No. 19 Virginia Heads to No. 20 George Mason Tuesday Night
Oct. 6, 2014
|No. 19 Virginia at No. 20 George Mason|
|Date/Time||Tue., Oct. 8, 2014 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Fairfax, Va. | George Mason Stadium|
|Multimedia||NSCAATV.com | Live Statistics|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 19th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team visits No. 20 George Mason at 7 p.m. Tuesday at George Mason Stadium. It marks the Cavaliers’ first visit to Fairfax since the 2008 season.
The NSCAA will provide a live video broadcast at NSCAATV.com. A link to live stats is available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia: 6-3-1 (2-1-1 ACC)
George Mason: 7-1-2 (0-1-0 CAA)
In the Polls
In the latest polls, Virginia is No. 19 in the latest NSCAA poll, No. 20 in the Soccer America rankings and No. 11 in the Top Drawer Soccer poll. George Mason is No. 20 in the NSCAA poll and No. 18 in the Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer rankings. The new polls come out Tuesday.
Virginia-George Mason Series
Virginia is 17-8-3 all-time against George Mason and owns four straight wins against the Patriots. UVa last visited Fairfax in 2008, rallying from a two-goal deficit to score a double-overtime win on Brian Ownby’s golden goal with 43 seconds left.
Last Five UVa-George Mason Matches
Sept. 17, 2013 – @Virginia 3, No. 23 George Mason 0
Sept. 5, 2008 – Virginia 3, @George Mason 2 (2OT)
Sept. 2, 2006 – @No. 3 Virginia 2, George Mason 0
Nov. 7, 1997 – @No. 8 Virginia 3, George Mason 1
Nov. 9, 1996 – @George Mason 3, No. 1 Virginia 0
Homecoming for Cavaliers from DMV
Eleven Cavaliers hail from the DMV area around the nation’s capital; seven are projected starters.
The full list: Calle Brown (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County), Nicko Corriveau (Potomac, Md./Gonzaga), Julian Cummings (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford), Patrick Foss (South Riding, Va.), Steven Gandy (Fairfax, Va./Patriot), Jake Rozhansky (Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair), Marcus Salandy-Defour (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Prep), Wesley Suggs (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic), Kyler and Sheldon Sullivan (Stafford, Va./North Stafford), Ryan Zinkhan (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend).
Busy Stretch Coming to a Close for Hoos
Virginia is in the midst of the busiest portion of its 2014 schedule. Beginning with the Sept. 21 game against Notre Dame, UVa will play seven matches in 21 days. The George Mason match is the sixth game in that stretch. After the upcoming Saturday 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.
Cavaliers Challenged by Strong Schedule
Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch annually challenges his squad with a tough schedule, and 2014 is a case in point. UVa boasts the nation’s fourth toughest schedule this season (by win pct.).
Virginia’s opponents own a combined 59-33-15 record (.621 win pct.); nine of the 11 UVa foes currently have records at or above .500. George Mason represents the fifth ranked team UVa has played this season (at time of respective matches).
Noting George Mason
George Mason had its season-opening nine-match unbeaten streak snapped Saturday with a 3-0 loss at VCU. The Patriots have outscored their opponents 18-5 this season, with Timi Mulgrew scoring a team-best eight goals.
UVa returns home at 7 p.m. Saturday to play Duke. The Duke contest is Scarf Night: the first 3,000 fans will receive a free Virginia Soccer scarf.