Virginia Men's Soccer Welcomes Familiar Foe in NCAA Quarterfinals

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

December 3, 2009

The last time the Virginia men's soccer team tasted defeat was October 2. The Cavaliers had North Carolina pinned in a scoreless tie, but a goal in the 109th minute pushed the Tar Heels to the victory in double overtime. Fast forward two months later and the Cavs are on a roll, hoping to continue at the most important time of the year.

Virginia welcomes Maryland to Klockner Stadium on Friday night for NCAA quarterfinal action. This is a familiar foe to George Gelnovatch and his team as the Cavs and Terps have already met twice this season. The two battled to a scoreless draw in the regular season match up in College Park, while Virginia won their ACC Tournament meeting by a 1-0 score.

The Cavaliers hope to punch their ticket to the College Cup by topping Maryland for a second time. Virginia is the hottest team in the NCAA, having not lost in 13 straight games. The Cavaliers have not allowed a goal in their last ten contests as goalkeeper Diego Restrepo enters this match up with Maryland just 201 minutes shy of the all-time scoreless mark.

Virginia and Maryland kick off Friday night at 7:00 for the right to move onto the national semifinals. Click on the above video link to hear the team's thoughts on Friday's game.

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