CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (7-5, 1-3 ACC) plays a pair of weekend road matches, beginning with a conference contest at Wake Forest (5-6, 0-3 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. followed by a non-conference game at No. 2 Duke (12-1, 4-0 ACC) on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 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 game will be televised on the ACC Network
  • Live stats are available for both matches


  • Virginia remained at No.8 in the NFHCA poll, the 17th 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
  • Sunday’s game against Duke is the fourth top-five opponent in a seven-game span for UVA and fifth top 10 in that same time frame. The Cavaliers will host No. 3 North Carolina next Friday, extending both of those stretches
  • Last weekend’s meeting between Duke and Virginia was tied 0-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Mia Abello gave UVA a 1-0 lead with 8:22 remaining. Duke’s Kira Curland tied the game with 2:20 remaining. Charlie van Oirschot scored the game-winner 6:40 into overtime
  • Sunday’s game at Duke is considered a non-conference meeting between the two teams. Last Friday’s 2-1 overtime victory by the Blue Devils counted in the ACC standings
  • Virginia head coach Michele Madison is third among active coaches in career victories (451). Jen Averill of Wake Forest is right behind in fourth with 436. This is the 35th season as a head coach for both. Duke’s head coach Pam Bustin is sixth with 318 wins


  • Virginia leads the all-time series against Wake Forest 29-21
  • Wake Forest won the regular-season meeting 1-0 but the Cavaliers topped the Demon Deacons in overtime in the semifinals of the ACC Championship, with Taryn Tkachuk scoring the tying goal with 1:35 remaining in regulations and Adele Iacobucci netting the game-winner 1:27 into overtime
  • Virginia leads the all-time series against Duke 40-23


  • The Cavaliers play their final regular-season home game on Friday, Oct. 20, hosting No. 3 North Carolina at 4 p.m.
  • The game will include a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first game in program history
  • The annual Senior Day ceremony will take place on the field after the game
  • Virginia will serve as the host site for the 2023 ACC Field Hockey Championship Oct. 31- Nov. 3 at Turf Field
  • Admission for the ACC Championship will be free