Virginia Men's Soccer Hosts Duke In NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
Dec. 1, 2004
VIRGINIA’S RECORD & RANKINGS: Virginia (18-4-1, 4-3-0 ACC) is ranked #4 by Soccer America, #3 by NSCAA/adidas, #3 by Soccer Times and #4 by College Soccer News in the Top-25 polls. The Cavaliers are also seeded #4 in the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. UVa began the 2004 season ranked #8 in College Soccer News’ Preseason Top-30 poll, #11 in Soccer America’s Preseason Top-25 poll, #13 in the Soccer Times Preseason Top-25 poll and #20 in the NSCAA/adidas Preseason Top-25 poll.
`HOOS UP NEXT?: The #4 ranked Virginia Cavaliers (18-4-1, 4-3-0 ACC) will face the #17 ranked Duke Blue Devils (17-5-0, 4-3-0 ACC) in the Quarterfinal Round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship on Saturday, December 4th at 7:00 PM at Klockner Stadium. UVa is seeded #4 and Duke is not seeded in the NCAA Tournament.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Virginia will be making its second appearance on television this season when it takes on the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. The match will be shown on College Sports Television (CSTV). UVa appeared on television (Fox Sports Net) earlier this season when it won the 2004 ACC Championship following a 2-1 victory over Maryland on November 14th in Cary, N.C. If Virginia beats Duke, the Cavaliers will have an opportunity to play in two nationally televised matches next week. Both of the NCAA Semifinal matches and the NCAA Finals contest of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship will be shown on ESPN2 on December 10th and 12th, respectively. The College Cup will be held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
THE SERIES WITH DUKE: Virginia leads the all-time series with Duke in men’s soccer 35-31-7. The series began on October 25, 1946 when Duke defeated Virginia 6-0 in Durham, N.C.
LAST TIME THEY MET: Virginia defeated Duke 3-1 on November 10th in the 2004 ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. at SAS Soccer Stadium. The Cavaliers also defeated the Blue Devils 3-2 in overtime on October 23rd in the regular season meeting between the two teams.
UVA VS. DUKE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT: Virginia is 1-1-0 all-time against Duke in the NCAA Tournament. UVa defeated Duke 3-0 in the 1992 NCAA Semifinals in Davidson, N.C. before dropping a 3-2 decision in the 1995 NCAA Semifinals in Richmond, Va.
VIRGINIA BACK IN NCAA QUARTERFINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2000: Virginia is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals since the 2000 season when UVa fell to Creighton 3-0 on December 2nd.
`HOOS AGAINST THE TOP-25: Duke, ranked #17 in the country according to Soccer America, marks the 10th ranked team Virginia will face this season. UVa has won six games against a ranked opponent and stands 6-2-1 against teams from the Top-25 this season. Here is a look at UVa’s matches against the Top 25 this year:
Date Opponents Score Location9/12 #8 Saint Louis L, 2-1 Saint Louis, Mo.9/17 #2 Wake Forest W, 2-1 Winston-Salem, NC10/23 #13 Duke W, 3-2 Charlottesville, Va.10/27 #24 Old Dominion W, 4-1 Charlottesville, Va.11/5 #12 Maryland L, 1-0 Charlottesville, Va.11/10 #14 Duke W, 3-1 Cary, N.C.11/12 #8 Wake Forest W, 2-1 Cary, N.C.11/14 #5 Maryland W, 2-1 Cary, N.C.11/27 #1 New Mexico T, 1-1 Charlottesville, Va.
