CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 18 Virginia women’s soccer team (5-0-1) closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Thursday night (Sept. 7) when the Cavaliers host Iowa (5-0-0) in a 7 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Thursday’s game against Iowa 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 Thursday’s contest 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.
- Virginia remained undefeated and moved to No. 18 in the United Soccer Coaches rankings after a pair of wins last week over West Virginia and VCU
- Virginia posted four consecutive shutouts and went 444:01 minutes of scoreless soccer to start the year before conceding a goals against West Virginia and VCU last week.
- The Hoos’ defense has held opponents to the two goals on only 27 shots through the first six games.
- Underclassmen have been critical in the offense for the Hoos this season with 16 of 20 goals to date coming from freshmen or sophomores.
- Hoos have been scoring double this season as four of five victories have seen a Hoo record a brace.
- Meredith McDermott was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week after a brace in a 2-1 win over West Virginia and an opening goal in the first minute of play against VCU on Sunday.
- Maggie Cagle hit her second game-winning goal of the season against VCU and added an assist. She leads the team with 13 points and is tied for the team lead in goals (5) and assists (3).
- Talia Staude hit her second goal of the season in the win over VCU which is a single-season high for the defender and her two assists this year ties her single-season mark for assists.
- Virginia averages 3.33 goals per game, the third highest scoring offense in the ACC.
- The Thursday night match against Iowa is the final non-conference match of the season for the Cavaliers and is the second match against a Big 10 foe as UVA also faced Michigan this season.
- Thursday night’s game is the second Suicide Prevention Awareness game for the Hoos as the Virginia women’s soccer team seeks to raise awareness and start conversations around the topic.