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No. 11 Virginia Hosts Midweek Tilt Against Lehigh

Oct. 9, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 11 Virginia (8-1-2) will conclude its three-game home stand on Tuesday night (Oct. 10) with a non-conference match against Lehigh (7-3-1). 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).

Promotions

  • $2 Tuesday - Bring your ticket stub from Friday's match vs. Boston College and receive $2 off a general admission vs. Lehigh.  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.

Match Notes

  • Virginia comes into the match unbeaten in its last four contests
  • Five of the last six matches for the Cavaliers have been decided by one goal. Virginia is 6-1 in games decided by one goal.
  • The Cavaliers are 6-0 against non-conference opponents this season.
  • Against current Patriot League members, Virginia boasts an all-time record of 30-18.
  • Lehigh is unbeaten in seven of its last eight games coming into Tuesday.

 

 

Series History

  • Tuesday will be the third meeting between Lehigh and Virginia and the first since 2000.
  • The last match between the two programs came in the first round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament, a 5-0 UVA win.
  • At the time, the 5-0 victory was the largest win margin in any Virginia NCAA contest. It since has been matched, a 5-0 win by Virginia against Bucknell in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
  • In the inaugural game between the schools, the Cavaliers topped the Mountain Hawks, 2-1 at home in overtime on Sept. 9, 1998.

For Three

  • Virginia kept pace in the ACC Coastal Division Standings by earning three points with a 1-0 victory over Boston College on Friday night (Oct. 6). The Cavaliers sit in fourth place with eight points, one point behind third place Duke and two points behind second place Notre Dame.
  • Junior Sergi Nus was credited with the game-winning goal after he scored off a set piece in the 15th minute. The goal was his fifth of the season, one behind team leader, Edward Opoku.
  • The shutout victory was the third of the season for Virginia and first in ACC play.
  • Senior Jeff Caldwell matched a season-best with five saves and recorded his 20th career clean sheet. He is now in sole possession of fourth place on Virginia’s all-time shutout list.

Weekly Accolades

  • In his second season as a Cavalier, Nus earned his first ACC Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday afternoon. In addition, he was listed on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
  • Nus now has three game-winning goals this season, the second most in the ACC. Two of his game-winners have served as golden goals in extra time wins over Villanova and UNCW.
  • Nus played in every minute of last week’s wins over Portland and Boston College. He leads the team with 1,048 minutes played.

Noting Lehigh

  • The Mountain Hawks are currently tied for third place in the Patriot League with seven points after a 1-0 win over Navy on Saturday night in Annapolis.
  • Junior Alex Greene scored the game-winner in the 82nd minute after he deflected a Navy clear attempt into the back of the net. The goal was his second of the season.
  • Forward Mark Forest leads the Patriot League with 20 points (8g, 4a). He ranks 11th in the country in both points per game (1.82) and total goals.
  • The trip to Charlottesville will put the finishing touches on a three-game road trip, Lehigh’s second three-game-stint away from home of the season.
  • Virginia will be Lehigh’s first game against a nationally-ranked opponent this season.

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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