The Cavaliers (6-3-0, 3-0-0 ACC) have won four-straight games, including three-consecutive contests on their home field, and entered the Soccer America Top 25 at No. 18 in the poll released Monday.
Tony Tchani’s team-high eighth goal of the season, a penalty kick in the 85th minute, gave Virginia its third conference victory of the year in its last outing at then-No. 12 North Carolina. With the win, UVa snapped a four-game road losing streak in the series with the Tar Heels and handed UNC its first loss at Fetzer Field in 2008.
While Tchani’s eight goals lead the Cavaliers, several other players are contributing to the team’s offense. Chris Agorsor had tallied four goals before suffering a season-ending injury on Sept. 23 vs. Central Connecticut State, while Matt Mitchell has scored three goals this year. Brian Ownby and Jimmy Simpson have netted two apiece, while Ross LaBauex and Hunter Jumper have scored once.
In goal for Virginia, Michael Giallombardo earned his third shutout of the year with a start at North Carolina. The junior from Manalapan, N.J., has allowed just one goal in 360 minutes of action.
Virginia leads the all-time series with Liberty, 16-0-0, in contests dating back to the 1986 season. Last year at Klckner Stadium, the Cavaliers prevailed, 3-0.
On deck for Virginia is a return to conference play with a Friday night game against Clemson at Klckner Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.Mihaljevic's Star Continues to RiseTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/16In junior Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia's track & field team has one of the nation's elite shot putters and discus throwers.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Announces Spring Exhibition Schedule
M. Soccer | 3/2/2016
The spring slate features four friendlies against nearby college programs, including three in...
Virginia Welcomes 10 Student-Athletes for 2016-17
M. Soccer | 2/25/2016
Ranked third nationally by Top Drawer Soccer, the talented group features 10 student-athletes,...
Caldwell and Wharton Named to All-ACC Academic Team
M. Soccer | 2/9/2016
Wharton was honored on the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time, while Caldwell was a first-t...
Scott Thomsen Inks MLS Homegrown Contract with New York Red ...
M. Soccer | 12/23/2015
Thomsen played 66 career matches for Virginia and was a key figure in UVA’s run to the 2014...
Etienne Signs MLS Homegrown Contract
M. Soccer | 12/21/2015
Etienne is the second Virginia player to ink a homegrown deal in the last three seasons, joining ...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Will Look to Refocus in 2016
M. Soccer | 12/11/2015
Virginia, which won the NCAA men's soccer title in 2014, lost in the round of 32 this year. A...
Wharton Named to NSCAA All-South Region Team
M. Soccer | 12/09/2015
The team captain played the most minutes of any Virginia field player (1,673 of a possible 1,680).
Klöckner: College Soccer Field of Year
M. Soccer | 11/30/2015
The pitch at Klöckner Stadium has been tabbed as college soccer's 2015 Field of the Year by ...
- Online Stores