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Virginia Cavaliers Soccer Tickets
Affiliation: NCAA Division
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Stadium: Klöckner Stadium
Location: Charlottesville, Va.
Head Coach: George Gelnovatch
Virginia Cavaliers Soccer TicketsThe Virginia Cavaliers finished with a record of 21-1-1 in 2019, just one win under the all-time Virginia season record. The team won the ACC Coastal Division and the ACC Championship. They earned the No. 1 seed and extended their NCAA Tournament streak to 39 straight years, the nation’s longest. In the NCAA Championship, the Cavaliers defeated Campbell 2-0 in the second round and St. John’s in the third round by a score of 3-0. The quarterfinal resulted in a 3-2 overtime win over SMU. Virginia defeated Wake Forest 2-1 in the semifinal to earn a spot in the championship against Georgetown. In the first 110 minutes, each team had scored three goals. The combined six goals were the most in an NCAA championship match since 1980. The championship came down to a shootout, and Virginia came up just a bit short with a 7-6 penalty kick deficit. Get your Virginia Cavaliers tickets at StubHub and join the excitement.
Who is the head coach for Virginia soccer?George Gelnovatch has been the head coach of the Cavaliers since his first season in 1996. Gelnovatch is the longest-tenured head coach in Virginia soccer history. Gelnovatch himself played soccer for the Virginia Cavaliers from 1983-1986. Through the 2019 season, Gelnovatch had an overall coaching record of 338-131-58.
Who were the top scorers for the Cavaliers last season?Sophomore Daryl Dike led the Cavaliers in scoring with 28 points in 2019 including two goal performances against Saint Louis and Wake Forest. Junior Joe Bell was second on the 2019 team with 18 points including two goals against SMU.
Where are Virginia’s home games played?The 2020 season will be the Cavalier’s 29th season played in Klöckner Stadium. Virginia has created a competitive advantage when playing at home with a record at Klöckner of 299-59-27 through the 2019 season. With a seating capacity of 8,000, the largest game crowd was recorded in 2007 when the Cavaliers hosted Virginia Tech.
Do the Cavaliers also play a spring season?The men’s soccer team does play a shortened spring season in addition to the traditional fall schedule. The Cavaliers have participated in the Spring College Cup the past two seasons. Virginia is one of six teams in the North Division of the spring cup tournament and will compete against the remaining five teams. The top team in the North Division will then play the top team from the South Division, as well as the runner-up, third-placed and fourth-placed teams from each division who will play each other in the final game of the spring season.
How many NCAA Championships has the Virginia Cavaliers team won?The Cavaliers have won seven NCAA National Soccer Championships. In 1989, the Cavaliers tied for their first national championship after competing in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history through sub-zero windchills against Santa Clara. In 1991, Virginia held Santa Clara scoreless through regulation and an additional 60 minutes before winning the penalty kick shootout 3-1. The Cavaliers celebrated the opening of Klöckner Stadium by bringing home the national championship once again in 1992 with a win over the University of San Diego by a score of 2-0. Led by Cavalier Nate Friends, Virginia scored two goals by Friends to best South Carolina 2-0 in 1993 to win their third consecutive national championship. A crowd of 12,000 watched the Cavaliers defeat Indiana 1-0 to win their fourth consecutive national championship in 1994. In 2009, Virginia had to battle to the very end after ending regulation and the overtime periods at a 0-0 tie against Akron before winning the 3-2 on penalty kicks for their sixth National Championship. The Cavaliers’ most recent championship came in 2014 when Virginia defeated UCLA in a penalty kick shootout 4-2.
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