CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team (4-2, 1-0 ACC) is set resume ACC competition when the Cavaliers host Notre Dame (1-2-1, 0-1 ACC) Friday night (Sept. 16) at Klöckner Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Friday night’s match against Notre Dame 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).
Tickets are available for Friday night’s game and 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.
- Virginia enters the match with an overall record of 4-2-0 and an ACC mark of 1-0
- The Cavaliers currently lead the ACC in goals scored with 17
- In its last outing against La Salle, Virginia scored five goals in a single game for the first time since the 2013 season
- Against La Salle, Virginia had seven different players with goal involvements
- Axel Ahlander, Aidan O’Connor and Triton Beauvois all recorded the first goals of their UVA careers against La Salle
- Leo Afonso leads the ACC in shots with 30 and ranks second in the NCAA in shots-per-game (5.00)
- Virginia recorded its third clean sheet of the season against La Salle
- The Cavaliers have outshot their opponents by a margin of 102-45 this season
- UVA has scored four or more goals in consecutive games
AGAINST THE IRISH
- Friday’s match will be the 20th time Virginia faces off with Notre Dame
- Of the 19 previous matches between the two, George Gelnovatch has been the UVA head coach for 17 of them
- Gelnovatch holds a 7-6-4 record against Notre Dame
- The Cavaliers have never lost a home game against Notre Dame as they hold a record of 5-0-2 in home matches between the two
- Since the Irish joined the ACC, Virginia holds a 4-3-3 against them in conference play
- In the ACC Tournament Virginia is 1-2-1 against Notre Dame
- The teams have squared off in the NCAA tournament on three occasions Virginia won the first two before the Irish got the better of UVA in 2018
SCOUTING NOTRE DAME
- Notre Dame enters the match with an overall record of 1-2-1 and an 0-1 mark in ACC play
- The team is led by Kyle Genenbacher with three points on the season
- Four Notre Dame players are tied for the team lead in goals with one each
- The Irish fell out of the United Soccer Coaches Poll rankings this week for the first time this season
- Notre Dame was ranked No. 22 a week ago and as high as No. 4 in the preseason
- The Irish were picked to finish third in the ACC’s coastal division in the preseason coaches poll
ON THE HORIZON
The Cavaliers will remain at home to take on American on Tuesday night (Sept. 20). Kickoff at Klöckner Stadium is set for 7 p.m.