CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After a pair of ACC matchups on the road, the Virginia men’s soccer team (7-3, 3-1 ACC) returns home to take on No. 13 Denver (6-2-2, 2-0 SUMMIT) Tuesday night (Oct. 4) at Klöckner Stadium Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Tuesday night’s match against No. 13 Denver 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 Tuesday 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 on a three-game win streak, the team’s longest since the 2019 College Cup run
- Leo Afonso and Kome Ubogu lead the Cavaliers with 5 goals each – They trail only Stefan Sigudarson (Boston College) and Roald Mitchell (Wake Forest) with six goals
- Virginia is the only team in the ACC to have two players with five goals on the season
- The Cavaliers rank second as a team in total goals (24) and goals scored in ACC play (9) trailing Wake Forest in both categories
- Virginia sits in second place in the ACC Coastal Division trailing Duke by just one point
- The Cavaliers will face off with the Blue Devils on Friday (Oct. 7)
A STATEMENT ROAD TRIP
- The Cavaliers return to Klöckner Stadium after two games on the road against ACC opponents ranked in the nation’s top 10.
- The trip began with a visit to No. 3 Syracuse where the Cavaliers took down the Orange with a 1-0 win
- Virginia then traveled to Pittsburgh to take on No. 10 Pitt where the team earned a 3-1 victory over the Panthers and snapped a five-game winless streak against Pitt
- Phil Horton turned in a heroic performance with a career-high five points and was involved in each of the Cavaliers’ three goals
- Reese Miller tallied his first collegiate goal which stood as the game-winner against Pitt
- The Cavaliers improved to 3-1 in the ACC after the road trip
DEADLY STRIKE PARTNERS
- Virginia’s trio of strikers, Leo Afonso, Phil Horton and Kome Ubogu have proven to be a force at the top for UVA
- On the road against No. 3 Syracuse and No. 10 Pitt, Virginia’s starting strikers Phil Horton and Leo Afonso combined for eight points over the course of two Virginia wins
- Afonso leads the team with 12 points followed by 10 from Ubogu and Horton to combine for a total of 22 from the trio
- The Pioneers are off to a 6-2-2 start overall with a 2-0 conference mark
- Sam Bassett leads the Pioneers in scoring this season with 10 points. He has four goals to his name as well as two assists this season
- Goalkeeper Isaac Nehme has posted a save percentage of .708 while keeping five clean sheets
ON THE HORIZON
A matchup with No. 4 Duke looms for the Cavaliers. The teams will square off at Klöckner Stadium on Friday (Oct. 7) at 7 p.m. A win for either side puts their team in sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal Division