CAVALIERS AGAINST #1 RANKED TEAMS: When it comes to facing the #1 ranked team in the nation, the Cavaliers are no strangers to the challenge – or to a good outcome. Virginia has faced 10 opponents ranked #1 in the nation according to Soccer America’s Top-25 Poll history and stands 3-4-3 all-time against the #1 ranked team in the nation. With its most recent tie against New Mexico on November 27th, 2004, the Cavaliers are 3-1-2 in their last six meetings against a #1 ranked team. UVa’s last win over a #1 ranked team occurred on November 15, 2002 against then undefeated Wake Forest in the 2002 ACC Tournament. NOTE: Virginia has been ranked #1 in the country in 71 Soccer America Polls. Here is a look at Virginia’s all-time results against the #1 ranked team in the nation according to Soccer America:
Date Opponents Score Location11/27/04 New Mexico T, 1-1 Charlottesville, Va.9/7/03 UCLA L, 4-0 College Park, Md.11/15/02 Wake Forest W, 1-0 Cary, N.C.12/11/94 Indiana W, 1-0 Davidson, N.C.10/28/90 Clemson T, 1-1 Clemson, S.C.12/3/89 Santa Clara T, 1-1 New Brunswick, NJ11/1/85 Clemson W, 2-0 Charlottesville, Va.9/8/84 Indiana L, 1-0 Bloomington, Ind.10/30/83 Duke L, 1-0 Durham, N.C.10/18/80 Connecticut L, 4-0 Storrs, Conn.
UVA IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: With its 1-1 tie against New Mexico in the Third Round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, UVa now stands 43-20-3 all-time in the history of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. Thanks to its automatic bid into the NCAAs this season, Virginia advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 24th consecutive time and will be making its 67th appearance in a NCAA Tournament contest when it faces Duke. The Cavaliers have won five National Championships after claiming the title in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.
UVa in the NCAA Tournament:
Year Opponent Score Site Round UVa Scorers1969 Maryland L, 0-5 A 1st none1979 American L, 0-1 H 2nd none1981 West Virginia L, 1-2 H 2nd Brillhart1982 George Mason L, 0-1 H 2nd none1983 William & Mary W, 2-1 H 2nd Gaffney, Gelnovatch San Francisco W, 3-2 H QF Gaffney 2, Salladin Indiana L, 1-3 A SF Gaffney1984 American (2 ot) W, 1-0 H 2nd none * Clemson L, 0-1 H QF none1985 George Mason L, 0-1 H 1st none1986 Loyola (Md.) L, 0-1 H 1st none1987 George Mason W, 2-0 H 1st Del Carmen, Platenberg Loyola (Md.) L, 0-1 A 2nd none1988 FDU W, 1-0 H 2nd Fallon Howard (2 ot) L, 2-3 H QF Fallon, J. Agoos1989 Phila. Textile W, 4-1 H 2nd Yorks 3, Kelderman South Carolina (2 ot) W, 1-0 H QF Kelderman Rutgers W, 3-0 A SF Maessner 2, Kunihiro Santa Clara (4 ot) T, 1-1 N1 F Fallon #1990 Richmond W, 1-0 H 1st Crawley North Carolina W, 3-1 H 2nd Kunihiro, Yorks, Kelderman N.C. State (2 ot) L, 1-2 A QF J. Agoos %1991 Hartford (4 ot) W, 2-1 H 2nd Reyna, Wood Yale W, 2-0 H QF Crawley, Reyna Saint Louis (3 ot) W, 3-2 N2 SF Crawley 2, Wood Santa Clara (4 ot) T, 0-0 N2 F none $1992 Penn State W, 4-1 H 2nd Reyna 2, Bates, own goal Dartmouth W, 3-0 H QF Wood 2, Brannan Duke W, 3-0 N3 SF Crawley, Wood, Bates San Diego W, 2-0 N3 F Friends, Imler1993 William & Mary W, 2-1 H 1st Fisher, Reid Loyola (Md.) W, 2-1 H 2nd Wood, Reyna Wisconsin W, 3-0 H QF Wood 2, Peay Princeton W, 3-1 N3 SF Friends 3 South Carolina W, 2-0 N3 F Friends 21994 UNC Greensboro W, 3-0 H 1st Fitzmaurice, Nix, Fisher Maryland W, 2-1 H 2nd Wood, Friends James Madison W, 4-1 H QF Wood 3, Friends Rutgers W, 2-1 N3 SF Silvera, Walsh Indiana W, 1-0 N3 F Wood1995 