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UVA Travels to Stanford Sunday for NCAA 3rd Round

Jean-Christophe Koffi

Nov. 25, 2016

 NCAA Tournament Third Round: No. 12 Virginia at No. 5 Stanford
 Date/Time  Sun., Nov. 27, 2016 | 8 p.m. ET
 Location  Stanford, Calif. | Laird Q. Cagan Stadium
 Multimedia  Live Video | GameTracker
 Additional Info  NCAA Brackets | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team marches on in the 2016 NCAA Tournament Sunday as it heads to Stanford for a third-round match at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif. Game time is 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Seeded No. 12, the Cavaliers are playing in their 36th straight NCAA tournament, the longest active streak in Division I men’s soccer. Stanford is the No. 5 seed in the tournament.

The contest is a matchup of the last two national champions – Virginia (2014) and Stanford (2015). The advancing team will play either No. 4-seeded Louisville or No. 13 Notre Dame next weekend in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Live Video/Stats
A free live stream is available through GoStanford.com. Links to the video and live statistics also can be located at VirginiaSports.com. In-game updates will be provided on the UVA Men’s Soccer Twitter account, @UVAMenSoccer.

Records
Virginia: 11-3-5
Stanford: 12-3-4

Virginia Extends NCAA Streak
Virginia is playing in its 36th-consecutive NCAA tournament, dating to 1981 – the longest streak in Division I men’s soccer history. UVA has an all-time record of 62-30-5 in the NCAA tournament (fourth-most NCAA tourney wins of any school) and has won at least one game in 22 of its last 29 tournament appearances.

UVA is 3-8-1 in true road matches in NCAA tournament action. George Gelnovatch is 32-17-4 (.642) in 21 years in the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia-Stanford Series
Virginia and Stanford have met just twice previously, with both sides scoring a win. Stanford won the last meeting, 3-0, in the 1998 NCAA Quarterfinals at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville. UVA won the initial meeting, 2-1 in overtime, on Oct. 15, 1989 at Stanford as part of the Stanford Pacific Soccer Classic.

Virginia Heads West
UVA is playing its first match on the West Coast since opening the 2009 season with two games in Portland. This is UVA’s first trip to California since kicking off the 2005 season with two matches in UCSB’s tournament.

UVA last played a Pac-12 team in the 2014 NCAA Championship match, downing UCLA in a penalty-kick shootout following a scoreless draw. The only other time Virginia played a current Pac-12 team in a true road match was in UVA’s last trip to Stanford in 1989.

NCAA 2nd Round: Virginia 2, Vermont 1 (2OT)
Pablo Aguilar’s sensational individual effort and finish led to the golden goal in the 103rd minute in UVA’s 2-1 win over Vermont Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. UVM scored in the 62nd minute but was forced to play a man down after Charlie DeFeo’s second yellow card in the 67th minute. Paddy Foss tied the match in the 76th minute on a free kick from 25 yards. UVA out-shot UVM 13-7, including 12-4 in the second half and OT periods.

Gelnovatch Shares UVA Wins Record
Now in his 21st year as head coach, George Gelnovatch has matched his predecessor, Bruce Arena, for the career wins record at Virginia. Gelnovatch owns 295 career wins since taking over in 1996. Arena won 295 matches from 1978-95. He has won at least 10 games in each of his 21 seasons and boasts a career record of 295-120-49. Gelnovatch played for Arena from 1983-86 and was an assistant coach on Arena’s staff from 1989-95.

Noting Stanford
Stanford won the Pac-12 championship with an 8-1-1 record to earn the conference’s automatic berth in the tournament. The Cardinal downed Pacific, 2-0, last Sunday in the NCAA 2nd Round. Forward Foster Langsdorf was named Co-Pac-12 Player of the Year, defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce was chosen Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Gunn claimed Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors. Langsdorf leads the team with 13 goals this year. Goalkeeper Andrew Epstein anchors a defense which conceded just 14 goals while piling up nine clean sheets.

 

 

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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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