CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 6 Virginia (12-1-1, 4-1-1 ACC) will play its final road game of the season when it squares off against Virginia Tech (7-3-2, 1-3-2 ACC) on Friday night (Oct. 25) at 7 p.m. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will air live on ACCNX.
Game Coverage: ACCNX is available to authenticated subscribers of ACC Network via the ESPN App. 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.
Commonwealth Clash: Friday’s match is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. It is also a potential point in the Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech and presented by Virginia529. This is the third Commonwealth Clash event of the new athletic season and Virginia leads Virginia Tech 1.5 to 0. Learn more about Virginia529 and the competition at TheCommonwealthClash.com.
• Friday’s match will be the last of four true regular season road games of the 2019 season for Virginia.
• Virginia is unbeaten in its last six regular season road games and are 2-0-1 this season.
• Against the Hokies, Virginia is unbeaten in 14-straight meetings and hold 40-4-5 advantage in the all-time series.
• The Cavaliers are one of 14 teams nationally with less than two losses this season.
• The Virginia defense leads the country in goals against average (0.28), save percentage (.895) and shutouts (11).
• The Cavaliers are seeking their fifth ACC win of the season. Virginia has won five or more ACC games four times (2000, 2001, 2005, 2006) under George Gelnovatch.
• Virginia can clinch the Coastal Division Regular Season Championship with a win against Virginia Tech and a Pitt loss to Notre Dame on Friday. A draw against Virginia Tech coupled with a Pitt loss to Duke and a UNC tie or/loss against Louisville will also clinch the division title.
• Virginia currently is tied for second in the league with Clemson in points with 13 (four wins, one draw).
• Since the current two-division format started in 2014, Virginia has not finished higher than second (2016) in the Coastal Division standings.
• The Coastal Division and the Atlantic Division Champions are locked into the top two seeds in the ACC Tournament. The top four seeds receive a first-round bye.
• Virginia’s last regular season ACC championship came in 2001. George Gelnovatch has won two regular season titles (1996, 2001) and four ACC Tournament Championships (1997, 2003, 2004, 2009) in his 24-year tenure.
Last Time Against the Hokies
• In the 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Clash, each team scored in the first 91 seconds and were kept off the scoreboard for the next 108 minutes in what would end as a 1-1 draw. The match also endured a 30-minute weather delay.
• A long throw led to a Kristo Strickler goal just 52 seconds into the game for Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers answered 39 seconds later with the first career goal by Nathaniel Crofts.
• The tie was the fifth in 49 all-time matches against Virginia Tech.
• Virginia went a perfect 8-0 in non-conference action this season and in those eight games did not surrender a goal for the first time in school history. Virginia outscored its non-conference opponents, 14-0.
• Sophomore Daryl Dike took over team lead in goals by scoring twice, including the game-winner. Dike registered his second multi-goal game of his career.
• Irakoze Donasiyano had three points (1g, 1a) of his own, scoring the game’s second goal in the 57th minute. He later assisted on Dike’s second goal of the night.
• Virginia is unbeaten in its last 15 regular season non-conference matches 14-0-1.
HOW THEY SCORE IT
• A total of 11 different goal scorers are responsible for the 20 Virginia goals scored this season.
• Sophomore Daryl Dike leads the team in points (5g, 6a) with 16. Not included in his stats are the fouls he drew to setup the game-winning goals against George Washington and Notre Dame.
• Dike’s six assists are tied for fifth and three game-winning goals are tied for third in the ACC.
• Joe Bell has eight points (2g, 4 A) in league play this season, tied for the sixth most of any ACC player. The Cavaliers are 11-2-1 in his three seasons when he registers a point.
• Goalkeeper Colin Shutler was credited with his 19th career shutout on Tuesday against Saint Louis moving him into a tie for sixth place on the program’s career shutout list.
• Shutler has 19 shutouts in 28 career starts for the Cavaliers.
• The redshirt junior is also the NCAA’s active leader with a career goals against average (0.52) which is the fourth lowest in UVA history.
All-Time Career Shutouts at UVA
3. Diego Restrepo 24
4. Jeff Caldwell (2014-17) 23
Bob Willen (1984-87) 23
6. David Comfort (1999-02) 19
Colin Shutler (2017-19) 19
Career Goals Against Average at UVA
1. Tony Meola (1988-89) 0.34 *NCAA Record
2. Bob Willen (1984-87) 0.40
3. Diego Restrepo (2009-10) 0.51
4. Colin Shutler (2007-19 0.52
5. Keith Lenert (1982-85) 0.72