Rhode Island W, 2-1 H 1st Walsh, Fisher Hartwick W, 4-0 H 2nd Shapowal 2, Fisher 2 Brown W, 4-1 H QF Fisher 2, Feary, Walsh Duke L, 2-3 N4 SF Feary, Leonard1996 George Mason L, 0-1 H 1st none1997 Howard W, 3-0 H 1st Olsen, Albright, Leonard Georgetown W, 5-1 H 2nd Olsen 2, Leonard, Trout, O'Donnell American (2 ot) W, 2-1 H QF West, Albright Saint Louis W, 3-1 N4 SF Olsen 2, West UCLA L, 0-2 N4 F none1998 Rider W, 3-0 H 1st Trout, Barnes, Albright South Carolina W, 1-0 H 2nd Barnes Stanford L, 0-3 H QF none1999 Princeton (3 ot) W, 2-1 H 1st Martino, O'Donnell Brown W, 3-1 H 2nd Gibbs, Martino, Barnes UCLA L, 2-0 H QF none2000 Lehigh W, 5-0 H 1st Kelly 2, Eskandarian, Totten, Solomon St. John's W, 2-1 H 2nd Gibbs, Totten Creighton L, 3-0 H QF none2001 Seton Hall L, 1-0 H 2nd none2002 William & Mary L, 1-1+ H 2nd Eskandarian2003 Seton Hall W, 2-0 H 1st Cristman, Holder Wake Forest W, 2-0 A 2nd Cristman, Littlefield Creighton L, 3-1 H 3rd Cristman2004 American W, 2-1 H 2nd Freeman, Hall New Mexico (2ot) T, 1-1^ H 3rd Barlow
UVA ADVANCES PAST NEW NEW MEXICO IN NCAA THIRD ROUND: The #4 seeded Virginia Cavaliers edged past the #13 seeded New Mexico Logos in the penalty kick shootout, 6-5, following a 1-1 tie in the Third Round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship in front of 1,510 spectators at UVa’s Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers’ Nico Colaluca converted the decisive penalty kick while Virginia goalkeeper Ryan Burke made three stops in the pk shootout, including the game-deciding save, to help UVa advance to the Quarterfinal Round of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia’s Jeremy Barlow scored UVa’s lone goal of the match and Matt Oliver had the assist on Barlow’s goal.
ELEVEN DIFFERENT CAVALIERS HAVE SCORED A GAME-WINNING GOAL FOR UVA THIS SEASON: Talk about getting production from various players! UVa has had 11 different players score a game-winning goal this season. In fact, in Virginia’s first ten victories of the season, nine different Cavalier scored the game-winning goal. UVa has received one or more game-winning goal from: Adam Cristman, Hunter Freeman, Ian Holder, Matt Ayotte, Nico Colaluca, John Hartman, Will Hall, Jeremy Barlow, David Rosenbaum, Matt Oliver and Mike Littlefield this season.
FREEMAN LEADING THE NATION IN ASSISTS: Virginia’s Hunter Freeman, a third-year defender/midfielder, entered this season with just four points resulting from four assists after two years of action. Twenty one games into the 2004 season, Freeman has scored 27 points to more than quadruple his two-year point total from the previous two seasons. Freeman’s 27 points are from 21 assists and three goals. His 21 assists currently leads the NCAA in Division I men’s soccer. During a seven-game stretch from September 21st – October 12th, Freeman scored 13 points by posting one goal and dishing out 11 assists against Manhattan, North Carolina, UMBC, N.C. State, Liberty, Davidson and Saint Francis.
NO GOALS FOR YOU!: Virginia has recorded six victories by shutouts this season. UVa has shutout Marshall (3-0), Long Island (2-0), Cincinnati (1-0), Liberty (3-0), Clemson (2-0) and Longwood (1-0).
UVA HAVING ITS WAY WITH OPPONENTS THIS SEASON: UVa has been a force to deal with this season in men’s soccer. Virginia has scored 50 goals to its opponents 21 this year. UVa has also outscored its opponents in total points (153-to-60), dished out more assists (53-to-18) and has taken more shots (328-to-205) than its opponents.
