Virginia Downs Liberty in Friendly, 4-2
Aug. 16, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia men’s soccer team defeated Liberty, 4-2, in exhibition play Tuesday night at KlÃƒÂ¶ckner Stadium. It was the second of three home friendlies for the Cavaliers in the preseason.
Ranked 17th nationally in the preseason NSCAA poll, UVA completes the preseason at 7 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 20) at home against No. 10 Georgetown. Admission is free.
Virginia out-shot Liberty 22-5 and put eight shots on goal to two for Liberty. Sergi Nus (So., Barcelona, Spain) scored a pair of first-half goals for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers jumped out to an early lead in the eighth minute, as Daniel Barir (So., Copenhagen, Denmark) slotted a short pass just outside the top of the box to Nus, who lofted it over the keeper and just inside the right post for the goal.
UVA tacked onto its lead in the 44th minute when Paddy Foss (Sr., South Riding, Va.) sent a cross deep into the center of the box from the right flank, with Nus heading the ball in from just outside the six-yard box.
Liberty scored early in the second half following a UVA defensive blunder deep in its half of the field, but the Cavaliers responded seven minutes later when the Liberty keeper booted a ball that caromed off a charging Wesley Wade (So., South Orange, N.J.) at the top of the box and bounced back across the goal line.
UVA pushed its lead to 4-1 on a score by Leon Maric (Fr., Gilbertsville, Pa.) following a beautiful cross from Raheem Taylor-Parkes (Fr., Tampa, Fla.). Liberty scored the final goal on a penalty kick.
Virginia kicks off its regular-season schedule on Friday, Aug. 26, at home against No. 21 Coastal Carolina.
Regular-Season Ticket Information
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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).