CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 22 Virginia women’s soccer team (5-1-3, 0-1-1- ACC) heads back out on the road in ACC play on Sunday (Sept. 24) as the Cavaliers take on Wake Forest (6-1-2, 0-1-1 ACC)
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The game against Wake Forest 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).
- Virginia ranks No. 22 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll and is coming off its first loss of the season after a 1-0 battle with top-ranked North Carolina on Thursday night
- Virginia posted four consecutive shutouts and went 444:01 minutes of scoreless soccer to start the year and have five shutouts on the season.
- The UVA defense held opponents to the two goals on only 32 shots through non-conference play and have allowed only four goals on the season – tied with UNC for fewest goals allowed in the ACC.
- Cayla White is tops in the ACC in goals against average and save percentage this season. She ranks 15th nationally in goals against average and is 19th nationally in save percentage.
- Underclassmen have been critical in the offense for the Hoos this season with 17 of 21 goals to date coming from freshmen or sophomores.
- Sophomores Meredith McDermott (6) and Maggie Cagle (5) and freshman Allie Ross (4) have combined to be the top three goal producers for the Cavaliers this season.
- McDermott and Cagle are both in the top five in the ACC in goals scored this season.
- McDermott is tied for second in the ACC in goals scored and is third in goals per game (0.67).
- McDermott and Cagle are tied for second in the ACC in total points this season with 14 to date.
- As a squad, the Cavaliers are third in the ACC offensively in total goals (21), total assists (20) and total points (62).
- Talia Staude broke into the top 10 at UVA in games started (87) with her start against UNC and is now sixth in career minutes played (8,074) having passed Alexa Spaanstra on Thursday.
THE SERIES WITH WAKE FOREST
- Virginia and Wake Forest have met 32 times with the Cavaliers leading the all-time series 21-7-4.
- The teams met last year in Charlottesville with the Hoos picking up a 1-0 victory over the Deacons.
- Virginia is 9-3-3 in games played at Wake Forest and 8-3-3 in games played at Spry Stadium.
- The Cavaliers have won eight of the last nine contests with a tie coming in the 2019 campaign at Spry Stadium.
- Five of the last six games have come with a differential of one goal or less in deciding the outcome.
LAST TIME OUT WITH THE DEACS
- Virginia picked up the win over Wake Forest last season with a second-half goal from Maggie Cagle.
- Haley Hopkins found Cagle in the 49th minute in a game that saw chances at a premium for both sides.
- UVA managed seven shots with six on frame, while Wake Forest got four shots off with two on frame.