CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team (10-4-4) will open up its NCAA tournament in the round of 32 when fourth-seeded Virginia hosts Marshall (11-3-3) as the Cavaliers return to NCAA tournament action for the first time since 2019 on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 20). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for reserved seats (if available) and $8 for general admission tickets. Student tickets are available for $5. Parking passes for the JPJ West and South lots are $5 and can be purchased in advance online or at the lots on game day.

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Saturday night’s match will be streamed on ESPN+ which is available as a subscription through and other streaming service providers like Hulu. Live stats will also be available for the game. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer).


  • Virginia enters the NCAA tournament as the No. 4 overall seed and is one of eight ACC teams in the field – the most of any conference
  • As a top-16 seed, Virginia earned a first-round bye and enters the tournament in the second round of play
  • As a top-four seed, the Cavaliers have the opportunity to host all the way until the College Cup in Cary, N.C.
  • Virginia is one of two ACC Schools to earn a top-four seed, and one of four that earned a first-round bye
  • Virginia is unbeaten in its last seven games with a record of 3-0-4
  • Leo Afonso ranks among the nation’s premier chance creators as the striker records an average of 3.72 shots per game, the sixth-highest mark in NCAA Division I
  • Virginia is unbeaten in games when Afonso has scored with a record of 6-0-1
  • Afonso has tallied four game-winning goals this season, the 11th highest total in the country
  • Virginia Goalkeeper Holden Brown has recorded six or more saves in consecutive matches this season
  • Brown’s eight shutouts this season ranks ninth in the NCAA this season
  • Substitute Kome Ubogu is second on the team with six goals averaging 73 minutes per goal


  • The Cavaliers have won the third-most NCAA titles in history with seven
  • Head coach George Gelnovatch has been a part of every championship team as either a player, assistant or head coach
  • Virginia returns to the NCAA Tournament after a two-season drought that ended a run of 39 consecutive appearances in the national tournament (1980-2019)
  • The Cavaliers earned a top-four seed in the NCAA tournament for the 10th time in program history
  • In seasons which Virginia has earned a top-four seed, it has advanced to the College Cup six times and won a pair of national championships
  • Virginia has gone head-to-head with nine tournament teams this season posting a 5-2-4 record in 11 games against those teams
  • In the NCAA Tournament Virginia holds an all-time record of 67-34-5
  • The Cavaliers are 52-19-2 in NCAA tournament games at home


  • Virginia is unbeaten against Marshall all-time with a perfect record of 6-0
  • The last meeting between the two schools came in 2018 when the Cavaliers bested the Thundering Herd at home by a score of 1-0
  • This will be the first meeting between the two schools in the NCAA tournament


  • The winner of Sunday afternoon’s match between Virginia and Marshall will advance to the sweet 16
  • Waiting for the winner will be either 13-seeded Indiana or Saint Louis who play Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
  • Should Virginia advance, the Cavaliers would host again in the next round