Virginia Set For Pair of Weekend Matches
- Important parking information: John Paul Jones Arena hosts Brooks and Dunn at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Soccer fans will be permitted to park in the three bays furthest west in the University Hall parking lots. The gates at the Emmet/Ivy Garage will be raised to accommodate parking needs in the event the University Hall lots fill.
CHARLOTTESVILLE The Virginia men’s soccer team will travel to George Mason for an 8 p.m. Friday night match before returning home Sunday to face Hofstra at 7 p.m. Live statistics are available for both contests.
Virginia (0-2-0) hosted the Virginia Soccer Classic last weekend, welcoming national powerhouses St. John’s, SMU and Old Dominion to Klckner Stadium. The Cavaliers fell in two close matches, 1-0 to St. John’s (now ranked No. 22) and 3-1 to No. 7 SMU.
Freshman Chris Agorsor (Severn, Md.) netted his first career goal against the Mustangs, one-touching a shot into the back of the net off of assists by Matt Mitchell (Tariffville, Conn.) and Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.). Ownby, also a freshman, tallied the first points of his young collegiate career with the assist.
Virginia leads the series with George Mason, 15-8-3, in contests dating back to 1972. The teams last met during the 2006 season, a 2-0 UVa victory in Charlottesville. Virginia and Hofstra, meanwhile, have never met in men’s soccer action.
Sophomore goalkeeper Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Del.) earned two starts over the weekend, registering seven saves.
Besides Ownby and Agorsor, fellow freshmen Tony Tchani (Bafang, Cameroon), Hunter Jumper (Plano, Texas), Shawn Barry (Miramar, Fla.), Howard Turk (Falls Church, Va.), redshirt freshman Jimmy Simpson (Warrenton, Va.) and junior transfer Jordan Evans (Chester, Va.) all earned their first career starts in a Cavalier uniform at the Virginia Soccer Classic.
After the weekend matches, Virginia will travel to intrastate foe VCU on Saturday, Sept. 13, for a 7 p.m. game.