Virginia Earns No. 2 Seed at 2009 NCAA Tournament
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s soccer team earned the No. 2 overall seed at the 2009 NCAA Tournament and will face either Princeton or Bucknell in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers are one of 16 top seeds to receive a first-round bye.
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Virginia (14-3-3) is making its 29th-straight NCAA appearance since 1981, which is the longest active streak in the nation. The Cavaliers won the ACC Championship on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 15), defeating NC State 1-0 for the conference crown.
It was the first ACC title for the Cavs since 2004, the fourth under head coach George Gelnovatch and 10th overall for UVa.
“One of our goals for this season was to win the ACC Championship and by doing so we were rewarded with a top four seed,” Gelnovatch said. “We love playing at home, and we have a lot of things heading in the right direction with this team. We are playing well and we are relatively healthy, we just need to stay focused.”
Virginia will play Bucknell (17-5-0) Sunday at 1 p.m.
Virginia has won five NCAA Championships (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994). The Cavaliers hold an overall 47-25-4 record in NCAA Tournament play.