CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s soccer (3-5-1, 0-3-0 ACC) returns to ACC play on Friday, October 1 at Notre Dame (4-4-1, 1-1-1 ACC) at Alumni Stadium. The match is set to kick at 6 p.m. on ACC Network.
Game Coverage: Links for the live stream for ACC Network subscribers 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.
- Virginia is coming off a 3-1 win over VCU on Tuesday night.
- UVA scored all three of its goals in the second half after trailing 1-0 at halftime.
- All three of Virginia’s goals were scored by freshmen, with Kome Ubogu scoring two and Michael Tsicoulias scoring his second of the season.
- Of UVA’s 30 points this season, 19 have been scored by freshmen.
- Ubogu had a career night on Tuesday when he scored his first collegiate goal, recorded his first collegiate brace and added an assist.
- Ubogu entered the match against VCU in the 65th minute and just four minutes later scored the first goal for the Cavaliers on a header off a cross from sophomore Chris Scheipe to tie the game 1-1.
- Two minutes later Ubogu had his second career goal when freshman Ank Nibogora played the ball forward and Ubogu tapped the ball just past the diving VCU keeper to give UVA the lead.
- Ubogu assisted Tsicoulias’ goal in the 81st minute.
- UVA and Notre Dame are meeting for the 19th time in series history.
- The first meeting between the two teams was on Sept. 1, 1985, when UVA won 3-0 at home.
- Virginia has a 9-5-4 advantage in the series, while The Irish lead 3-5-1 in games played at Notre Dame.
- The teams split the two meetings in 2020-21. Notre Dame won at home, 1-2 in double overtime and Virginia won 1-0 in overtime in Charlottesville.
- Four of the last five meetings have gone to overtime.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME
- Notre Dame most recently defeated Trine University, 13-0, on Tuesday (Sept. 28).
- The Irish leads the ACC in scoring offense (2.89) and total goals (26) and rank second in assists per game (2.78) and points per game (8.56).
- Notre Dame has outscored its opponents 26-12 and is averaging 14.2 shots per game.
- Eno Nto paces Notre Dame with five goals on eight shots to rank fourth in the ACC.
- Jack Lynn has a team-high 11 points on four goals and three assists.
Virginia host UNC Wilmington on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.