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Nov. 17, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s soccer team will host the Seton Hall Pirates in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. Virginia (9-9-2 overall, 3-3-0 ACC) will face Seton Hall (9-5-4 overall, 5-2-3 Big East) on either Friday, November 21st or Saturday, November 22nd at a time to be announced. The match will be played at Virginia’s Kl?ckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The winner of the UVa/SHU match will face the #3 seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the second round of the tournament on Wednesday, November 26th in Winston-Salem, N.C. at WFU’s Spry Soccer Stadium.

The Cavaliers are 3-2-0 all-time against the Pirates in men’s soccer. The two teams met earlier this year in the season-opener for both teams back on August 29th in the second contest of the 2003 Virginia Soccer Classic in Charlottesville. Seton Hall defeated Virginia by the score of 1-0 in that match. The last time UVa and SHU met in the postseason, Seton Hall defeated Virginia by the score of 1-0 on November 25th in the 2001 NCAA Tournament in Charlottesville.

Thanks to its automatic bid into the tournament this season, Virginia advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd consecutive year and will be making its 62nd appearance in a NCAA Tournament contest when it faces Seton Hall UVa stands 40-19-2 all-time in the history of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. The Cavaliers have won five National Championships after claiming the title in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Here is a look at Virginia’s all-time results in the NCAA Tournament:

UVa in the NCAA:

Year	Opponent	Score	Round1969	Maryland	L, 0-5	1st1979	American	L, 0-1	2nd1981	West Virginia	L, 1-2	2nd1982	George Mason	L, 0-1	2nd1983	William & Mary	W, 2-1	2nd	San Francisco	W, 3-2	QF	Indiana	L, 1-3	SF1984	American (2 ot)	W, 1-0	2nd	Clemson	L, 0-1	QF1985	George Mason	L, 0-1	1st1986	Loyola (Md.)	L, 0-1	1st1987	George Mason	W, 2-0	1st	Loyola (Md.)	L, 0-1	2nd1988	FDU	W, 1-0	2nd	Howard (2 ot)	L, 2-3	QF1989	Philadelphia Textile	W, 4-1	2nd	South Carolina (2 ot)	W, 1-0	QF	Rutgers 	W, 3-0	SF	Santa Clara (4 ot)	T, 1-1	NF1990	Richmond	W, 1-0	1st	North Carolina	W, 3-1	2nd	N.C. State (2 ot)	L, 1-2	QF1991	Hartford (4 ot)	W, 2-1	2nd	Yale	W, 2-0	QF	Saint Louis (3 ot)	W, 3-2	SF	Santa Clara (4 ot)	T, 0-0	F1992	Penn State	W, 4-1	2nd	Dartmouth	W, 3-0	QF	Duke	W, 3-0	NSF	San Diego	W, 2-0	NF1993	William & Mary	W, 2-1	1st	Loyola (Md.)	W, 2-1	2nd	Wisconsin	W, 3-0	QF	Princeton	W, 3-1	SF	South Carolina	W, 2-0	F1994	UNC Greensboro	W, 3-0	1st	Maryland	W, 2-1	2nd	James Madison	W, 4-1	QF	Rutgers	W, 2-1	SF	Indiana	W, 1-0	F1995	Rhode Island	W, 2-1	1st	Hartwick	W, 4-0	2nd	Brown	W, 4-1	QF	Duke	L, 2-3	SF1996	George Mason	L, 0-1	1st1997	Howard	W, 3-0	1st	Georgetown	W, 5-1	2nd	American (2 ot)	W, 2-1	QF	Saint Louis	W, 3-1	SF	UCLA	L, 0-2	F1998	Rider	W, 3-0	1st	South Carolina	W, 1-0	2nd	Stanford	L, 0-3	QF1999	Princeton (3 ot)	W, 2-1	1st	Brown 	W, 3-1	2nd	UCLA	L, 2-0	QF2000	Lehigh	W, 5-0	1st	St. John's	W, 2-1	2nd	Creighton	L, 3-0	QF2001	Seton Hall	L, 1-0	2nd2002	William & Mary	L, 1-1*	2nd
* Game was a 0-0 tie, but Virginia was awarded a 1-0 victoryafter winning 4-2 in the penalty kick shootout.

# Virginia and Santa Clara declared co-national champions.

% Game was a 1-1 tie, but N.C. State was awarded a 2-1 victoryafter winning 7-6 in the penalty kick shootout.

$ Virginia declared national champion after winning 3-1 in the penalty kick shootout.

* In 2002, the team that advanced after a penalty kick shootout wascredited with a win, and the team that did not advance was credited with a loss.

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