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No. 2 Men's Soccer Hosts Boston College in Home ACC Opener

Sept. 15, 2006

Game #7
Fri., Sept. 15, 2006
No. 2 Virginia vs. Boston College
7:30 p.m., Klöckner Stadium
Charlottesville, Va.


No. 2 Virginia (6-0-0, 1-0-0 ACC) continues its three-game homestand when the Cavaliers host Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College (3-2-0, 1-0-0 ACC) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Klockner Stadium in the second game of a doubleheader with the Virginia women's soccer team. It is first home ACC contest for the Cavaliers, who picked up their first ACC win at NC State last Saturday.

No. 2 Virginia is coming off a 2-1 overtime win Tuesday night at home over Saint Francis (Pa.). win at NC State in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Junior midfielder Dane Murphy knocked in the game-winning goal two minutes into overtime. Senior midfielder Ian Holder tied the game with 26 seconds remaining in regulation as he headed home a Jeremy Barlow corner kick. Sophomore forward Yannick Reyering continues to lead the team with four goals and nine points, while taking a team-high 25 shots. Holder is second on the team with two goals and four points while junior Jeremy Barlow has four points and Nico Colaluca has three points for the Cavaliers. UVa is averaging 14.5 shots and 1.49 goals per contest.

The Eagles are playing their first road ACC contest of the season and making their first trip to Charlottesville since joing the conference. Boston College is coming off its first ever ACC win at home against then No. 16 Virginia Tech, 2-1, in overtime. Charlie Davies leads the team with five goals, two assists and 12 points while taking a team-high 30 shots. Mike Konicoff, Mor Avi Hanan and Sherron Manswell each have four points for the Eagles. Goalkeepers Shane Boggis and Issey Maholo have split time in goal for the Cavaliers. Boggis has a 1.34 goals against average having allowed five goals in 334 minutes. Maholo has a 1.91 GAA having allowed three goals in 141 minutes. Boston College has out-shot opponents, 17.6-6.8 and has scored 11 goals in five games.

Yannick Reyering scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute as No. 4 Virginia rallied to defeat Boston College last September, 4-3, in Newton, Mass. Boston College scored in the 8th minute when Sherron Manswell took advantage of a poor clearance and scored unassisted to give the Eagles the 1-0 lead. Boston College added to their lead in the 40th minute when the Eagles got a penalty kick that Hadrien Toure converted. The Cavaliers cut the lead in half with 21 seconds remaining before halftime when BC was called for another penalty in the box and Reyering scored on the penalty kick. Virginia tied the game in the 53rd minute when Adam Cristman headed home a Chris Tierney free kick to tie the game at 2-2. The Eagles retook the lead in the 69th minute as a second Cavalier foul in the box was called and Reuben Ayarna scored on the penalty kick. In the 75th minute, Cristman scored his second goal of the night on an assist from Tierney. Reyering then scored the game-winner in the 85th minute as he headed in a Tierney corner kick.

Virginia is 2-0-0 all-time against Boston College. The Cavaliers won, 4-3, on the road last season in Boston College's inaugural season in the ACC.

Sophomore forward Yannick Reyering was named Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week after leading the Cavaliers to back-to-back wins over No. 10 UCLA and conference foe NC State. Reyering scored three goals last week in helping No. 2 Virginia remain unbeaten with a 5-0-0 record. Against the Bruins, the sophomore forward scored on teammate Nico Colaluca's corner kick in the 88th minute en route to collecting the Cavs' fourth consecutive shutout. Reyering then added two goals, including another game-winner against NC State in Virginia's ACC-opener. Reyering ranks third among league opponents in shots (19) and shots per game (3.80), while he is also tied for fifth in goals with four on the young season.

Sophomore forward Yannick Reyering was also named College Soccer News National Player of the Week after scoring three goals last week including game-winning goals in wins over No. 10 UCLA and NC State. Reyering was also named to the CSN National Team of the Week. He becomes the first Cavalier to earn national weekly honors this season.

The addition of red-shirt freshman Bakary Soumare and junior Matt Williams has made an immediate impact for the Cavaliers to go along with returning starters Matt Poole, Zola Short and Ryan Burke. Virginia has four shutouts in its first six games. The Cavaliers have only allowed two goals this season. Burke has played 360 minutes in goal and tallied 10 saves while sporting a 0.25 goals allowed average. Michael Giallombardo has played 180 minutes in goal and registered two wins for the Cavaliers.

Virginia is No. 2 in Soccer America, College Soccer News and Soccer Times polls. The Cavaliers fell to No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches of America (NSCAA) poll.




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