No. 4 Men's Soccer Hosts No. 2 Maryland in Key ACC Match
Oct. 10, 2006
Wed., Oct. 11, 2006
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 2 Maryland
7 p.m., Klockner Stadium
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NO. 4 CAVALIERS HOST NO. 2 MARYLAND IN KEY ACC MATCH
No. 4 Virginia welcomes the defending national champions, No. 2 Maryland to Klöckner Stadium Wednesday night. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids, senior citizens, faculty and staff (with a vaild UVa ID).
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA CAVALIERS
Virginia (11-2-0, 3-2-0 ACC) is coming off a 2-1 loss at No. 6 Duke last Friday night. Sophomore forward Yannick Reyering scored his seventh goal of the season for the Cavaliers. Virginia brings a perfect 10-0 home record into the match with the Terrapins. Sophomore forward Yannick Reyering continues to lead the team with 20 points which includes seven goals and six assists. Junior midfielder Nico Colaluca now ranks second on the team with 12 points including a season-high five goals and two assists. Adam Cristman has scored two goals and added four assists for eight points. Senior midfielder Ian Holder has scored two goals for Virginia. UVa has outscored opponents, 21-10, and out-shot them, 196-124. The Cavs are averaging 15.1 shots per game.
ABOUT THE MARYLAND TERRAPINS
Maryland (10-1-1, 3-1-1 ACC) is ranked No. 2 in the latest Soccer America and NSCAA polls. The Terrapins tied North Carolina, 1-1, in Chapel Hill in their last game. Maryland is tied with Duke for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Maryland brings a seven-game unbeaten streak to Charlottesville and is 4-1-1 against ranked teams. Forward Graham Zusi leads the team with six goals. He is tied with midfielder Stephen King, who has 16 points and a team-high six assists. Freshman forward Jason Herrick has 12 points with five goals and two assists. The Terrapins have allowed only two goals in their seven-game unbeaten streak. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz has played all 12 games in goal, allowing six goals on the season for a 0.49 goals against average. He has 27 saves and seven shutouts.
THE VIRGINIA-MARYLAND SERIES
Maryland holds a 33-24-7 edge in the all-time series with the Cavaliers and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings with UVa.
LAST TIME AGAINST MARYLAND
Stephen King, Jason Garey and Robbie Rogers each scored one goal to lead No. 6 Maryland by No. 2 Virginia, 3-0, at Ludwig Field. The Cavaliers dropped their first game of the season in Atlantic Coast Conference play while Maryland moved into a first place tie with the Cavaliers. For the game, Maryland outshot Virginia 11-8. The Terrapins held an 8-5 advantage on corner kicks.
CAVALIERS IN THE POLLS
Virginia is No. 4 in the National Soccer Coaches of America (NSCAA) and No. 6 in Soccer America. UVa is No. 3 in Soccer Times. The Cavaliers are No. 8 in College Soccer News.
LAST TIME AGAINST NO. 2
Virginia last faced the No. 2 ranked team in the nation back on Sept. 30 when No. 2 Clemson visited Klöckner Stadium. Freshman midfielder Jonathan Villanueva scored his first career goal, which proved to be the game-winner, in the 75th minute as No. 5 Virginia shut out No. 2 Clemson, 1-0, handing the Tigers their first loss of the season in front of 7,428 fans, which was the second largest crowd for soccer in Klöckner Stadium history.
TOP TWO ACC DEFENSES MEET IN CHARLOTTESVILLE WEDNESDAY
Two of the stingiest defenses in the ACC meet in Charlottesville Wednesday when No. 2 Maryland takes on No. 4 Virginia. Maryland leads the conference in goals against average with a 0.49 GAA while Virginia is second in the league with a 0.76 GAA. Terrapin goalkeeper leads the league in GAA (0.49) and shutouts (7). UVa keeper Ryan Burke ranks second in GAA (0.81 and third in shutouts. He leads the ACC in total saves with 39.
DEFENSE KEY FOR CAVS IN 2006
The addition of red-shirt freshman Bakary Soumare and junior Matt Williams has made an immediate impact for the Cavaliers to go along with returning starters Matt Poole, Zola Short and Ryan Burke. Virginia has six shutouts in 13 games. The Cavaliers have allowed 10 goals this season. Burke has played 1009 minutes in goal and tallied 39 saves while sporting a 0.80 goals allowed average. Michael Giallombardo has played 182 minutes in goal and registered two wins for the Cavaliers.
After scoring one point in the first seven games, senior forward Adam Cristman has been in a groove the last six games. Cristman has back-to-back goals in games against North Carolina and American. He also has assists against West Virginia and Liberty in producing seven points in the last six games. He now has 26 career goals and 14 career assists for 66 points.
COLALUCA’S OFFENSIVE IN 2006
Junior midfielder Nico Colaluca is the second leading scorer for the Cavaliers already in 2006. Colaluca already has surpassed his career total in goals. He had four career goals and six career assists for 14 career points heading into this season. He already has five goals and two assists for 12 points through 13 games this season.
BURKE CHASING RECORDS
Senior goalkeeper Ryan Burke continues to move up the all-time career charts. Burke is second all-time in career shutouts (25), games played (71) and minutes played in goal (6,526), saves (222), eighth in GAA (1.05) and ninth in saves percentage (.731).
An ACC season-high 7,428 fans turned out to watch the Cavaliers beat Clemson, which ended up being the third-most to watch a men’s socer game in the ACC all-time and most to watch a conference game. As has been the theme for ACC Men’s soccer in 2006, Virginia is among the top in the league in drawing big crowds. Through 10 home games, the Cavaliers have topped the 3,000 mark twice: 3,219 against Davidson, 3,839 against Boston College and 7,000 mark once. Virginia is averaging 2,538 fans this season at Klöckner Stadium. The Klöckner Stadium is 7,807 set during the 1994 season in the NCAA Tournament against James Madison.