|NCAA Women's College Cup No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 2 UCLA|
|Date & Time||Dec. 6 | 7:30 p.m.|
|Location||Cary, N.C. | WakeMed Soccer Park|
|Coverage||ESPNU (WatchESPN) | GameTracker|
|NCAA Tournament Info||Interactive Bracket | UVa College Cup Homepage|
|Additional Information||Buy Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes|
Dec. 4, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The top-seeded Virginia women's soccer team travels to Cary, N.C. this week as it makes its first appearance in the NCAA Women's College Cup in 22 years. The Cavaliers (24-1) play UCLA (21-1-2) in the national semifinals Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the WakeMed Soccer Park. Live Stats (GameTracker) will be available on VirginiaSports.com and the match will air live on ESPNU.
Friday's first semifinal kicks off at 5 p.m. with Florida State (22-1-3) meeting Virginia Tech (19-4-3). The semifinal winners will play for the national championship on Sunday at 3 p.m. All three games of the College Cup will be televised live on ESPNU with Glenn Davis and Julie Foudy on the call.
Friday's semifinal match features the nation's top offense in Virginia (3.08 goals per game) against the nation's top defense in UCLA (0.28 goals against average). It is the fourth all-time NCAA Tournament meeting between the schools. The Bruins won the previous three contests (2005 quarterfinal, 2007 round of 16, 2009 round of 16), but all three were played in Los Angeles.
The Cavaliers are the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament and reached the College Cup with home victories over Saint Francis (5-0), Georgetown (1-0), Wake Forest (2-0) and Michigan (2-1). The high-powered Virginia offense is led by Hermann Trophy semifinalists Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) and Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.), who are the top two scorers in the ACC with 46 and 44 points, respectively.
The Bruins reached the College Cup with home victories over San Diego State (3-0), Kentucky (3-0) and Stanford (2-0) before a 1-0 double-overtime win at North Carolina in the quarterfinals. UCLA is the only team in this year's tournament that has not conceded a goal and enters Friday's match on a 19-game unbeaten streak. The Bruins' head coach is Virginia alumna Amanda Cromwell (Class of 1992), who was the captain of the Cavaliers' 1991 College Cup squad.
Tickets for the College Cup are available online at NCAA.com. General admission tickets for all three games (Friday's semifinal doubleheader and Sunday's final) are $43.
Information for fans traveling to Cary can be found on Virginia's College Cup Homepage.
Short-Handed 'Hoos Rediscover Shooting TouchMen's Basketball2/25/17No. 18 Virginia, which hosts No. 8 North Carolina at 7 p.m. Monday, ended a four-game losing streak Saturday with a victory at NC State.Weekend Notebook: Perrantes Hits HomestretchMen's Basketball2/24/17For point guard London Perrantes, the final regular-season road game of his UVA basketball career is Saturday afternoon at NC State.Casey's Return Buoys CavaliersBaseball2/22/17Derek Casey, who missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, pitched five strong innings in No. 14 Virginia's home opener.
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.
Three Virginia Student-Athletes Earn ACC Postgraduate Honors
W. Soccer | 2/22/2017
Three Virginia student-athletes have been honored with 2017 ACC Postgraduate Awards, as announced...
Four Named To All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team
W. Soccer | 2/7/2017
Four members of the Virginia women's soccer team were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference...
Shaffer, McNabb Taken In 2017 NWSL Draft
W. Soccer | 1/12/2017
Seniors Alexis Shaffer and Kristen McNabb were both selected in the 2017 NWSL College Draft on...
Shaffer Leads Six UVA Players In Earning VaSID Honors
W. Soccer | 12/20/2016
Senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer was named the Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports...
Shaffer Named NSCAA All-American
W. Soccer | 12/2/2016
Senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer earned first-team All-America honors from the National Soccer...
Jeff White: Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017
W. Soccer | 12/2/2016
Virginia's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring ...
McNabb, Shaffer Named NSCAA All-Region Selections
W. Soccer | 11/30/2016
Virginia seniors Kristen McNabb and Alexis Shaffer earned All-Region honors from the NSCAA it was...
Shaffer Named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
W. Soccer | 11/29/2016
Senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann...
- Online Stores