UVA Earns 2-0 Exhibition Win Over Georgetown
Aug. 20, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia men’s soccer team defeated Georgetown, 2-0, Saturday night in exhibition action at KlÃƒÂ¶ckner Stadium. The contest was a matchup of preseason top-20 teams — Georgetown is No. 10 in the preseason NSCAA rankings, while UVA is No. 17.
Georgetown out-shot Virginia, 15-12, with a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. UVA took nine corner kicks, while Georgetown earned seven corners.
The teams played a scoreless first half, although Georgetown jumped out fast and hit the crossbar in the opening minute of the game. UVA broke the stalemate in the 55th minute after Georgetown committed a foul in the box. Foss took the penalty kick but was denied by JT Marcinkowski, but Foss collected the rebound and tapped it home for the goal.
UVA added a goal in the 69th minute as Sheldon Sullivan (R-Jr., Stafford, Va.) slid a pass near the goal line and under the diving goalkeeper to connect with Opoku, who easily scored.
Virginia kicks off its regular-season schedule on Friday, Aug. 26, at home with a top-25 matchup 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 Cavaliers 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).