Virginia Men's Soccer Announces 2010 Schedule
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The reigning NCAA and ACC Champion Virginia men’s soccer team announced its 2010 schedule on Wednesday featuring at least 15 home contests in Klöckner Stadium, including two preseason exhibitions. The Cavaliers face seven opponents that advanced to postseason play last year.
“We’re excited about the fact that of the four ACC teams coming to Klöckner Stadium, North Carolina and Wake Forest advanced to last year’s NCAA College Cup, Maryland was the 2008 NCAA Champion and Virginia Tech is our in-state rival,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “Additionally, in our opening weekend, St. John’s comes to town for a match-up between last year’s ACC and BIG EAST Champions. There should be some great soccer matches at Klöckner this fall.”
Virginia begins its season with home matches against UAB (Sept. 3) and St. John’s (Sept. 5) following three preseason exhibition contests against VCU (Aug. 20), VMI (Aug. 23) and at George Mason (Aug. 28).
The Atlantic Coast Conference portion of the Cavaliers’ schedule begins on the road at Duke on Saturday, Sept. 11. UVa then returns to Klöckner Stadium for a non-conference match vs. Marist (Sept. 14) before the conference home opener against Wake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 18. That match vs. the Demon Deacons, a rematch of the 2009 NCAA College Cup semifinal, will begin at 7 p.m.
A non-conference match vs. American on Tuesday, Sept. 21, precedes a conference road game at Clemson on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Cavaliers host Longwood in non-conference action on Tuesday, Sept. 28, before hosting North Carolina on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
UVa then hosts three-consecutive non-conference games vs. Liberty (Oct. 5), Alabama A&M (Oct. 9) and JMU (Oct. 12) before welcoming its in-state rival, Virginia Tech, to Charlottesville on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Virginia travels to Boston College on Friday, Oct. 22, then hosts Maryland on Friday, Oct. 29 in a contest between the previous two national champions. The game vs. the Terrapins is also a rematch of the 2009 NCAA quarterfinal match – which UVa won, 3-0, to advance to the College Cup.
Before traveling to NC State for the regular-season finale on Nov. 6, Virginia will host its final regular-season home game on Tuesday, Nov. 2 vs. Campbell.
The 2010 ACC Tournament will be held Nov. 10-14 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Soccer season tickets go on sale July 6. Last year’s season ticket holders will receive a renewal application in the mail. All other fans can order season tickets online, in person or by telephone. To purchase tickets online, visit VirginiaSports.com. In-person sales can be made at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
The 2010 All-Soccer Reserved Season Pass (reserved seats for all home men’s and women’s games) is $90. The Men’s Soccer Reserved Season Pass is $50. General Admission All-Soccer Season Passes are also available for adults ($40), Youth/Senior ($30) and Faculty/Staff ($30).
2010 Virginia Men’s Soccer Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time
Fri. Aug. 20 VCU [exhibition] 4 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 23 VMI [exhibition] 7 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 28 at George Mason [exhibition] 7 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 3 Virginia Tech vs. St. John’s 2:30 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 3 UAB 8 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 5 Virginia Tech vs. UAB Noon
Sun. Sept. 5 ST. JOHN’S 3 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 11 at Duke * 7 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 14 MARIST 7 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 18 WAKE FOREST * 7 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 21 AMERICAN 7 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 25 at Clemson * 7 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 28 LONGWOOD 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 1 NORTH CAROLINA * 7 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 5 LIBERTY 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 9 ALABAMA A&M 7 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 12 JAMES MADISON 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 15 VIRGINIA TECH * 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 22 at Boston College * 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 29 MARYLAND * 7 p.m.
Tues. Nov. 2 CAMPBELL 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 6 at NC State * 7 p.m.
Wed.-Sun. Nov. 10-14 ACC Tournament Cary, N.C.
Fri. or Sat. Nov. 19 or 20 NCAA First Round Campus Sites
Tues. Nov. 23 NCAA Second Round Campus Sites
Sat. or Sun. Nov. 27 or 28 NCAA Third Round Campus Sites
Fri., Sat. or Sun. Dec. 3, 4 or 5 NCAA Quarterfinals Campus Sites
Fri. & Sun. Dec. 10 & 12 NCAA College Cup Santa Barbara, Calif.
All times eastern and subject to change
* Atlantic Coast Conference match
BOLD CAPS indicates home games played at Klöckner Stadium
Bold italics indicates neutral-site games played at Klöckner Stadium