CHARLOTTESVILLE The University of Virginia men’s soccer team received an at-large bid to the 2007 NCAA Tournament and will open play Friday at Klckner Stadium. The Cavaliers will meet St. Peter’s at 5 p.m.
The Cavaliers are making their 27th-consecutive NCAA appearance, which is the longest active streak in the nation. UVa has won five national championships (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) and advanced to last year’s College Cup.
The winner of the Virginia-St. Peter’s matchup will travel to face West Virginia on Nov. 28.
“I’m happy that we were selected and I thought we deserved to be in the NCAA Tournament,” said head coach George Gelnovatch. “We’re excited for another home game and will use this week to prepare.”
Tickets for Friday’s game are $9 for reserved seats, $7 for adult general admission, and $5 for youth/student general admission. Fans can order tickets for the tournament online on the UVa Athletics Tickets Web site and by phone through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets are also available at the gate beginning one hour prior to the start of play.
Game-day parking is $5 per day. Parking is available at University Hall and the Emmet/Ivy Garage.
Virginia is 11-7-2 overall, 1-6-1 ACC and advanced to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.
St. Peter’s received an at-large bid with a 15-5-1 overall record and 6-2-1 mark in the MAAC.
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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.
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