SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Virginia women’s soccer team (8-3-6, 3-3-4 ACC) closed the regular season with a strong offensive performance as the Cavaliers took a 4-0 victory at Syracuse (2-14-2, 0-9-1 ACC) on Thursday night (Oct. 26).

40’ – UVA: Jill Flammia (unassisted)
58’ – UVA: Maggie Cagle (penalty kick)
74’ – UVA: Meredith McDermott (unassisted)
80’ – UVA: Talia Staude (Alexis Theoret)

With the first half winding down, the Cavaliers got a chance when the Hoos found Jill Flammia outside the attacking third. The sophomore received the ball in stride and raced down the field, cutting in toward the spot as she entered the box and finished her chance for the 1-0 lead.

Virginia got its second goal in the 58th minute after Talia Staude was taken out in the box by the Syracuse keeper as the players collided as Staude attempted a header. Maggie Cagle stepped to the spot and buried the chance for the 2-0 lead.

The Cavaliers would find the net twice more with Meredith McDermott creating a sliver of space at the top of the box in the 74th minute and drilling a shot into the upper left corner. Talia Staude would convert on a header off a corner kick in the 80th minute for the 4-0 victory.


  • Jill Flammia scored her third goal of the season and her second game-winning goal with her first-half strike.
  • Maggie Cagle and Meredith McDermott both scored to tie for the team lead in goals with eight each.
  • Goalkeeper Cayla White is now in sole possession of ninth all-time at UVA with 26 career wins.
  • Talia Staude’s second-half goal was her third of the season and the sixth of her career.
  • Virginia is now 8-0-1 all-time against Syracuse and is 4-0-0 in games played at SU Soccer Stadium.

“I’m really proud of our team for getting the win, but even more for putting together a solid performance from start to finish. It was a good way to close out our ACC regular season.”