CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia men’s soccer team (7-3-3, 3-2-1 ACC) is set to travel to Virginia Tech (4-5-4, 2-3-1 ACC) on Friday night (Oct. 20) at Thompson Field. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
How to Follow
Friday night’s match against Virginia Tech will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com for customers who have the ACC Network as part of their TV subscription. Links to both the broadcast and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer).
THE SERIES WITH VIRGINIA TECH
- This will mark the 55th meeting between the two programs all-time
- Virginia holds the edge in the series with a record of 42-6-6 and a mark of 19-3-3 on the road
- The two teams have split the past four meetings with two wins each
- Virginia’s last road win at Virginia Tech came in 2019 (W, 2-0)
CAVALIERS FINDING FORM
- The Cavaliers are unbeaten in their last five games with three wins and two draws—two of Virginia’s three wins in that stretch came against ranked opposition.
- In those matches, Virginia has conceded a total of just three goals while keeping a pair of clean sheets
- In three ACC contests over that stretch, Virginia took seven points out of a possible nine to surge into second place in the ACC coastal.
THE SMITHFIELD COMMONWEALTH CLASH
The Smithfield Commonwealth Clash, originally called the Commonwealth Challenge (2005-2007), has been a part of the UVA-Virginia Tech rivalry since 2014. It is an all-sports, points-based program with the Commonwealth Clash trophy presented to the winning school each year for its dominance in head-to-head competitions. Virginia holds a 1-0 advantage in the competition after a 3-0 Cavalier victory in women’s soccer.