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No. 11 Virginia Hosts Boston College on Friday

Oct. 5, 2017

 No. 11 Virginia vs Boston College
 Date/Time  Oct. 6 | 7 p.m.
 Location  Charlottesville, Va. (Klöckner Stadium)
 Live Video ACC Network Extra
 Live Stats VirginiaSports.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia Cavaliers (7-1-2, 1-1-2 ACC) will continue Atlantic Coast Conference play on Friday (Oct. 6) when they host Boston College (3-7, 0-4 ACC). The contest will be aired live on ACC Network Extra.

Coverage: ACC Network Extra 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).

Special Parking Instructions: Due to the UVA Bicentennial celebration, parking in the JPJ Surface Lot and Garage will not be permitted. The McCue Lot, West Lot and Cage Lot surrounding University Hall will be free and available on a first come, first served basis. In addition, the Emmet/Ivy Garage will also be available for men’s soccer parking.

Friday Oct. 6 Parking Map

Promotions

  • Camper Reunion Night - ticket discount available to all individuals who attended the Virginia Soccer Camp of Champions.
  • The first 1,000 fans will receive thunder sticks.
  • 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.

Match Notes

  • Virginia comes into Friday’s contest unbeaten in its last three games.
  • Boston College has lost three consecutive matches and seven of its last eight games.
  • The Eagles are seeking their first ACC win of 2017.
  • Virginia has played in six games this season decided by one goal, in addition to two ties.
  • 12 different players have recorded a point for Virginia this season and nine have scored a goal.
  • The Cavaliers are ranked No. 11 in the United Soccer Coaches poll. They have been nationally ranked in each of the first six weeks of the season have been as high as No. 9 (Sept. 19) and as low as No. 13 (preseason).

Series History

  • Friday will be the 13th meeting between Boston College and Virginia with the all-time series tied at 5-5-2.
  • The two teams had met every year from 2005-2013 and have played every other year since.
  • Boston College bested Virginia in the last meeting, a 2-1 victory in Newton, Mass. on Oct. 9, 2015.
  • In the last match between the two programs in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers scored with 2:53 left in the first overtime in a 1-0 triumph in the 2013 season finale.
  • At Klöckner Stadium, Virginia owns a 4-2 mark against Boston College with the Eagles last victory in Charlottesville coming in 2011.

Golden Monday

  • Edward Opoku scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over Portland on Monday night.
  • Pablo Aguilar scored for the second-straight game, tying the match at one in the 73rd minute. He is now second on the team with four goals this season.
  • Virginia trailed at the half for only the second time this season and came back to score two goals in the final 30 minutes of play.
  • Sophomore Robin Afamefuna registered his first point of the season with an assist on Aguilar’s goal.

Leading Man

  • Opoku has now matched his career high with six goals through the team’s first 10 games. He is the team’s active leader with 14 career goals.
  • The junior forward leads the team in points (14) and goals (6). His six goals are tied for the sixth-most in the ACC.
  • Opoku now has two game-winners to his credit after Monday night, tying him for the team lead. He alsonotched the game-winner against Virginia Tech on Sept. 15.

Extra Time

  • Virginia played in its sixth overtime game of the season on Monday night and improved their record in extra time to 3-1-2.
  • Last season, the Cavaliers played in eight overtime contests, sporting a record of 1-2-5.
  • Defender Sergi Nus has two of the team’s golden goals (Villanova & UNCW).

Noting Boston College

  • After starting the season 2-0, Boston College went 1-7 in the month of September.
  • The Eagles have been outscored 9-1 in ACC play this season.
  • Leading scorer Simon Enstrom (5g, 2a) is second in the ACC with 4.20 shots per game.
  • Goalkeeper Antonio Chavez-Borelli has started seven the team’s ten games and ranks second in the league in saves per game (3.82).

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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