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Sixth Seeded Virginia Hosts Boston College in ACC First Round

Oct. 31, 2017

 No. 16 Virginia vs Boston College
 Date/Time  Nov. 1 | 7 p.m.
 Location  Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
 Live Video ACC Network Extra
 Live Stats VirginiaSports.com


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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 16 Virginia (10-3-3) will host Boston College (6-9-1) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night (Nov. 1) in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The winner will go on to face Louisville in the tournament quarterfinals.

Game Coverage: The game will air live 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).

Ticket Information: Tickets are $9 for reserved seats if available, $7 for adults and $5 for youth/seniors. Students of participating schools will be admitted free with a valid ID.Parking Information: Game day parking will be free for the University Hall parking lots. Click here for more detailed parking information.Match Notes

  • Virginia and Boston College will play for the second time at Klöckner Stadium this season. The Cavaliers used a first half goal by Sergi Nus in a 1-0 victory on Oct. 6.
  • The Cavaliers come into the ACC tournament with one victory in its final four regular season games and have been limited to two goals in that span.
  • Wednesday will mark Virginia’s 13th home game of the season. The Cavaliers posted a 9-2-1 record at Klöckner Stadium this season.
  • Putting three draws aside, all but two games this season for Virginia have been decided by one goal.
UVA in the ACC Tournament
  • Virginia has won 15 ACC Tournament Championships, the most among current ACC members. The Cavaliers last title came in 2009.
  • The Cavaliers have been eliminated in the quarterfinals in each of the last three seasons.
  • 11 of the last 12 Virginia ACC Tournament games have resulted in a tie (twice) or been decided by one goal.
  • Since 1987, Virginia is 40-18-10 in the ACC Tournament. Only five tournament games have been played at Klöckner Stadium in which the Cavaliers own a 4-1 mark.
  • Virginia is 3-0 in first round matchups, including 1-0 wins over Virginia Tech (2014) and NC State (2016).
History vs. BC
  • Virginia took control of the all-time lead with a win earlier this season and are now 6-5-2 against the Eagles in a series that was first played in 1995.
  • Boston College has won the only ACC Tournament match against Virginia, a 1-0 victory in the 2007 quarterfinals.
  • The Cavaliers have won the last two meetings (2013 & 2017) against the Eagles at Klöckner Stadium and are 4-2 at home all-time against Boston College.
Keys to Success
  • Scoring early has been paramount for the Cavaliers who are 6-1-1 when scoring first. The Cavaliers have mounted four, come-from-behind victories this season (Villanova, Davidson, Portland, Lehigh).
  • Virginia has played in eight overtime contests this year in which they boast a 4-1-3 record.
  • The team’s leading goal scorer, Edward Opoku, had produced three game-winning scores this season. His seven goals and 17 points are both career highs. He is the Virginia’s active leader in career goals with 15.
  • Sergi Nus and Jean-Christophe Koffi have played every minute of every game since the 2-1 win over UNCW on Sept. 4, a span of 14 games. Pablo Aguilar has missed just three minutes of action since Virginia’s third game of the season.
  • Virginia has scored 16 of its 28 goals in the second half, not including four scores in extra time.
  • Goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell has seen action in every minute of the last 54 Virginia games. He has played in all seven postseason games for Virginia in the last two years.
National Rankings
  • Virginia enters the ACC Tournament with a .719 winning percentage, tied for 23rd highest in the country.
  • In the United Soccer Coaches Poll, Virginia dropped to No. 16, its lowest national ranking of the season.
  • The Cavaliers are still ranked in the top 10 according to TopDrawerSoccer.com, coming in at No. 9. Soccer America has Virginia at No. 18 its weekly national poll, down eight spots from last Tuesday (Oct.24).
Noting BC
  • The Eagles are coming off a 0-0 draw in their regular season finale at No. 22 NC State last Friday (Oct. 27). Boston College played a man down for 102 minutes after goalkeeper Antonio Chavez Borrelli was shown a red card in the eighth minute.
  • Boston College rebounded from a 1-7 month of September by going 3-2-1 in the final month of the season.
  • A 4-0 loss to No. 2 Wake Forest and a 0-0 draw to No. 22 NC State has Boston College scoreless through the last 200 minutes of play.
  • Junior Simon Enstrom leads the team with nine goals, tying a career-high set in his freshman year. He is two behind conference leaders Marcelo Acuna (VT) and Jon Bakero (WF).
  • Sophomore Younes Boudadi leads the team and ranks fifth in the ACC with eight assists.

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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