No. 14 Virginia Plays Host to Duke Saturday Night
Oct. 10, 2014
|Duke at No. 14 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Sat., Oct. 11, 2014 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium|
|Multimedia||Cavaliers Live ($) ||
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia men’s soccer team entertains Duke at 7 p.m. Saturday in an ACC match at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. The Cavaliers have won three straight matches and are tied with Notre Dame atop the ACC Coastal Division standings heading into weekend play.
A video broadcast will be available online on VirginiaSports.com through a Cavaliers Live subscription. A link to live stats (GameTracker) is available on VirginiaSports.com. The video broadcast and live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
Virginia: 7-3-1 (ACC: 2-1-1/7 points)
Duke: 5-4-1 (ACC: 2-2-0/6 points)
In the Polls
Virginia is No. 14 in the latest NSCAA and Soccer America rankings and No. 8 in the Top Drawer Soccer poll. Duke is not ranked.
The Duke contest is Scarf Night: the first 3,000 fans will receive a free Virginia Soccer scarf. There is a $12 family package available, which includes a general admission ticket and an $8 concession voucher (minimum of two required).
The game also is part of the Student Socctoberfest Challenge – UVa students who attend all men’s and women’s soccer matches in October will be eligible to receive a ‘Hoo Crew soccer penny and Sabre Points.
Virginia holds a 39-36-9 advantage in its series with Duke. The teams played to a scoreless draw in 2013 in Durham. Nine of the last 10 meetings have been determined by a goal or fewer.
Busy Stretch Concludes for Hoos
Virginia is wrapping up its busiest portion of the 2014 schedule. Virginia is playing its seventh match in 21 days tonight; the stretch began Sept. 21. On the flip side, Duke has not played since last Friday. Following the game tonight, UVa does not play until next Friday at Clemson and has just four regular-season matches remaining.
Virginia Moves to No. 12 in RPI
UVa climbed to No. 12 in the NCAA’s latest RPI figures. Three Cavalier opponents rank in the top 11 – Syracuse (2), Notre Dame (3) and Davidson (11). Six of Virginia’s 11 foes to date are among the top 50. Duke is No. 59 in the RPI.
Holding Serve at Home
Virginia has thrived on its home pitch at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium and is 22-6-4 at home since 2012. UVa is 4-1-1 this year at home and owns a 51-17-6 home record since 2009 when the Cavaliers captured the program’s sixth national championship.
Duke is 5-4-1 this season, including a 2-2 ACC mark following a 4-1 loss at Wake Forest last Friday (Oct. 3). Cameron Moseley owns a team-high five goals this year, while Nick Palodichuk has scored three times. Sean Davis owns a team-best five assists. The Blue Devils have allowed a league-high 19 goals this season.
UVa heads to Clemson next Friday (Oct. 17) for a 6 p.m. match that will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks.