CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 Virginia (8-0) will be home to host George Washington (2-6-1) on Tuesday night (Oct. 1) at Klöckner Stadium. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will air live on ACCNX.
Game Coverage: ACCNX streams via the ESPN App and is available to authenticated subscribers of ACC Network. Links for the live stream and in-game live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also follow the Virginia men’s soccer official twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer) for in-game updates.
For all regular season home games, reserved single-game tickets can be purchased for $8 online and in advance, and $10 at the box office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 online and in advance, and $8 at the box office on game day.
• Virginia and George Washington will square off for the first time since 2009, a 2-1 overtime victory for the Cavaliers.
• Virginia comes into the contest unbeaten in its last 12 regular season non-conference matches 11-0-1.
• The Cavaliers are one of four teams (Missouri St., Navy, SMU) in the country unbeaten and untied through Sunday (Sept. 29).
• Virginia comes into Tuesday’s match as the country’s leader in goals against average (0.12), save percentage (.950) and shutouts (7).
• The Cavaliers have not allowed a goal in the last 447 minutes and have pitched a shutout in four-straight matches.
HISTORIC DEFENSIVE START
• Virginia has allowed only one goal through its first eight games, the fewest in the 76-year history of the program. Last season the Cavaliers went seven games before conceding the season’s second goal, which had happened only one other time (1985).
PLAYER OF THE WEEK X2
• For the second time this season and the fourth time in his career, Colin Shutler was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
• Shutler was credited with clean sheets against Western Michigan and Notre Dame. Against the Irish he made a save in each half, including a close range shot in the 67th minute to keep the game scoreless. Junior Joe Bell scored the game-winning goal just over two minutes later.
• Goalkeeper Colin Shutler was credited with his 15th career shutout on Saturday, tying him with Brock Yesto for eighth in program history. Shutler has 15 shutouts in 24 career starts for the Cavaliers.
All-Time Career Shutouts at UVA
4. Jeff Caldwell (2014-17) 23
Bob Willen (1984-87) 23
6. David Comfort (1999-02) 19
7. Tony Meola (1988-89) 17
8. Brock Yetso (1995-98) 15
Colin Shutler (2017-19) 15
Virginia has won its first eight games of the season nine times in its 76-year history. The 8-0 start for the Cavaliers is the first since 2006 and only second in 24 seasons with George Gelnovatch at the helm.
UVA Consecutive Wins to Start the Season
14 games – 1992, 1987
12 games – 1985
11 games – 1993, 1989
8 games – 1982, 1969, 2006, 2019
ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON
• The Colonials come into Tuesday’s match seeking their first win since Sept. 14.
• George Washington has dropped four-straight matches including one in overtime and three-straight by one goal.
• This past Saturday (Sept. 28) the Colonials fell behind 2-0 to George Mason before ending a 306-minute scoreless streak with a penalty kick goal by Max Holdsworth in the 66th minute.
• George Washington was picked to finish 11th in the A-10 Preseason Coaches Poll.
• Oscar Haynes Brown was one of the A-10’s most explosive offensive threats as a sophomore last fall, tallying 11 goals in 12 games to earn a spot on the All-Conference First Team.