CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (4-4-1) will play its first ACC match of the spring when it hosts Notre Dame (6-4) at Klöckner Stadium on Sunday (March 7). The game will be broadcast live on ACCNX and is set for a 1 p.m. start.
Game Coverage: ACCNX streams via the ESPN App and is available to authenticated subscribers of ACC Network. Direct 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.
- Sunday will be the first of six ACC games this spring, the Cavaliers will play each Coastal Division team and one inter-divisional match against Louisville over the next month.
- Notre Dame and Virginia will meet for the second time in the 2020-21 season. The Irish won 2-1 in double overtime in South Bend on Oct. 24, 2020.
- The Cavaliers are one win shy of their 200th ACC win and would be the first ACC school to reach the 200-win plateau.
AGAINST NOTRE DAME
- The Cavaliers own an 8-5-4 record all-time against the Irish and a 6-5-4 mark under head coach George Gelnovatch.
- Virginia has played at Notre Dame every year since 2013 and met twice in the same season six of the eight seasons the Irish have been in the ACC.
- Notre Dame will visit Klöckner Stadium for the first time since 2018 and is winless in six all-time matches (0-4-2) in Charlottesville.
- Notre Dame was the beneficiary of an own goal in a 2-1 double overtime win on Oct. 24, 2020. The Cavaliers led 1-0 at the half until a Jack Lynn equalizer in the 54th minute.
- The Cavaliers spring slate opened with a bang, three first half goals in a 3-0 victory against George Mason.
- Axel Gunnarsson started the scoring spree with his team-leading, third goal of the 2020-21 season and fifth of his career. He’s scored in consecutive games dating back to his equalizer in in the 85thminute of the ACC semifinal match against Clemson on Nov. 18, 2020.
- Kevin Ogudugu who assisted on the opening goal, put UVA up 2-0 just under three minutes later. The three points (1g, 1a) were the first of his Virginia career.
- Nick Berghold put the game out of reach with a header goal in the 34th minute, his second in seven games played this season.
- Nine different Cavaliers have scored a goal for Virginia in 2020-21 and a total of 14 have registered a point. A tribute to the youth on the Cavalier squad, eight of the 14 have registered their first collegiate point this season.
- Virginia scored its two quickest goals of the season against George Mason. Both came just 10:48 into the contest, in eight fall games, the Cavaliers did not score in the first 15 minutes of any match.
- Irakoze Donasiyano played all 90 minutes of Tuesday’s match, his 50th consecutive start as a Cavalier. He has played the last 1,158 minutes of action for Virginia.
- Defender Oliver Gerbig had an assist on Tuesday against George Mason, his first collegiate point. He has played every minute of every match since transferring this fall from Coastal Carolina.
- Jeremy Verley served the ball to the back post on a corner kick for the third UVA goal against George Mason, the point was the first of his career. He logged 71 minutes on Tuesday and made his third career start.
- Goalkeeper Alex Rando was credited with his second career shutout after making three saves on Tuesday. The Cavaliers are 2-2 in his starts in goal.