|No. 4 Virginia (9-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 15 Wake Forest (6-2, 0-1 ACC)||Date and Time||Friday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.|
|Location||Winston Salem, N.C. | Kentner Stadium|
|Media||GameTracker | Live Streaming Video ($)|
|Additional Information||2013 Season Stats | Season Preview | 2013 Record Book (.pdf)||Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
Sept. 26, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team (9-1, 0-1 ACC) plays a pair of weekend road contests beginning on Friday, Sept. 27 when they take on No. 15 Wake Forest (6-1, 0-1 ACC) in Winston-Salem, N.C. Virginia closes out the weekend by playing at Liberty (4-3) on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.
Live streaming video is available for both games. The Wake Forest live video stream is available as a pay service, while the Liberty game's feed is available for free.
Wake Forest trails 19-16 in the all-time series despite winning 14-straight meetings from 1999 to 2008. Virginia earned a 4-0 victory last season in Charlottesville.
It will be the first-ever meeting between Liberty and Virginia. The Lady Flames currently hold a 4-3 overall record, with the three losses coming by a combined three goals. The Lady Flames will host St. Louis on Friday afternoon before taking on the Cavaliers on Sunday.
Virginia and Wake Forest are both looking for their first ACC victory. Wake Forest fell 4-1 at No. 2 Maryland last week while the Cavaliers fell 2-1 to No. 1 North Carolina. Wake Forest has won five of its last six games including a 3-2 double-overtime victory at American last Sunday (Sept. 22).
Virginia is coming off a 6-1 victory Wednesday night over James Madison. Senior Elly Buckley (Scarborough, Perth, Australia) scored two goals with an assist. Freshman Riley Tata (Virginia Beach, Va.) also scored a pair of goals. Freshman midfielder Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, Kent, England) logged three assists, with two off penalty corners and the other for setting up the second goal by Tata. Buckley came into the week leading the ACC in shots (63), points (22) and goals (9).
In the national rankings, Buckley is 10th in goals per game (1.0) and 13th in points per game (2.44).
Freshman Caleigh Foust (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), who scored the game-winning goal against Northwestern, is 18th in the nation with 0.89 goals per game and 37th with 1.78 points per game. Foust, with eight goals, trails only Buckley in the ACC rankings for goals-scored.
With her two goals against JMU, Tata is now tied with Foust with eight goals scored.
Virginia came into the week scoring 3.44 goals per game, which ranked ninth in the nation. The Cavaliers also rank ninth with a +2.02 scoring margin. After the JMU victory, Virginia improved to 3.70 goals per game and a +2.50 scoring margin.
Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone (Paisley, Scotland) came into the week ranked 10th among all NCAA Division I goalkeepers with a 78.6 save percentage. Johnstone's 1.27 goals-against average ranks 13th. Johnstone is second in the ACC, averaging 4.89 saves per game.
In addition to Johnstone's saves, the Cavalier defenders have amassed seven defensive saves this season. Only two teams, Radford and Vermont, have more defensive saves this season. Senior Elly Buckley (Scarborough, Perth, Australia) has two defensive saves. Senior Chloe Pendlebury (Perth, Australia) and freshman Jeannie Blackwell (Virginia Beach, Va.) each logged a defensive save in the victory over Northwestern.
The Cavaliers, who are in the midst of playing four games in a span of seven days, cap that stretch of by returning to Turf Field on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to host Radford at 6 p.m. Admission is free for all 2013 Virginia field hockey regular-season home games.
Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.'Hoos Hope to Build Momentum EarlyFootball7/15/17Four of Virginia's first five football games this season will be at Scott Stadium.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Rachel Dawson Named Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Field Hockey | 7/18/2017
Three-time Olympian Rachel Dawson has joined the Virginia field hockey team as an assistant coach.
Field Hockey Announces 2017 Schedule
Field Hockey | 6/26/2017
The Cavaliers will play 12 regular-season home games at University Hall Turf Field during the...
Carrera Lucas Named to USNT Development Squad
Field Hockey | 6/21/2017
Goalie Carrera Lucas has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad, as...
Four Cavaliers Competing at USA Field Hockey's YWNC
Field Hockey | 6/17/2017
Greta Ell, Erin Shanahan, Colleen Norair and Carrera Lucas competed at the the Young Women's...
Virginia Field Hockey Signs Six Recruits
Field Hockey | 5/2/2017
Head coach Michele Madison announced six players who will join the Cavaliers as freshmen in the...
Caleigh Foust Named to USNT Development Squad
Field Hockey | 4/28/2017
Senior forward Caleigh Foust has been named to the 16-player roster of USA Field Hockey's Women's...
Carissa Vittese Named to the U.S. Women’s National Team
Field Hockey | 04/27/2017
Former Cavalier Carissa Vittese has been named to the US Women's National Team roster.
Ten Cavaliers Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad
Field Hockey | 03/15/2017
Ten members of the Virginia field hockey team to the 2016 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National...
- Online Stores