Third-seeded Cavaliers host Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday in NCAA first-round matchup

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

The No. 11 Virginia women’s soccer team will be a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and host Fairleigh Dickinson in a first-round matchup on Saturday. Kick is set for 6 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium (note: due to forecasted inclement weather, the game, which was originally scheduled for Friday at 4:30, has been moved).

It will be a rematch of the regular-season meeting between the two teams that Virginia (13-3-3) won 5-0 on August 28.

Fairleigh Dickinson (8-10-3) won the Northeast Conference Championship with a run through the tournament field that included wins over Saint Francis, top-seeded Central Connecticut and then Sacred Heart in the finals. The Knights scored 31 goals as a team this season and posted three shutouts on the year while going 5-2-2 in conference play.

The NCAA Tournament field consists of 64 teams with first-round matchups happening at 32 campus sites. Play will continue on campus sites until the College Cup with the final four teams will be held the weekend of Dec. 2-5 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Tickets are $12 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission tickets. Student tickets are available for $5. Parking passes are $5 and can be purchased in advance online or at the lots on game day. Parking passes will be for the JPJ South lot only as Virginia will also be hosting men’s basketball that evening.

General admission tickets can be purchased by calling the UVA Athletics Ticket Office at 434-924-8821 before 3:30 p.m. on Friday or online anytime at

Reserved tickets will be on hold for any season ticket holders who had reserved seats during the regular season to purchase until 5 p.m. on Wednesday and can be renewed by calling the ticket office. After 5 p.m. on Wednesday, sale of reserved seats will open to the public online.

The ticket office will be closed Tuesday for Election Day.


  • Virginia earns its 29th straight bid to the NCAA Tournament and 35th overall appearance.
  • The 29 consecutive berths is the second-longest active streak and the 35 appearances is second most overall.
  • Virginia is hosting at Klöckner for the 25th time in the last 29 seasons
  • The Cavaliers faced 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament field with a 7-3-1 record against those teams.
  • Of those 10 teams, four won a conference title (FDU, FSU, Georgetown, Memphis) with UVA going 3-1-0 against those teams.