Virginia Men's Soccer Will Host Seton Hall In The First Round Of The 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
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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