CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team (5-2-4, 0-2-2 ACC) heads out on the road for a pair of ACC games beginning with No. 9 Clemson (9-1-2, 3-1-0 ACC) at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 5) at Historic Riggs Field.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Thursday’s game against Clemson 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 heads on the road in ACC play for the second time this season after opening conference play at Louisville in a match that ended with a 1-1 draw with the Cardinals.
- The Cavaliers are coming off a 1-1 draw with No. 17 Duke last weekend as Maggie Cagle score the equalizer.
- The UVA defense held opponents to the two goals on only 32 shots through non-conference play and have allowed only seven goals on the season.
- The seven goals allowed is tied for second in the ACC with No. 9 Clemson for fewest goals allowed this season. Only 20 teams nationally have allowed fewer goals this season entering the week.
- Cayla White is second in the ACC in goals against average and save percentage this season. She ranks 35th nationally in goals against average and 52nd in save percentage entering the week.
- Underclassmen have been critical in the offense for the Hoos this season with 18 of 22 goals to date coming from freshmen or sophomores.
- Sophomores Meredith McDermott (6) and Maggie Cagle (6) and freshman Allie Ross (4) have combined to be the top three goal producers for the Cavaliers this season.
- McDermott and Cagle are tied for the top three in the ACC in goals scored this season.
- Cagle (16) and McDermott (14) are also both in the top five in the ACC in points entering the week and both are tied for fourth in the league in goals per game (0.55) in the league.
- Talia Staude is climbing the UVA record book as she can tie for fourth all-time in career starts with her 90th at Clemson. It would also be her 98th career start to tie for fourth all-time.
- Staude also ranks fourth all-time at UVA in minutes played as she has logged 8,254 minutes for the Cavaliers entering the Thursday night contest at Clemson.
THE SERIES WITH CLEMSON
- Virginia and Clemson have met 30 times with the Hoos leading the all-time series 16-12-2 with the Tigers.
- The teams last met in the 2021 season with the Cavaliers taking a 1-0 victory in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C.
- The series is tied 6-6-0 in games played at Clemson, but the Cavaliers hold a slim 6-5-0 lead in games at Historic Riggs Field.
- The Cavaliers have gone 2-2-1 with Clemson in the past five meetings with both UVA victories coming in the ACC Tournament.