CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team (1-0-0) returns to the pitch on Thursday, September 2 to host High Point (1-1-0). The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Klöckner Stadium and will be broadcast 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.
Admission: Fans can purchase single-game tickets in advance online at UVATix.com for $5. UVA athletics strongly encourages fans to avoid lines on game day and purchase their tickets online in advance, there are no fees when buying online. Single game tickets will be $10 at the window on game day. Group packages for parties of 20 or more are just $4 per ticket and are available online or over the phone in advance only.
General admission season tickets are also on sale for $25.
- Virginia opened the 2021 season with a 2-1 victory over Western Michigan.
- Leo Afonso scored UVA’s first goal in the contest, continuing his hot streak after scoring four goals on eight shots in the preseason.
- Ank Nibogora scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute to give Virginia the win.
- Paul Wiese has two points after assisting on both of UVA’s first two goals of the season.
- It was the 800th win in program history, the fifth-most wins of any college soccer program.
AGAINST HIGH POINT
- Virginia and High Point are meeting for the seventh time with UVA trailing in the series 2-3-1. The Cavaliers are 2-0 against the Panthers under head coach George Gelnovatch, with both wins coming at home.
- The first four meetings in the series were all in the 1940s. It wasn’t until 2012 the teams met again. UVA won that meeting, 2-1. The Cavaliers also won the most recent meeting, 1-0, on September 7, 2019.
ABOUT HIGH POINT
- High Point is coming off a 1-0 win over Coastal Carolina on Sunday (Aug. 29).
- MD Myers scored the game-winning goal for the Panthers in the win against Coastal Carolina. Ashton Perkins scored High Point’s goal in the season-opening loss at Davidson.
- Goalkeeper Trent Holden has eight saves in the first two games.