CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team (6-3, 1-1 ACC) plays a pair of weekend road matches at No. 5 Louisville (8-1, 0-1 ACC) on Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and at Miami University on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 12 p.m.


  • Friday’s match will stream online on ACCNX through the ESPN app. It is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Sunday’s match will not be streamed
  • Live stats are available for both matches


  • Friday, Sept. 29 is a major anniversary in the history of UVA Athletics
  • A New Era at the University of Virginia – On September 29, 1973, the field hockey team took the pitch on Nameless Field against Roanoke College. As the Cavaliers represented more than just the field hockey team. They represented the first intercollegiate team contest by University of Virginia female students and ushered in a new era at the University of Virginia
  • UVA will be celebrating the anniversary with a banquet on Oct. 21 where every former player and coach in the program’s history is invited to a banquet commemorating the anniversary


  • The week of Sept. 24-Oct. 1 is NFHCA Umpire Appreciation Week
  • Both UVA and Louisville will be taking a moment to show appreciation to the game officials prior to the start of Friday’s game


  • Virginia is No. 7 in the Week 4 NFHCA poll, the 15th consecutive poll being ranked in the top 10
  • Virginia again leads the nation in strength of schedule (“opponent success”). UVA also played the toughest schedule in the nation last season
  • The game at Louisville is Virginia’s third straight top 10 match-up
  • Virginia is 4-0 in road contests this season


  • Virginia leads the series with Louisville 12-8 and has won the last three meetings
  • Virginia leads the all-time series against Miami University 14-0
  • Miami head coach Iñako Puzo spent two years as Virginia’s associate head coach (the 2009 and 2010 Final Four teams) with Michele Madison before taking the job at Miami where he has been named the MAC Coach of the Year five times


  • The Cavaliers return home to host No. 4 Duke on Friday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.