Meredith McDermott. Brianna Jablonowski also scored in the match.
- The five points from Ross was the most by a player since Alexa Spaanstra tallied five points against NC State last season on October 2.
- Ross is the first Hoo to score two goals off the bench since Maya Carter did it as a freshman last season against Oregon State (9/8/22).
- Senior Laughlin Ryan tallied an assist in her collegiate debut against the Wolf Pack.
- A trio of players share captains duties this season with midfielder Emma Dawson, defender Talia Staude and goalkeeper Cayla White all assuming the captain’s mantle.
- Maggie Cagle was named to the preseason All-ACC team in a vote of the league’s coaches.
- Cagle is the returning assist leader for the Hoos after tallying 12 a year ago. The 12 assists –that included seven on game-winning goals – was the most by an NCAA DI freshman a year ago.
- Virginia opens the year with six of its seven non-conference matches at home – including three straight with the Hoos taking on Nevada, Radford and Michigan to start the year.
- In non-conference action, the Cavaliers will host Iowa and Michigan out of the Big 10 and the Big 12’s West Virginia. The lone road trip of the season is a week two date with George Mason.
THE SERIES WITH RADFORD
- Virginia and Radford have faced off 12 times with the Hoos leading the all-time series 9-2-1.
- The teams last met in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2019 with UVA picking up a 3-0 victory.
- The Cavaliers have outscored the Highlanders 40-11 over the course of the series.
- Virginia leads the series 8-1-0 in games played in Klöckner Stadium.