Aug. 25, 2005
Rhode Island (0-0, 0-0 A-10) at #5 Virginia (0-0, 0-0 ACC)
Today’s Game: The Cavaliers open the 2005 season tonight as they host Rhode Island. It is the fifth consecutive season Virginia has opened the season at home.
Cavaliers in Openers: Tonight’s game is both the season opener and home opener for the Cavaliers. Over the past 20 seasons, Virginia is 17-1-2 in season openers and 18-1-1 in home openers. Under Steve Swanson, Virginia is 5-0 in both season openers and home openers, outscoring opponents 18-0 in season openers and 16-0 in home openers.
August Success: Tonight’s match is Virginia’s eighth all-time match in the month August. The Cavaliers have an all-time record on 7-0 in the month, and have outscored opponents 27-1 in those contests.