No. 24 Virginia to Face No. 25 Wake Forest in Penultimate Weekend of Regular Season Play
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 24 Virginia men’s soccer team (8-4-2, 4-1-1 ACC) is set to take on No. 25 Wake Forest (12-3, 4-2 ACC) as the Cavaliers take the field at Klöckner Stadium for the last time in the 2022 regular season on Saturday (Oct. 22). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Saturday night’s match against No. 25 Wake Forest 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 sits in second place in the ACC Coastal Division trailing Duke by just one point
- The Cavaliers currently hold the No. 3 seed in the ACC with two conference games remaining
- Virginia has clinched a home game in the ACC Tournament
- Four points out of a possible six remaining would clinch a first-round bye for the Cavaliers
- Virginia has drawn its previous two matches at home
- Cavalier striker Leo Afonso ranks fourth in the NCAA in shots per game (3.93) and first in the ACC
- Afonso leads the ACC in shots on goal per game (1.57) and ranks No. 15 nationally
- Afonso ranks third in the ACC and 13th nationally with 3 game-winning goals. Virginia is 5-0 when he scores
AGAINST THE DEMON DEACONS
- Saturday’s match will be the 61st meeting between Wake Forest and Virginia
- The Cavaliers lead the all-time series by a margin of 39-14-8
- Virginia is 11-8-1 at home against the Demon Deacons
- Under head coach George Gelnovatch, Virginia is 23-12-6 against Wake Forest
- The last meeting between the two took place in the first round of the ACC Tournament as Wake Forest
NOTING WAKE FOREST
- Wake Forest enters the match ranked No. 25 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll with a record of 12-3
- Wake Forest is 4-2 in the ACC, trailing Syracuse at the top of the Atlantic Division by just three points
- The Demon Deacons lead the ACC in goals scored this season with 38
- Wake Forest has scored six goals in a single match on two occasions this season including a 6-1 victory over reigning national champions Clemson
ON THE HORIZON
The Cavaliers will stay at home to host No. 10 Wake Forest in their final home game of the season on Saturday (Oct. 22) at Klöckner Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.