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No. 11 Virginia Hosts Marquette Tuesday Night

Sept. 11, 2017

 No. 11 Virginia vs Marquette
 Date/Time  Sept. 12 | 7 p.m.
 Location  Charlottesville, Va.
 Live Video ACC Network Extra
 Live Stats VirginiaSports.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 11 Virginia (3-0-1) will play the final game of a five-game home stand on Tuesday night (Sept. 12) against Marquette (0-3-1). Game time is set for 7 p.m. and the match can be watched live on ACC Network Extra.

Game Coverage: The contest will air on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get in-game updates on the men’s soccer official twitter feed (@UVAMenSoccer).

PROMOTIONS

  • $2 Tuesday - Bring your ticket stub from Friday's match vs. Syracuse and receive $2 off a general admission vs. Marquette.  First 250 fans receive a voucher for $2 off the concession item of their choice.
  • Post-game autographs - Immediately following the match, the men's soccer team will sign autographs for approximately ten (10) minutes by the south end of Klöckner Stadium.

SERIES HISTORY

  • Tuesday night’s match will only be the third ever between Marquette and Virginia.
  • The two schools last met in the Third Round of 2013 NCAA Tournament, a decisive, 3-1 UVA win. The Cavaliers played a man down for 89 minutes of the contest and never trailed. 
  • The Golden Eagles and Cavaliers first played in 1981 in a regular season tournament hosted by Akron. Virginia came away with a 2-0 victory.

ACC OPENER

  • Junior Jean-Christophe Koffi tallied a career-high, three points (1g, 1a) in a 2-2 draw against No. 7 Syracuse on Friday night. 
  • The Orange knotted the game up in the 83rd minute on a goal by Jonathan Hagman.
  • Koffi gave the Cavaliers a 2-1 advantage with his first goal of the year midway through the second half. He helped tie the game with an assist on Pablo Aguilar’s second score of the season in the 62nd minute.
  • It marked the first ever meeting between Syracuse and Virginia in Charlottesville. Since joining the ACC in 2013, the Cavaliers are 1-1-1 against the Orange.

SAVES LIST

  • Senior Jeff Caldwell made four saves against Syracuse on Friday night, his second-highest total of the year.
  • He has now amassed 155 career saves, the fifth most in UVA history.

KLÖCKNER DOMINANCE

  • After Friday night’s draw, Virginia is now unbeaten in 20-straight games at Klöckner Stadium.
  • The Cavaliers went 9-0-4 at home last season and haven’t lost a home contest since Oct. 13, 2015, a 1-0 loss to American.
  • In 26 seasons of soccer at Klöckner Stadium, Virginia is 269-52-25. All but 45 of the 269 wins have come under head coach George Gelnovatch.

TEAM NOTES

  • Through four games, Virginia is averaging 2.75 goals per game, the seventh most in the country and the third most in the ACC.
  • This is the second time in three seasons Virginia has started off unbeaten in its first four games.
  • In the first of three national polls, Virginia cracked the top-5 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top-25 rankings, coming in at No. 4. The United Soccer Coaches and Soccer America polls are scheduled to be released on Tuesday.

FREE SOCCER

  • Three of the first four games this season for Virginia have gone to overtime.
  • Sergi Nus has scored two golden goals in 2017, one in the season opener against Villanova and a second against UNCW on Sept. 4
  • Dating back to last season Virginia has gone to extra time in six of its last 10 games.

NOTING MARQUETTE

  • The Golden Eagles are seeking their first victory of the 2017 season. Marquette fell, 1-0 to St. Louis on Saturday night (Sept. 9) after a Billiken goal in the 72nd minute.
  • The Golden Eagles return the BIG EAST’s leading returning scorer from last season in reigning freshman of the year Luka Prpa. The West Lake, Wisconsin, native is the lone All-BIG EAST Preseason Team selection for the Golden Eagles in 2017 after scoring 10 goals and six assists last year.
  • The Golden Eagles are coming off a 5-7-4 campaign in 2016. Marquette went 2-5-2 in BIG EAST conference play last year and were picked to finish seventh in the league’s preseason coaches poll.
  • Luka Prpa, one of the three goal scorers for the Golden Eagles this season, earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Year honors in 2016. His 26 points (10g, 6a) were the league’s second-highest point total last year.

Updated Bag Policy

Virginia athletics has updated its bag policies to mirror those already in place for Scott Stadium. At Klöckner Stadium, Turf Field and Memorial Gymnasium the following procedures have been put into effect.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility entrances.

Prohibited Items

  • Artificial noisemakers^ - see exception below for men's and women’s soccer games at Klöckner Stadium
  • Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
  • Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers, or flasks)
  • Food and beverages
  • Strollers (except umbrella strollers) - prohibited at Scott Stadium only
  • Umbrellas - prohibited at Scott Stadium only
  • Weapons

^For men's and women's soccer matches only, artificial noisemakers are allowed; however air horns, whistles, bullhorns or devices that amplify electric sound, including battery-operated devices, are prohibited.

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

The above procedures are designed to provide a safe and positive experience for all fans in attendance at Virginia athletics events.


 

 

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