CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (2-0-0) will play Maryland (3-0-0) in a neutral site contest at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Monday, September 6 at 6 p.m.
Game Coverage: A live stream will of the contest will be available on YouTube. A link for live stats and the live stream will be listed on VirginiaSports.com and fans can follow in-game updates on the program’s official twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer).
Ticket Information: General admission tickets will be available to the public for $20. All tickets can be purchased HERE.
BATTLE FOR THE DMV
- It is the third annual meeting in the ‘Battle for the DMV’ between the two teams.
- Virginia and Maryland first met at Audi Field in 2018, with the match finishing in a double overtime tie.
- In the 2019 meeting, Virginia took the win 2-0 on September 2.
- The 2020 meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Virginia is coming off a 2-0 win over High Point on Thursday (September 2) at home.
- Both of UVA’s goals came on penalty kicks, with junior Andreas Ueland scoring both goals.
- Three different players have scored goals for Virginia in its first two contests.
- Sophomore Leo Afonso and freshman Ank Nibogora each have a goal, to go along with Ueland’s team-high two goals.
- Goalkeeper Holden Brown has four saves through two games.
- The Cavaliers are leading opponents 28-7 in shots and 12-4 in corner kicks.
- Ueland, Brown and Oliver Gerbig have played in all 180 minutes so far this season.
- Maryland has won its first three contests, most recently defeating George Mason, 2-0, on Friday (September 3).
- All seven Terrapin goals have been scored by different players.
- Jacen Russell-Rowe leads Maryland with four points (1 goal, 2 assists).
- Goalkeeper Jamie Lowell has not allowed a goal in 180 minutes of action, recording two shutouts.
- Virginia and Maryland will meet for the 82nd time in a series history that dates back to 1941, the first year of soccer at Virginia.
- The Terps lead the overall series 41-30-10. Virginia broke a streak of six matches without a win (0-4-2) against Maryland with a 2-0 victory in the 2019 meeting.
- In his 26th season, Head Coach George Gelnovatchis 12-15-6 against Maryland.
- Before exiting the ACC for the Big Ten, Maryland and Virginia played three times in 2013, including in the College Cup Semifinals in Chester, Pa. The Terps edged Virginia 2-1, scoring the first two goals and held off a late Virginia charge.
- Prior to the Audi Field series, the two teams last met on Nov. 22, 2015, a 1-0 Maryland win in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament
Virginia returns home to host Syracuse on Friday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ACCNX.