HOME SWEET HOME: Virginia has enjoyed much success playing in the friendly confines of Klöckner Stadium. One of the finest college soccer facilities in the country, Klöckner Stadium has been a very tough place for opponents to record a win. Since its opening in 1992, UVa has posted an eye-opening record of 156-23-8 at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers are currently 12-1-1 at home this season (2004), including a mark of 1-0-1 in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia finished the 2003 season with a home record of 8-5-0 including a mark of 1-1-0 in the NCAA Tournament at home. In 2002, the Cavaliers finished the regular season a perfect 12-0-0 at home and finished the 2002 season 12-1-0 at home. Virginia is 21-7 in NCAA Tournament games held at Klöckner Stadium during the past 12 seasons, outscoring its opposition 63-26 in those games.
GELNOVATCH CLOSING IN ON 150 CAREER VICTORIES: UVa men’s soccer head soccer coach George Gelnovatch recorded his 100th career head coaching victory on August 30th, 2002 when Virginia defeated #25 Kentucky by the score of 3-2. Gelnovatch has coached eight season at UVa, and has recorded 143 wins as a head coach at Virginia with a career record of 143-49-15, including a mark of 33-16-6 in the ACC. By reaching the 100-win mark, it makes him only the second UVa men’s soccer coach to record the milestone. Former Virginia men’s soccer head coach Bruce Arena holds UVa’s all-time coaching victory mark with 295 (295-59-31, 74-21-11 ACC).
ALMOST PERFECT AT HOME: Virginia is currently 12-1-1 at home this season. Virginia was a perfect 11-0-0 in its first 11 games played at home at Klöckner Stadium this season before losing 1-0 against #12 Maryland on Senior Night in UVa’s regular season finale. The Cavaliers finished the regular season with a home record of 11-1-0 at Klöckner Stadium.
VIRGINIA TOPS AMERICAN 2-1 IN NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND: Virginia recorded a 2-1 victory over the visiting American Eagles in a second round match of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Virginia turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win by scoring back-to-back goals after falling behind 1-0 early in the second period to record their 18th victory of the season. The Cavaliers’ Will Hall scored the game-winning goal at 67:10 to break a 1-1 tie, giving Virginia the one-goal victory. UVa’s Hunter Freeman scored the Cavaliers’ first goal of the match. UVa’s Nico Colaluca had an assist and goalkeeper Ryan Burke made two saves in the victory.
VIRGINIA AWARDED THE FOURTH SEED IN THE NCAA & ACC TOURNAMENTS: Virginia was awarded the number four (4) seed in the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship and was the number four seed in the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship.
CAVALIERS DEFENDED THEIR ACC TITLE, AGAIN: Virginia, the 2003 ACC Champions, defended their title from last season by winning the 2004 ACC Championship. It marked the seventh time in school history that UVa defended its ACC title by winning the conference title the following year.
FIVE PLAYERS NAMED TO ACC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM, BARLOW NAMED ACC TOURNAMENT MVP: Five Virginia players: Jeremy Barlow, Ryan Burke, Adam Cristman, Nico Colaluca and Mike Littlefield, were named to the2004 ACC All-Tournament Team. Barlow was named the tournament’s MVP.
FOUR CAVALIERS NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAMS: Four Virginia men’s soccer players were named to the 2004 All-ACC Soccer Teams. UVa’s Hunter Freeman and Matt Oliver were chosen as First Team All-ACC selections, Nico Colaluca was a named a Second Team All-ACC choice, and Jeremy Barlow and Colaluca were named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Wake Forest’s Scott Sealy was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and WFU’s Michael Parkhurst was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The Demon Deacons’ Jay Vidovich was named the ACC Coach of the Year. Duke’s Michael Videira was named the ACC Freshman of the Year.
VIRGINIA IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT: Virginia stands 29-9-5 all-time in the history of the ACC Championship. UVa has advanced to the ACC Finals 15 of the 18 times the tournament has been played and has won the ACC Tournament title on nine occasions. The Cavaliers claimed the ACC Tournament title in: 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003 and 2004. Virginia has competed in the ACC Finals the past six consecutive seasons (1999-2004).