Oct. 16, 2017
|No. 10 Virginia vs Radford|
|Date/Time||Oct. 17 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 10 Virginia (9-1-3) will host Radford (7-4-2) on Tuesday night (Oct. 17) in a non-conference match at Klöckner Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Coverage: Live video of the contest will not be available. can be accessed on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get in-game updates on the men’s soccer official twitter feed (@UVAMenSoccer).
- $2 Tuesday – First 250 fans receive a voucher for $2 off the concession item of their choice.
- Post-game autographs – Immediately following the match, the men’s soccer team will sign autographs for approximately ten (10) minutes by the south end of Klöckner Stadium.
- Virginia comes into Tuesday night, unbeaten in its last five games.
- At Klöckner Stadium, the Cavaliers have won 25 of its last 26 matches.
- Virginia is 7-0 in non-conference play this season and unbeaten in its last 15 regular season matches against non-conference opponents. The last non-conference loss at home was on Oct. 13, 2015 against American (1-0).
- In the latest NCAA RPI, Virginia dropped down four spots to No. 10. A total of seven ACC teams are in the top 10 of the NCAA RPI.
- In the TopDrawerSoccer.com national poll, Virginia held steady at No. 5. Both the United Soccer Coaches and Soccer America polls will be unveiled Tuesday (Oct. 17).
- Virginia is one of six, one-loss teams in the country and its .808 win percentage is the ninth highest in the nation. Only Indiana, Maryland and FIU remain unbeaten.
- Virginia is 11-0-1 against Radford in an all-time series that began in 1982.
- In last year’s meeting in Charlottesville, the two teams tied for the first time in 11 previous matches.
- Radford broke a scoreless tie with goal in the 82nd minute before Pablo Aguilar scored the equalizer four minutes later. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, the Cavaliers fourth draw of the 2016 season.
- The two schools met every year from 1982-1988 with Virginia out-scoring Radford, 36-2.
- Virginia played NC State to a 0-0 draw on Friday night (Oct. 13) in Raleigh, N.C.
- The shutout for the Virginia back line was its fourth of the season and second in ACC play.
- The Cavalier offense came into the contest ranked 10th in the country in total goals and was held scoreless for the first time in 2017.
- Virginia out-shot NC State, 10-9 and did not surrender a shot on goal by the Wolfpack in the first 103 minutes of action.
- Virginia engaged in a pair of scoreless draws last season, both in ACC play (Virginia Tech & Pitt).
Protecting the Goal
- Senior Jeff Caldwell needed just one save to record his 21st shutout of his career on Friday night, the fourth most in program history.
- He appeared in his 53rd game as the Cavalier netminder, tied for the fourth most in Virginia history.
- He has played every minute of the last 51 games for the Cavaliers.
- Junior Sergi Nus leads the Cavaliers with 1,248 minutes played. He played all 110 minutes in Friday’s shutout of NC State.
- Nus is one of six Cavaliers who have played and started all 13 games this season. He has played every minute of the last 11 contests.
- All but two Virginia starters on Friday night played all 110 minutes.
- The Highlanders snapped a three-game winless streak on Saturday when they defeated Big South foe, Gardner Webb, 5-3.
- Three of the game’s eight goals were scored in the final 2:05, including two by Gardner-Webb.
- Junior Kieran Roberts scored four of the five goals on Saturday, moving him into the national lead with 15 on the season.
- Classmate Savert Daehlie scored the other goal on Saturday and now has 10 on the year.
- The duo of Roberts and Daehlie are responsible for 25 of Radford’s 30 goals in 2017.
- Radford is under the direction of first-year head coach, Bryheem Hancock, a USF assistant coach for eight seasons. Last year he coached current Cavalier, Prosper Figbe who transferred from USF to Virginia prior to the 2017 season.
Looking Ahead: Virginia will play its final home game of the 2017 regular season. Prior to the contest, Virginia will honor six seniors. At halftime, the Virginia athletic department will honor the 1992 National Championship team.
Updated Bag Policy
Virginia athletics has updated its bag policies to mirror those already in place for Scott Stadium. At Klöckner Stadium, Turf Field and Memorial Gymnasium the following procedures have been put into effect.
All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility entrances.
- Artificial noisemakers^ – see exception below for men’s and women’s soccer games at Klöckner Stadium
- Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
- Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers, or flasks)
- Food and beverages
- Strollers (except umbrella strollers) – prohibited at Scott Stadium only
- Umbrellas – prohibited at Scott Stadium only
^For men’s and women’s soccer matches only, artificial noisemakers are allowed; however air horns, whistles, bullhorns or devices that amplify electric sound, including battery-operated devices, are prohibited.
*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.
The above procedures are designed to provide a safe and positive experience for all fans in attendance at Virginia athletics events.