Virginia Heads To Conference Rival Virginia Tech Friday Night
CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia will seek its second Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season when it heads to in-state rival Virginia Tech on Friday night. Kick-off from Thompson Field in Blacksburg, Va., is 7 p.m. and live statistics are available at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (4-3-0, 1-0-0) is coming off of a 4-0 Tuesday night victory over Central Connecticut State. The win marked the Cavaliers’ second-straight shutout, as they defeated conference foe NC State, 5-0, on Sept. 19.
In goal, Michael Giallombardo made one save vs. CCSU for his second shutout of the year.
True freshmen Tony Tchani notched his second-straight multi-goal game, as the Bafang, Cameroon, native had two goals and an assist vs. both NC State and Central Connecticut State. For the year, Tchani has a team-high seven goals and 16 points.
Fellow freshman Chris Agorsor is next with four goals on the year, followed by Brian Ownby and Jimmy Simpson with two goals apiece. Agorsor was injured (left knee) in the Cavaliers’ last outing vs. Central Connecticut State and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Virginia Tech (2-4-1, 0-2-0 ACC) enters Friday’s match after a 3-2 loss at Clemson on Sept. 21. The Hokies also dropped their ACC-opener, 3-1, at home vs. Duke.
Emmanuel Akogyerum leads the Hokies with three goals and an assist, followed by Luiz Yamashita with two goals and two assists.
In goal for Virginia Tech, Brendan Dunn has started five games and allowed 12 goals for a 2.32 average. Stefan Caulfield, meanwhile, has started two games and allowed five goals.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Virginia Tech, 23-2-1. Last year, the teams played to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in Charlottesville.
On deck for Virginia is another road match, Oct. 3 at North Carolina. Kick-off is 7 p.m., and the game will be streamed live on the internet by ACC Select.