CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia will kick off the 2020 season on Saturday night, hosting Virginia Tech in a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m. to start an 11-game schedule for the Cavaliers.
Due to health and safety considerations in addition to the current guidelines established for sports venues by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance at UVA home competitions is limited to family of student-athletes and each team’s coaching staff until further notice. There is no public admission to these events and all tailgating in University parking lots is prohibited.
• Friday is the season opener for both teams and the first time the two teams meet in a regular-season, non-conference matchup since the 1996 season. The Cavaliers went 7-0-0 against the Hokies in the first seven meetings between the teams (1984-96) and then didn’t play again until Virginia Tech joined the ACC in 2004. It’s the first of two designated non-conference matches between the teams this season.
• The Cavaliers lead in the all-time series with Virginia Tech 20-4-1 and Virginia won last season’s meeting by a score of 2-0 in a meeting in Charlottesville
• In the 2020 ACC Preseason Coaches Poll, Virginia was picked to finish third with 113 points and a pair of first-place votes. North Carolina, which claimed the 2019 title, was picked to finish first with 129 points and eight first-place votes. Florida State was picked to finish second with 123 points and three first-place votes.
• The Cavaliers are 14-1-0 against Virginia Tech in home matches and are 10-1-0 against the Hokies in matches played at Klöckner Stadium. Virginia is also 8-2-0 against the Hokies in the last 10 meetings with both losses coming away from home.