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Sept. 27, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The #18 ranked University of Virginia men’s soccer team will return to home action on Saturday, September 28th when UVa hosts the North Carolina State Wolfpack in an Atlantic Coast Conference match scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM in Kl?ckner Stadium. Virginia will play 10 of its remaining 11 regular season games at home, beginning with its match with N.C. State on Saturday to kick-off a three-game homestand. The Cavaliers’ lone remaining road contest is an October 13th match at Clemson.

UVa (3-4-0, 0-2-0 ACC) is 2-0-0 at home this season after posting a 3-2 victory over #25 Kentucky (8/30) and a 2-1 win over Rhode Island (9/1) in the 2002 Virginia Soccer Classic. NCSU is 0-1-0 on the road following a 3-2 loss to #10 Clemson in its last match played on September 22nd in Clemson, S.C. Both teams will be searching for their first win in the conference this season. Virginia is 0-2-0 in the ACC after dropping a pair of 2-1 decisions to #13 Wake Forest (9/14) and #16 North Carolina on the road. N.C. State’s two conference losses occurred following a 3-0 shutout loss to Maryland at home on September 15th before falling 3-2 to Clemson.

Virginia has had much success against N.C. State in men’s soccer. UVa holds a 36-15-6 lead in the all-time series with NCSU. The Cavaliers have won the last three meetings against the Wolfpack after posting a 2-0 victory last year on September 30th, 2001 in Raleigh, N.C. before racking up a pair of wins in the 2000 season with a 6-1 victory in Charlottesville on October 1st before pulling out a 1-0 victory on November 9th in a rain-soaked contest in the ACC Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Virginia is 22-2-2 all-time against N.C. State in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers have not lost to the Wolfpack at home since October 25th, 1980 when NCSU defeated UVa by the score of 3-1. Virginia has won the last ten meetings with N.C. State at home.

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