Cavaliers Down Longwood in Friendly, 3-0
Aug. 13, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia men’s soccer team defeated Longwood, 3-0, Saturday evening in exhibition action at KlÃƒÂ¶ckner Stadium. Paddy Foss (Sr., South Riding, Va.), Simeon Okoro (So., Weston, Conn.) and Jerren Nixon Jr. (Atlanta, Ga.) each scored for the Cavaliers.
The contest marked the first of three home friendlies for the Cavaliers in an eight-day span in preparation for the regular season. Ranked 17th nationally in the preseason NSCAA poll, UVA also entertains Liberty on Tuesday (Aug. 17) and No. 10 Georgetown on Saturday, Aug. 20. Admission is free for each of the three exhibition games.
The Cavaliers held a decisive edge in shots (18-9), shots on goal (13-1) and corner kicks (9-4). The teams played 120 total minutes to give more players the opportunity to see time on the field.
Virginia scored in the 12th minute when Victor Falck (Fr., Virginia Beach, Va.) sent a short pass across the box to find Foss, who ripped a low shot from 12 yards out which went through the legs of Canas for the score.
The Cavaliers added a goal in the 99th minute when Raheem Taylor-Parkes (Fr., Tampa, Fla.) found an opening down the right flank and sent a beautiful cross deep into the six-yard box to Okoro, who easily tapped the ball home for the score.
Jarren Nixon Jr. scored five minutes later, taking a Longwood turnover in its own third of the field and streaking straight toward the goal, where he slipped a shot past the keeper.
Virginia kicks off its regular-season schedule on Friday, Aug. 26, at home against No. 21 Coastal Carolina.
Regular-Season Ticket Information
A limited number of reserved season tickets remain available and are $45 apiece. General admission season tickets are available for adults ($20), Youth/Senior ($15) and UVA Faculty/Staff ($15).
Single-game tickets are $9 for reserved seats if available, $7 for adults and $5 for youth, seniors and faculty/staff. Group ticket orders of 20 or more tickets are $4 per ticket.
All fans can order season tickets online, in person or by telephone. To purchase tickets online, visit VirginiaSports.com/Tickets. In-person purchases 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 Virginia men boast an outstanding 11-match home schedule, highlighted by visits from five 2015 NCAA qualifiers — Coastal Carolina, national runner-up Clemson (Sept. 17), Hofstra (Oct. 4), Radford (Oct. 11) and Notre Dame (Oct. 14).