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Virginia Faces Pepperdine In NCAA Second Round Friday

Nov. 16, 2017

No. 12 Virginia (12-5-4) vs. Pepperdine (15-2-3)
Date & Time Nov. 17 • 8 p.m.
Location Los Angeles, Calif. | Drake Stadium
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LOS ANGELES – The No. 12 Virginia (12-5-4) women’s soccer team, one of four No. 3 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, faces Pepperdine (15-2-3) in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament at 8 p.m. ET. The match is being played at Drake Stadium and hosted by No. 2 seed UCLA.

Fans can follow the action live through live stats and a live video stream linked at or by following the action through the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWSoccer.

Veronica Latsko is tied for the team lead in points with 17 on seven goals and three assists
Taryn Torres is team-leader with eight goals - 2 game winners - and an assist for 17 points
Taylor Ziemer is third on the squad with 13 points (4 goals, 5 assists) this season
• Twelve different players have scored for UVA this season, while 10 have added assists
Ziemer and Megan Reid are the team leaders in assists with five and four, respectively

• Virginia holds the lead in the all-time series with the Pepperdine Waves 1-0-1
• The teams have met twice during a home-and-home series played in 2015 and 2016
• Virginia and Pepperdine played to a 2-2 draw in the first meeting in Malibu in 2015
• The Hoos won the second meeting 2-0 in Charlottesville in 2016 over the then No. 25 Waves

• 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
• Virginia holds a 41-6-25 record all-time in the NCAA Tournament

• Virginia has made 30 total appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including 24 consecutive
• The 24 consecutive berths is the third longest active streak behind UNC and Notre Dame
• Virginia holds a 41-25-6 record in matches played in the NCAA Tournament all-time
• That record is impressive in the Swanson era with a 38-14-5 mark under his leadership
• The Cavaliers have out-scored foes 155-to-81 in NCAA Tournament matches
• That score margin is more pronounced under Swanson coming in at 142-to-56 all-time

• The Cavaliers and Waves met in Charlottesville during the 2016 season, a 2-0 victory for UVA
• UVA was ranked No. 3 at the time of the match, while Pepperdine was ranked No. 25
• It was the sixth shutout of the season as Morgan Stearns posted the clean sheet in the victory 
Morgan Reuther scored in the 37th minute off passes from Meghan McCool and Meghan Cox
• Then freshman Alissa Gorzak scored in the 54th minute off a pass from Megan Reid

• UVA advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 2-0 win over Saint Francis
• Virginia out-shot the Red Flash by a 33-to-3 margin for the match
Veronica Latsko hit the first goal in the 23rd minute of play off a pass from Taylor Ziemer
• UVA extended the lead in the 56th minute when Torres hit her team-leading eighth goal
• UVA posted a shutout for the ninth time on the year, the eighth solo shutout for Laurel Ivory




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