No. 15 Virginia Faces VCU at 7 p.m. Monday at Klockner Stadium
Sept. 14, 2014
|VCU at No. 15 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Mon., Sept. 15, 2014 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 15th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team continues its four-game homestand at 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 15) when VCU comes to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium for a 7 p.m. match.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and faculty/staff; one ticket is good for admission into all three matches Friday. Group ticket orders of 20 or more tickets are $4. Free parking is available in the University Hall lots.
A link to live stats (GameTracker) is available on VirginiaSports.com. The live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
Virginia: 3-1-0 (1-0-0 ACC)
VCU: 3-2-0 (0-0-0 A-10)
Virginia holds a 22-2-1 edge in its series with VCU. While the all-time series has been one-sided, that is not the case in recent years. The last three meetings each went to double overtime – all Virginia wins (2009, 2012, 2013). UVa won in the second overtime period last year on Eric Bird’s golden goal in the 107th minute. The Cavaliers won in Richmond in 2012 on Cameron Chavira’s golden goal in the 103rd minute.
In the Polls
Virginia is No. 15 in the NSCAA poll, No. 9 in the Top Drawer Soccer rankings and No. 10 in the Soccer America poll. VCU is not ranked. The new rankings come out Monday and Tuesday.
Virginia Earns 1-0 Win over Virginia Tech
Virginia opened ACC play with a 1-0 victory over Virginia Tech Friday evening in front of 5,430 fans at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Scott Thomsen scored in the 74th minute to lift the Cavaliers to the victory. Virginia is unbeaten in its last nine matches against Virginia Tech.
The Cavaliers held a large advantage in possession and had the better quality of scoring opportunities throughout the match. UVa out-shot Virginia Tech 18-4 and took 15 corner kicks to two for the Hokies. Virginia Tech doubled up UVa in fouls, committing 22 to 11 for the Cavaliers.
Madison, Corriveau Return to Lineup
After missing the first three games with injuries, Darius Madison and Nicko Corriveau each earned their first playing time of 2014 on Friday. Both were second-half substitutions. Madison earned 26 minutes, while Corriveau played 28.
VCU is 3-2 this season following a 3-2 overtime win at No. 6 Georgetown last Thursday. Jose Manel netted the golden goal in the 100th minute as the Rams rallied for the big win.
VCU is in the midst of a brutally tough portion of its schedule. The Rams lost to then-No. 5 North Carolina last Sunday. After a neutral-site game with CSU Bakersfield on Friday, VCU will play New Mexico, Old Dominion, Notre Dame, George Mason and Maryland consecutively – each team in that quintet is currently ranked or has been ranked at one point this season.
UVa Honors 1989 NCAA Championship Team
At halftime of the Friday night match, Virginia honored its first NCAA championship team, the 1989 squad. Head coach Bruce Arena and Hermann Trophy winner Tony Meola were among the members of the team who returned for the match and the program’s reunion weekend. The team also was honored on the field at halftime of the football game on Saturday.
The Cavaliers return to ACC play on Sunday (Sept. 21) when reigning national champion Notre Dame comes to KlÃ¶ckner Stadium for a noon match that will be televised by ESPNU.