CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (2-1-0) opens Atlantic Coast Conference action on Friday when it hosts Syracuse (2-2-0). The match is slated 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.

Parking: Parking for this event will be available at Emmet-Ivy Garage due to the Dan & Shay concert at John Paul Jones Arena.

NOTABLES

  • Virginia is coming off a 2-1 loss to No. 11 Maryland in the ‘Battle for the DMV.’
  • Goalkeeper Holden Brown made a career-high nine saves in the contest.
  • Freshman Michael Tsicoulias scored his first collegiate goal against the Terrapins.
  • UVA has had four different players score in its first three matches.
  • The defensive trio of Brown, Andreas Ueland and Oliver Gerbig have played all 270 regular season minutes for the Cavaliers.

NCAA ISSUES RED CARD CORRECTION FOR DANIEL WRIGHT

Virginia will have Daniel Wright available for Friday’s match after a misidentification occurred on the second yellow awarded to him at the end of the first half against Maryland, forcing Virginia to play a man down in the second half.

  • Per the NCAA “It is clear that a player misidentification occurred involving UVA #23, Daniel Wright. Mr. Wright was issued a caution at 14:18. He was issued a second caution at 43:58 accompanied by the mandatory red card. The foul at 43:58 was actually committed by UVA #22 Michael Tsicoulias. The second caution and red card assessed against No. 23 Daniel Wright are rescinded and Mr. Wright is eligible to participate in Virginia’s next game.”

ACC OPENER

  • Virginia is 201-146-53 in games against ACC opponents.
  • Last season the Cavaliers were 4-7-1 in ACC play.

AGAINST SYRACUSE

  • Friday will be the seventh meeting in the series between Virginia and Syracuse that started in 2013.
  • UVA leads the series 4-1-1 and is 2-0-1 in games played in Charlottesville.
  • The Cavaliers have won the last three meetings. UVA won 1-0 at home in 2020.
  • Andreas Ueland scored on a penalty kick to give Virginia the 1-0 victory last season.
  • Leo Afonso made his first career start in the match and the win was the 90th ACC win for head coach George Gelnovatch.

 

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