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Virginia Hosts Saint Francis In NCAA First-Round Match Saturday

Nov. 10, 2017

No. 12 Virginia (11-5-4) vs. Saint Francis (10-7-3)
Date & Time Nov. 11 • 7 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia (11-5-4) women’s soccer team, one of four No. 3 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, begins its quest for the College Cup against Saint Francis (Pa.) (10-7-3) in a 7 p.m. match on Saturday at Klöckner Stadium.

The contest will air on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Fans can also keep up with the action through live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com or by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWSoccer.

QUICK KICKS
Veronica Latsko is tied for the team lead in points with 15 on six goals and three assists
Latsko has hit the game-winning goal for the Hoos in three of the last five UVA victories
Taryn Torres is team-leader with seven goals - 2 game winners - and an assist for 15 points
Taylor Ziemer is third on the squad with 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists) this season
• Twelve different players have scored for UVA this season, while 10 have added assists
Megan Reid and Ziemer are tied for the team lead in assists with four each this season

UVA IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Virginia is making its 30th appearance all-time in the NCAA Tournament
• The Hoos have played in 24 consecutive NCAA Tournaments – the third longest active streak
• Virginia advanced to the College Cup three times, in 1991, 2013 and 2014
• The Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Championship match in 2014, finishing as runners-up
• Virginia has advanced to at least the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament the past 12 seasons

THE SERIES WITH SAINT FRANCIS
• Virginia holds the lead in the all-time series with the Red Flash 1-0-0
• The only meeting came in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament
• Virginia won that meeting 5-0 in a match played at Klöckner Stadium

LAST TIME OUT FOR VIRGINIA
• The Cavaliers dropped a 1-0 contest to No. 2 Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals
• Virginia out-shot the Blue Devils 7-to-0 in the first half and 11-to-4 for the match
• Duke got on the board with a goal in the 47th minute off a free kick from near midfield
• Of the 11 shots on goal for Virginia, six of them were on goal but saved each time
• It was the second 1-0 loss to the No. 2 ranked Blue Devils in a week for the Hoos

UPDATED BAG POLICY AT KLÖCKNER STADIUM
Put into place this fall, Virginia athletics has updated its bag policies to mirror those already in place for Scott Stadium. At Klöckner Stadium, Turf Field and Memorial Gymnasium the following procedures have been put into effect.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility entrances. 

Prohibited Items
• Artificial noisemakers^ - see exception below for men's and women’s soccer games at Klöckner Stadium
• Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
• Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers, or flasks)
• Food and beverages
• Strollers (except umbrella strollers) - prohibited at Scott Stadium only
• Umbrellas - prohibited at Scott Stadium only
• Weapons

^For men's and women's soccer matches only, artificial noisemakers are allowed; however air horns, whistles, bullhorns or devices that amplify electric sound, including battery-operated devices, are prohibited. 

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

The above procedures are designed to provide a safe and positive experience for all fans in attendance at Virginia athletics events.


 

 

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