CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Second-seeded Virginia (14-1-1) will host tenth-seeded Syracuse (7-5-5) in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Klöckner Stadium. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will air live on ACC Network.
Game Coverage: ACC network is available through participating TV providers. For more information on how to get ACC, visit GetACCN.com. Links for the live stream and in-game live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com. Note, only subscribers of ACC Network will be able to stream the match through the ESPN app. Fans can also follow the Virginia men’s soccer official twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer) for in-game updates.
Ticket Information: Fans can order tickets for the quarterfinal match online at UVATix.com or by phone through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). The ticket office will take phone orders and handle in-person purchases during its normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Klöckner Stadium gate beginning one hour prior to the start of play.
Advanced sales and online purchases are $8 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission. At the game day window, reserved tickets are $10 and general admission will be $8. Students of a participating school will be admitted free of charge with the presentation of a valid student ID.
Parking: Free parking will be available in the JPJ South lots and cars will have a vacate time of 4 p.m. to accommodate the men’s basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena at 6 p.m.
• Virginia and Syracuse will meet for the first time in ACC Tournament and just the fifth time ever.
• The Cavaliers come into Sunday with the lowest goals against average (0.31), highest save percentage (.898) and the most shutouts (12) in the country.
• The Cavaliers own a 10-1 record at home this season, the most home wins of any team in the NCAA.
• Virginia’s 14 wins are tied for the second most in collegiate soccer, second only to Missouri State’s 15 victories.
• Virginia is one of 10 programs nationally with one or no losses this season and Virginia’s .906 winning percentage is tied for the fourth highest in the NCAA.
• The Cavaliers have conceded just five goals this season, the fewest of any team in DI soccer.
Virginia in the ACC Tournament
• The Cavaliers own the most wins (42), goals (112), finals appearances (19) and tournament titles (10) in 32 years of the ACC Tournament.
• Under George Gelnovatch, Virginia has won four ACC Tournament Championships (1997, 2003, 2004, 2009) in his 24-year tenure.
• The Cavaliers have made it to the ACC Championship game 19 times with the last appearance coming in 2017, a 0-0 draw and PK shootout loss to Wake Forest.
• The Cavaliers earned a first-round bye in this year’s tournament by winning the Coastal Division Championship for the first time in the current two-division format (2014-present).
• The No. 2 seed in the tournament is Virginia’s highest since 2005.
• The Cavaliers have earned a first-round bye once (2015) in the last six seasons.
• Virginia is 42-19-12 in ACC Tournament games. Only seven tournament games have been played at Klöckner Stadium (two in 2017) in which the Cavaliers own 6-2 mark.
Regular Season to Remember
• Virginia won six ACC games for the fifth time in program history (1984, 1986, 2001, 2005 & 2019) and third under head coach George Gelnovatch.
• Gelnovatch was a player on the 1984 and 1986 teams that won six ACC games and later as head coach led the Cavaliers to six league victories in 2001, 2005 and 2019.
• Virginia won its first Coastal Division Championship under the current two-division format (2014-present). The regular season crown is the first since 2001 and the third under Gelnovatch (1996, 2001, 2019).
• Virginia won 14 regular season games for the first time since winning 15 matches in 2006.
• The Cavaliers won all eight of its non-conference matches and did not concede a goal in their non-conference slate for the first time in school history. The non-conference schedule included a 2-0 win over then-No. 1 and defending National Champion Maryland at Audi Field on Sept. 2.
• Virginia allowed only five goals in 16 regular season games, matching a school record set in 1969 (10 games) and 1988 (18 games).
• Virginia spent three weeks as the nation’s No. 1 team in the United Coaches Top 25 poll. The Cavaliers were ranked No. 12 in the preseason, jumped five spots in week one and have not been outside the top seven since.
• Virginia has produced a shutout in 12 of its 16 matches this season, the most in the country. Only six teams have reached double digit shutouts this season – Virginia, Georgetown (11), Washington (11), Navy (10), New Hamphire (10) and Saint Mary’s (10).
• Under George Gelnovatch, the Cavaliers have reached 10+ shutouts, eight times including the National Championship seasons of 2009 and 2014.
• The 12 clean sheets in the regular season are the most in Gelnovatch’s tenure and tied for fourth most in UVA history.
HOW THEY SCORE IT
• A total of 12 different goal scorers are responsible for the 27 Virginia goals scored this season.
• Sophomore Daryl Dike leads the team in points (7g, 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 the eighth most in the ACC.
• Nathaniel Crofts and Dike co-lead the team with three game-winning goals, tied for the fifth most in the league. Each of two game-winners in ACC action.
• Joe Bell has eight points (2g, 4 A) in league play this season, tied for the eighth most of any ACC player. The Cavaliers are 11-2-1 in his three seasons when he registers a point.