CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team (5-2-3, 0-2-1 ACC) returns home to continue ACC play against No. 17 Duke (5-3-1, 1-1-1 ACC) in a noon contest at Klöckner Stadium.
It will be Scarf Day at Klöckner Stadium and the first 1,000 fans will receive a free UVA Women’s Soccer scarf.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday’s game against Duke will be broadcast on ACC Network and is available through stream 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’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 returns home to face No. 17 Duke after going on the road to face Wake Forest over the weekend – a match the Hoos dropped by a score of 2-0 to the Demon Deacons
- 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 six goals on the season.
- The six goals allowed is tied atop the ACC with No. 8 Clemson and Wake Forest for fewest goals allowed this season. Only 20 teams nationally have allowed fewer goals this season.
- Cayla White is second in the ACC in goals against average and save percentage this season. She ranks 34th nationally in goals against average and save percentage entering the week.
- 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 six in the ACC in goals scored this season.
- McDermott is tied for second in the ACC in goals scored and is fourth in goals per game (0.60).
- McDermott and Cagle are tied for second in the ACC in total points this season with 14 to date.
- Talia Staude broke into the top 10 at UVA in games started (87) with her start against UNC and is now fourth in career minutes played (8,174) having passed Emily Sonnett at Wake Forest
THE SERIES WITH DUKE
- Virginia and Duke have met 50 times with the Cavaliers leading the all-time series 25-16-9.
- The teams met twice last year with UVA winning 1-0 at Duke and Duke winning 2-1 at Klöckner in an ACC quarterfinal matchup.
- Virginia is 11-5-5 in games played at home and 10-5-5 in games played against Duke at Klöckner Stadium.
- The Cavaliers have gone 3-1-1 against Duke in the last five meetings and the teams are 4-4-2 in the last 10 meetings.
- The nine contests not ending in a draw in the last 11 meetings have all been decided by one goal.