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Nov. 8, 2005

Game #18
Nov. 9, 2005
#8 Virginia (12-3-2, 6-2-0 ACC) vs. #25 Clemson (10-4-3, 2-4-2 ACC)
SAS Soccer Complex
Cary, N.C.
8 pm


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VIRGINIA OPENS 2005 ACC TOURNAMENT WITH NO. 7 SEED CLEMSONVirginia (12-3-2, 6-2-0 ACC) begins its defense of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title Wednesday night when the Cavaliers take on No. 7 seed Clemson (10-4-3, 2-4-2 ACC). Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at SAS Soccer Complex in Cary, N.C. The Cavaliers are the defending ACC Tournament champions from the past two seasons after capturing titles in 2003 and 2004. Virginia is coming off a 2-1 overtime win at Wake Forest. With a victory, the Cavaliers would advance into the semifinals and face the winner of the game between No. 3 seed NC State and No. 6 seed North Carolina.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE CAVALIERS: Joe Vide (Raleigh, N.C.) blasted his second goal of the season three minutes into overtime to lift No. 11 Virginia over No. 17 Wake Forest, 2-1, Friday night in front of 3,647 fans at a packed Spry Stadium. Vide, who entered the game late in the second half, received a pass from Adam Cristman (Glen Allen, Va.) at the 18. He rocketed a shot past Wake Forest’s goalkeeper for his first game-winning goal of the season in the 93rd minute. Virginia trailed the Demon Deacons, 1-0, until the 56th minute. Dane Murphy (Redding, Conn.) played a ball to Nico Colaluca (Coventry, R.I.) on a breakaway. Colaluca scored his second goal of the season in the at the 55:40 mark to tie the game, 1-1. The Demon Deacons scored the first goal of the game seven minutes into the second half. Sam Cronin played a ball down the right side that Justin Moose served in to Michael Lahoud. Lahoud fired a shot upper right corner for his sixth goal of the season putting Wake Forest ahead, 1-0, in the 52nd minute.

THREE CAVALIERS EARN ALL-ACC HONORS: Three members of the Virginia Men’s soccer team were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference as the All-ACC Soccer Teams were announced Monday. First-year forward Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) was named to the All-ACC First Team and All-Freshman Team, as he was one of three Cavaliers to be named All-ACC. Reyering leads the team with 11 goals and 23 points. He scored six goals, accounting for 12 points in ACC play. Third-year forward Adam Cristman (Glen Allen, Va.) and second-year midfielder Nico Colaluca (Coventry, R.I.) were named to the All-ACC Second Team. Cristman is second on the team in goals (7), assists (6) and points (20). He earns second team honors for the first time. Colaluca earns second team honors for the second time after being a second team selection last year. This season, he accounted for five points for the Cavaliers scoring two goals and assisting on another. He has played 1,098 minutes in 14 games started for UVa.

The Series vs. CLEMSON: Virginia leads the series with the Tigers, 22-18-5. The Cavaliers defeated the Tigers, 1-0, earlier this season in double overtime. First-year forward Yannick Reyering found the back of the net off an assist from Will Hall in the 104th minute. The Tigers last defeated Virginia during the 2002 season, 3-2, in overtime in Clemson.

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