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Women's soccer battles Texas A&M in NCAA Semifinals

Virginia (22-2) faces an unfamiliar foe in the semifinals as they square off against No. 1 seed Texas A&M (22-2-2), which has had an impressive run to the final four, defeating powerhouses Notre Dame and Penn State. The Aggies represent the only SEC team still active in the College Cup, but their rise to national prominence in recent years has put the traditionally football-dominated conference on the women’s college soccer radar.


Women's soccer hosts Rutgers in Friday NCAA clash

Following its convincing 8-0 victory last Friday, the second-seeded Virginia women’s soccer team will enjoy a week of rest before its next matchup — an invaluable asset for a Cavalier squad which has played a 20-game season and is heading into a potential Friday-Sunday, second and third round NCAA tournament schedule this weekend.


No. 4 Women's soccer advances to NCAA second round

Friday night — in what seemed like the blink of an eye — the fourth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team erased any doubt that its national championship hopes were in jeopardy, as the team made a strong statement that it is ready to make a deep run in this year’s NCAA tournament. Playing in near-freezing temperatures, the Cavaliers (19-2) got hot early, tallying three goals in the first 12 minutes and two more in the span of 40 seconds in the 27th minute.


Women's soccer hosts High Point in NCAA First Round

Ever since the Virginia women’s soccer team arrived at spring camp more than seven months ago, the focus has been on getting back to the NCAA tournament and avenging last season’s heartbreaking College Cup loss to UCLA in penalty kicks. Throughout the regular season, the team spoke of ambitious postseason goals, while reiterating that the next game on the schedule would be the most important.


No. 3 Virginia battles Duke, No. 14 Hokies on the road

After starting the season with 10 consecutive wins, the No. 3 Virginia women’s soccer team dropped its first game to No. 2 Florida State on Sept. 28. Now nearly a month ago and since then the Cavaliers have started a new win streak, notching four straight victories against ACC opponents.


Women's soccer travels for ACC tilt against Louisville

On Sunday, the Cavaliers (13-1, 5-1 ACC) have the opportunity to extend this impressive run when they travel to Louisville (6-6-2, 2-2-2 ACC) in the first matchup between the two squads as well as Virginia’s first-ever trip to the state of Kentucky. While this is a new opponent for the ACC powerhouse, the team is embracing this as just another obstacle to overcome and use as motivation to improve.


Virginia seeks bounce back at No. 14 Fighting Irish

After a challenging road trip in which the fourth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team lost its first game of the season, the Cavaliers hit the road once again this weekend to take on yet another difficult opponent, the No. 14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.Virginia (10-1-0, 2-1-0 ACC) experienced a long period of success to begin the year, starting 10-0-0 and outlasting all other teams to remain as the final unbeaten/untied team in the nation.

Junior forward Makenzy Doniak scored her sixth goal of the season and tallied an assist in No. 2 Virginia's 3-1 win against Miami. Following her goal, Doniak moved into a tie for fourth on Virginia's all-time scoring list.

Women’s soccer outlasts Miami, wins ACC opener

The No. 2 Virginia women’s soccer team opened ACC play Saturday night against a reeling Miami team desperate for its first conference road win since 2012. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, were looking to extend a program record 24-game home winning streak and notch their 39th straight win against a non-ranked opponent.

Freshman defender Morgan Reid scored her first career goal in the eighth minute of Wednesday night's contest against Old Dominion, finding the net from just inside midfield.

​Women’s soccer blasts Old Dominion, 5-0

After eight games, the second-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team has performed above and beyond expectations as it has dominated early season play. The Cavaliers had outscored opponents 23-3 entering Wednesday’s matchup, and they didn’t look at all slowed by their rough schedule — three games in six days — in their final out-of-conference game.