CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s soccer team (5-2-5, 0-2-3 ACC) continues ACC play on the road Sunday (Oct. 8) when the Cavaliers take on NC State (1-7-5, 0-3-2 ACC) at Dail Soccer Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday’s game against NC State will be broadcast on ACC Network and is available for stream 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 is coming off a 1-1 draw at No. 9 Clemson, the second straight draw against a top 20 team.
- The UVA defense held opponents to two goals on only 32 shots through non-conference play and have allowed only eight goals on the year. Only 26 teams have allowed fewer goals nationally.
- The eight goals allowed is tied for second in the ACC with No. 9 Clemson and Wake Forest for fewest goals allowed this season behind North Carolina (7).
- Cayla White is third in the ACC in goals against average and tops in save percentage this season.
- White is coming off a career-high 11 saves in the Cavaliers’ draw at Clemson on Thursday night.
- Underclassmen have been critical in the offense for the Hoos this season with 19-of-23 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 both in the top 10 in the ACC in goals scored as part of a group tied for fourth in the league. The ACC leader in goals has eight goals to date.
- Cagle (16) and McDermott (14) are also both in the top five in the ACC in points entering the weekend with Cagle tied for fourth and McDermott tied for seventh in the league.
- Talia Staude is climbing the UVA record book as she is fourth all-time in career starts with her 90th coming at Clemson on Thursday. She will play in her 99th career game at NC State.
- Staude also ranks fourth all-time at UVA in minutes played as she has logged 8,344 minutes for the Cavaliers entering the Sunday’s contest at NC State.
THE SERIES WITH NC STATE
- Virginia and NC State have met 44 times with the Hoos leading the all-time series 29-12-3 with the Wolfpack.
- The Cavaliers lead the series 12-5-3 in games played at NC State and are 4-1-2 all-time in games played at Dail.
- Virginia has won back-to-back meetings following a draw in the 2019 season in a match played at NC State.
- The Hoos are 10-0-2 in the last 12 meetings dating back to the 2009 season for the last Wolfpack win.