Virginia Welcomes Central Connecticut State For Tuesday Night Match
CHARLOTTESVILLE Fresh off a 5-0 shutout and ACC-opening victory over NC State Friday night, the Virginia men’s soccer team looks to continue its momentum with a Tuesday night game against Central Connecticut State. Kick-off from Klckner Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m., and live statistics are available at www.VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (3-3-0, 1-0-0 ACC) exploded offensively against the Wolfpack, scoring five goals en route to its first shutout of the season. In goal for UVa, Michael Giallombardo made four saves in his first start of the year, while the Cavalier freshmen got it done offensively by accounting for all five goals.
True freshmen Tony Tchani (two goals), Chris Agorsor and Hunter Jumper all tallied scores vs. the Wolfpack, while redshirt freshman Jimmy Simpson tacked on the fifth goal to lead Virginia to the 5-0 win. In all, 13 of Virginia’s 14 goals this season have come from freshmen.
Tchani leads the team with five goals, while Agorsor has four on the year. Simpson’s goal against NC State was his second of the year while Jumper, Matt Mitchell and Brian Ownby have also registered goals.
Central Connecticut State (4-1-1, 0-0-0 Northeast) is coming off of a Saturday road win at Manhattan. The Blue Devils earned a 1-0 victory on a goal by Yan Klukowski in the 30th minute. Klukowski leads the team with four goals and an assist on the year, followed by Christopher Brown (three goals, one assist).
In goal for Central Connecticut State, Paul Armstrong has started all six games and allowed just four goals for a 0.64 goals-against average. The Blue Devils have shut out three of their six opponents.
Virginia and CCSU have met just once in men’s soccer action, a 4-0 Cavalier victory during the 1997 season.
On deck for Virginia is a contest at ACC and in-state rival Virginia Tech on Friday night. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.