Dec. 8, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's soccer team will face Maryland at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA College Cup at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The contest follows the New Mexico-Notre Dame match, which starts at 5 p.m. Both matches will be televised by ESPNU.
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Virginia has reached the NCAA College Cup for the 11th time in its 35 trips to the tournament. UVa is 11-4-2 all-time in College Cup matches, including 7-3 in semifinal contests.
UVa has won six national championships (1989, 1991-94, 2009). The Cavaliers were runners-up in 1997 and also competed in the 1983, 1995 and 2006 College Cups.
NCAA Tournament Appearances
Saint Louis, 47
College Cup Appearances
Saint Louis, 16
Saint Louis, 10
San Francisco, 4
Noting Virginia in 2013 NCAA Tournament
Virginia has out-scored its opponents 7-2 in the NCAA tournament, with six different players scoring. Ryan Zinkhan has scored in each of the last two games.
Seventeen Cavaliers have seen playing time. UVa has made the most of its scoring opportunities. The Cavaliers have taken 42 shots, but over half (22) have been on goal.
UVa-UMD: One Final Meeting as ACC Rivals
Maryland owns a 39-29-9 edge in the programs' all-time series, which dates to 1941. The teams' ACC rivalry comes to an end this year as the Terps depart for the Big Ten in 2014.
Maryland is UVa's third-most frequent opponent, behind only Duke (84 matches) and North Carolina (82).
The sides have squared off three times previously in the NCAA tournament, with UVa winning two. The Cavaliers went on to win their last two national title in the last two instances (1994, 2009).
Virginia vs. Maryland in NCAA Tournament
Nov. 17, 1969 - @Maryland 5, Virginia 0 (1st Round)
Nov. 27, 1994 - @Virginia 2, Maryland 1 (2nd Round)
Dec. 4, 2009 - @Virginia 3, Maryland 0 (Quarterfinals)
Last Five Virginia-Maryland Meetings
Nov. 17, 2013 - Maryland 1, Virginia 0 (ACC Championship Game)
Oct. 11, 2013 - @Virginia 3, Maryland 3 (2OT)
Oct. 5, 2012 - @Maryland 1, Virginia 0
Oct. 7, 2011 - @ Virginia 2, Maryland 1
Nov. 12, 2010 - Maryland 2, Virginia 0 (ACC Tournament Semifinals)
Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.
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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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