CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team (1-1-0) is set to host James Madison (1-1-0) in the second half of a doubleheader with the Virginia women’s soccer team, who will also take on JMU, at Klöckner Stadium on Thursday (Sept. 1). Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Thursday’s match against JMU will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com for customers who have the ACC Network as a part of their television subscription. Live stats are also available and links to both the live stats and broadcast are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer).
Fans can purchase single-game tickets in advance online at UVATix.com. Reserved seats purchased in advance are $12, and general admission tickets are $8. UVA athletics strongly encourages fans to avoid lines on game day and purchase their tickets online in advance. Single-game tickets will be $15 at the gate on game day for reserved seats if available and $10 for general admission seats. Group packages for parties of 20 or more are $6 and are available for purchase over the phone in advance only.
A ticket to either game will get fans into the doubleheader, but there is no re-entry allowed without a second ticket.
- The Cavaliers come into the match with a record of 1-1-0
- Virginia recorded its first victory of the season last time out as the Cavaliers downed Rider at home by a score of 4-0
- Daniel Mangarov got off the mark in his Virginia debut recording a goal and an assist against the Broncs. The junior transfer leads the Cavaliers in points this season
- Axel Ahlander will line up for the Cavaliers against his former team for the first time since transferring from JMU following the 2021 season
- Virginia is 278-82-66 against in-state opponents
- Virginia has outshot its opponents by a margin of 27-8 in its first two contests
THE SERIES WITH JAMES MADISON
- The Cavaliers hold an all-time record of 20-5-2 against the Dukes
- Under George Gelnovatch the Cavaliers are 6-1-1 against JMU
- JMU won four of the first six meetings between the two schools
- A 4-0 win for the Cavaliers in the 1981 season kick-started a 15-game win streak and a 20-game unbeaten streak over their in-state rivals
- The Virginia unbeaten streak over JMU was snapped last season when the Dukes prevailed after 108 minutes of scoreless action with a golden goal in the second overtime period.
- UVA has never lost to JMU at Klöckner stadium holding a 7-0-1 home record over the Dukes since the facility opened its doors in 1992
- The Cavaliers are unbeaten in their last 12 home matches against James Madison
- The last time James Madison earned a win on Virginia’s home turf was in 1980
- Virginia has outscored the Dukes by a margin of 51-18 all-time
NOTING JAMES MADISON
- The Dukes have split the first pair of games of their 2022 campaign. JMU posted a 3-1 win over Binghamton in its season-opening match but fell to NJIT by a score of 1-0
- In 2021, James Madison posted a record of 11-5-1
- Paul Zazeni enters his fifth season coaching the Dukes and has compiled a record of 49-19-10 during his time at the helm