No. 11 Virginia Hosts George Washington Tuesday Night
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The 11th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team begins a three-game homestand on Tuesday night, when the Cavaliers host George Washington at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium. Live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch, in his 14th season at the helm, has compiled a 199-77-22 career record and will be seeking milestone win No. 200 against the Colonials.
Virginia (4-1, 1-1 ACC) is coming off of a road upset of No. 2 Wake Forest, 1-0, Friday night. Junior defender Mike Volk (Bear, Del.) scored the game-winner in the 25th minute, the first of his career. Neil Barlow (Herndon, Va.) tallied his team-high second assist of the year and the 10th of his career.
Earlier in the week, Barlow scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 Cavalier victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday (Sept. 15). Offensively, Barlow leads UVa with two goals and two assists. Tony Tchani (Norfolk, Va.) also has two goals on the year for four points.
With the victory over then-No. 2 Wake Forest, Virginia’s ranking improved to No. 11 (NSCAA) and No. 13 (Soccer America).
George Washington (3-2) is led by Andy Stadler, who has scored six goals in five games for the Colonials. GW most recently defeated Longwood, 4-0, on Sept. 16 at home.
Virginia leads the all-time series with George Washington, 3-0, but the teams have not faced each other since the 1994 season. In that meeting, the Cavaliers won a decisive 7-0 contest in Charlottesville.
Tuesday marks the beginning of three-straight home matches for the Cavaliers. UVa hosts ACC foe Clemson on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. and VCU on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.