CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team (1-1, 0-0 ACC) plays a pair of weekend matches in Philadelphia, Pa. The Cavaliers face No. 11 Saint Joseph’s (2-0, 0-0 A-10) on Friday at 4 p.m. and Temple (2-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) on Sunday at noon.


  • Both matches will stream on ESPN+ (subscription required)
  • Live stats will be available


  • Virginia has three different goal scorers on their three goals this season across three different class years: grad student Laura Janssen, sophomore Daniela Mendez-Trendler and freshman Minnie Pollock
  • Virginia has scored all three of its goals in the second half and has taken 16 of its 31 shots in the fourth quarter
  • Junior Noa Boterman logged two defensive saves. She had one defensive save last season giving her three for her career
  • Junior goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy started the first two games for the Cavaliers, getting the win and taking the loss against Liberty
  • Freshman goalkeeper Nilou Lempers subbed into the Liberty game, playing the fourth quarter. She made one save in 15 minutes in her collegiate debut

Owls & Hoos

  • UVA head coach Michele Madison began her head coaching career at Temple, leading the Owl to three NCAA tournament berths in her four seasons and the A-10 title in her final year. She went 56-28-6 in her four seasons
  • UVA alumna Michelle Vittese (2008-10, 2012) is the head coach at Temple. She was a three-time All-American at Virginia and helped lead the team to the 2009 and 2010 Final Fours. She is in her second season as the head coach for the Owls
  • Temple’s assistant coach is UVA alumna Carissa Vittese (2010-13). She was a two-time All-Region honoree at UVA and a member of the 2010 Final Four team. This is her third season as an assistant coach for the Owls


  • UVA played both teams last year in Charlottesville, topping Temple 1-0 and Saint Joseph’s 3-2
  • UVA is 5-1 all-time against Saint Joseph’s and has won the last three meetings
  • The series record is tied 2-2 against Temple with UVA having won the last two meetings
  • Virginia has three players who grew up within 40 miles of Philadelphia: Lauren Kenah, Madison Orsi and Adele Iacobucci
  • The Cavaliers have one more Pennsylvania native in Emma Watchilla


  • Virginia plays at William & Mary next Friday (Sept. 8) before returning home to host No. 13 Harvard on Sunday, Sept. 10 at noon