The Virginia Cavaliers women’s soccer team is ranked No. 2 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, up five spots from No. 7 in the previous rankings.

Virginia’s No. 2 ranking is the highest the Hoos have been ranked in the United Soccer Coaches poll this season. The Cavaliers began the season ranked No. 4 and moved up to as high as No. 3 in the country after a 6-0 start to the season. Virginia then suffered a 4-2 loss to Penn State and fell to No. 7 in the poll.

UVA is currently on a four-game winning streak, including a 1-0 victory over Duke last Thursday night. Duke was the No. 2-ranked team in the country and undefeated going into the game against Virginia. Following their loss, the Blue Devils fell to No. 4 in the rankings.

Junior Diana Ordonez was also named the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Ordonez scored the game-winning goal against Duke on Thursday and assisted on Talia Staude's game-winning goal in the 90th minute against NC State on Sunday. 

Virginia’s next game will be at No. 5 North Carolina this coming Sunday at 1pm.


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