No. 13 Men's Soccer Heads to No. 4 North Carolina for NCAA Third Round
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov. 22, 2005
#13 Virginia (12-4-3) at #4 North Carolina (16-3-3)
Chapel Hill, N.C.
VIRGINIA FACES FAMILIAR FOE NORTH CAROLINA IN NCAA THIRD ROUND: No. 13 national seed Virginia (12-4-3) travels to No. 4 national seed North Carolina Sunday afternoon for a third round game in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The Cavaliers played USF to a 4-4 tie in second round action last Tuesday, before advancing 7-6 in a shootout on penalty kicks. North Carolina defeated Providence, 2-0, in its second round game. Virginia and North Carolina each earned first round byes in the tournament. Virginia is playing in its 27th NCAA Tournament and making its 25th consecutive appearance. The Cavaliers defeated the Tar Heels earlier in the season in Charlottesville, 2-0.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE CAVALIERS: Sophomore Dane Murphy scored his first two goals of the season during regulation and the No. 13 seed Cavaliers made seven penalty kicks in a shootout to advance past South Florida, 7-6, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Tuesday night at Klockner Stadium. Virginia (12-4-3) and USF (13-6-2) ended in a 4-4 tie after playing 110 minutes. The Cavaliers made their first three kicks when Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany), Gifford Okatah-Boi (Alexandria, Va.) and Will Hall (Shirley, N.Y.) all made good on their kicks. USF’s Matt Simon Schoendorf, Kris Raad and Blake Sharpe all made their kicks tying the shootout, 3-3. USF goalkeeper Dane Brenner kept the shootout tied when he made a save on Joe Vide’s (Raleigh, N.C.) attempt. Yohance Marshall then missed wide for the Bulls to keep the shootout tied. UVa made its next four attempts with Jeremy Barlow knocking in the final kick putting the Cavaliers ahead, 7-6. USF’s Joey Brown then missed high to end the game.
About the Cavaliers: Virginia is led by All-ACC First Team and All-Freshmen team selection Yannick Reyering, who leads the Cavaliers with 13 goals and 28 points. Junior forward Adam Cristman, a second-team All-ACC selection is second on the team with 20 points (7 goals, 6 assists). Junior goalkeeper Ryan Burke has posted 10 shutouts on the season for the Cavaliers.
About the TAR HEELS: UNC is led by Ben Hunter, who has a team-high 11 goals in 2005 and Scott Campbell who has 10 goals. Hunter has scored North Carolina’s last five goals. Goalkeeper Justin Hughes has started the last nine games and is 7-0-2 in the gamew posting a 0.20 GAA on the season.
Cavaliers in the NCAA Tournament: Virginia is 43-21-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers won national championships in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. This is the Cavaliers’ third straight trip to the third round of the NCAA’s since the field expanded. Last season, Virginia advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since the 2000 season.
LAST TIME AGAINST THE TAR HEELS: Adam Cristman and Yannick Reyering each scored a goal and No. 11 Virginia picked up its seventh shutout of the season as the Cavaliers defeated No. 2 North Carolina, 2-0, Saturday night in front of 3,104 fans at Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers (7-1-1, 3-0-0 ACC) remained undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference and gave head coach George Gelnovatch his 150th career win. Virginia outshot North Carolina, 13-9. North Carolina held the advantage on corner kicks, 8-4. Williams finished with four saves and Ryan Burke (Cumberland Foreside, Maine) picked up three saves. Virginia continued its streak in Charlottesville over the Tar Heels (7-1-1, 1-1-1 ACC) who have not won in Charlottesville since 1977 and not registered a goal in Klockner Stadium since the 1999 season.
The Series vs. UNC: Sunday’s game is the 71st all-time meeting between the schools with Virgnia leading the series 32-31-7. UVa won earlier in the season, 2-0, in Charlottesville. North Carolina won last season’s meeting, 2-1, in Chapel Hill. The teams have split the six meetings. Virginia last won in Chapel Hill during the 2000 season when the Cavaliers won, 3-1. The teams have met one other previous time in the NCAA Tournament with UVa winning, 3-1, in the second round in 1990.
UVA AGAINST THE ACC IN THE NCAA tournament: Virginia’s game with North Carolina marks the ninth time the Cavaliers has faced a fellow ACC opponent in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers are 3-6 in these games. This will be the the third straight year that UVa has faced an ACC opponent in the NCAAs. The Cavaliers defeated Wake Forest, 2-0, in the 2003 Second Round, but was eliminated by Duke last season in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 3-0.
FIRST-HALF FLURRY: The three goals scored in the first half against South Florida in the NCAA second round game were the most in the first half scored by the Cavaliers this season. Virginia had scored only eight first-half goals entering the game against the Bulls.