CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia field hockey team (14-6) takes on North Carolina (16-3) on Friday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2023 NCAA Field Hockey Championship at Karen Shelton Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.


  • The match will stream online on through ESPN+ (subscription required)
  • Live stats are available (link posted soon)
  • Tickets for the semifinals and final round are SOLD OUT. There is a possibility that there will be a limited number of standing room only tickets that will be made available for purchase at Karen Shelton Stadium on the day of each game.


  • Virginia is No. 5 in the latest NFHCA Coaches Poll. North Carolina is No. 1 and the top seed in the tournament
  • This is UVA’s is the 27th trip to the NCAA Championship for the Cavaliers and their 15th in the last 18 years
  • This is Virginia’s  sixth time advancing to the NCAA Semifinals and the first since 2019
  • Virginia is looking to advance to the NCAA Championship game for the first time in program history
  • The Cavaliers earned their spot in the NCAA Semifinals with a 4-0 victory against Maryland. It was the largest margin of victory in an NCAA Semifinal game since Syracuse defeated Princeton 5-0 in the 2015 NCAA Quarterfinals
  • Maryland only had one shot on goal which came 1:34 into the first quarter
  • Virginia and North Carolina have split their two meetings this year. UVA won 3-2 in the regular-season meeting and North Carolina won 3-2 in the ACC Semifinals
  • The Cavaliers scored three times in the first eight minutes of the second half in the 3-2 victory against the Heels. Taryn Tkachuk scored the game-winner at the 7:50 mark of the third quarter
  • It was the Cavaliers’ first victory against the Tar Heels since the title game of the 2016 ACC Championship, snapping a streak of 12 straight losses against UNC
  • In the ACC Semifinals, the Tar Heels built a 2-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 3-1 lead in the fourth quarter. Virginia scored a goal with 1:50 left in the game to pull back within one, but the Tar Heels held on for the victory. Jans Croon scored both goals for the Cavaliers


  • The winner will advance to play either 2-seed Northwestern (20-1) or 3-seed Duke (18-4) on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 pm
  • The NCAA Championship game will air on ESPN-U