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Sept. 23, 2014

Davidson at No. 2 Virginia
Date/Time Wed., Sept. 24, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The second-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team faces off with Davidson Wednesday evening at Klöckner Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and faculty/staff. Group ticket orders of 20 or more tickets are $4. Free parking is available in the University Hall lots.

Live Statistics
A link to live statistics (GameTracker) is available on The live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.

Virginia: 4-1-1 (1-0-1 ACC)
Davidson: 3-0-2 (0-0-0 A-10)

In the Polls
Virginia moved up to No. 2 in the latest NSCAA poll. The Cavaliers are No. 3 in the Soccer America rankings and No. 4 in in the Top Drawer soccer poll. Davidson is No. 20 in the Soccer America poll.

Virginia-Davidson Series
Virginia is 8-2 all-time versus Davidson. The programs last met during the 2006 season opener, a 2-0 win for the Cavaliers at Klöckner Stadium. UVa has won the last eight meetings. Both of the Davidson victories came during the 1941 season, UVa’s first season of men’s soccer.

Cavaliers with Flair for the Dramatic
Virginia has played its share of close games this year – all of them, in fact. All six UVa matches have been determined by one goal or fewer. Each game also has been tied at the half.

No Brotherly Love
The Virginia-Davidson match features a family clash as UVa’s Matt Brown squares off against his twin brother, Drew, from Davidson. The brothers each play defender. The seniors hail from Charlotte and attended South Mecklenburg High School.

Busy Stretch Underway for Hoos
Virginia is in the midst of its busiest portion of the 2014 schedule. Beginning with the Sunday game against Notre Dame, UVa will play seven matches in 21 days. After its October 11 home match against Duke, UVa gets a six-day break prior an ACC match at Clemson; the Cavaliers have just one midweek match after that point.

Defense at Heart of Solid Start
Virginia’s defense has been critical to the Cavaliers’ 4-1-1 start. UVa has conceded just three goals in six matches while recording a trio of clean sheets. That marks the fewest goals allowed by UVa in the first six games of a season since 2009. The Cavaliers have yet to surrender a first-half goal this season.

UVa shifted to a 3-5-2 formation this year (three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards), and the athletic back line of Sheldon Sullivan, Wesley Suggs and Kyler Sullivan has been outstanding.

Noting Davidson
Davidson is off to a 3-0-2 start after rallying to top Liberty, 2-1, Saturday in Lynchburg, Va., in the Wildcats’ first road match of 2014. Alan Reiter, Valeriy Sviderskiy and Maxi Pragnell each have scored a pair of goals this year. The Wildcats have thrived in the second half of their matches, outscoring their foes 8-2 after intermission. Davidson is in its first season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Up Next
Virginia travels to No. 18 Syracuse Saturday for a 7 p.m. ACC match with the Orange before returning home next Tuesday (Sept. 30) for a 7 p.m. game against James Madison.

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