Neil Barlow Photo by Jim Daves/UVa Media Relations
The No. 2 Virginia men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA College Cup with a 3-0 victory over ACC foe Maryland Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. The quarterfinal victory in front of 4,900 fans sends U.Va. back to the College Cup for the first time since 2006 and third time in head coach George Gelnovatch’s tenure.
The 2009 NCAA College Cup begins Friday, Dec. 11, in Cary, N.C., and Virginia will play Wake Forest in the national semifinal at 5 p.m. General admission ticket booklets will go on sale Monday (Dec. 7) at 9 a.m. for $35 to Virginia Athletics Foundation donors and University of Virginia students. If tickets remain on Tuesday, they will go on sale to the general public. Please call the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-8821 or 434-924-8821.
Virginia (17-3-3) has not allowed a goal in this year’s NCAA Tournament, shut out its 11th-consecutive opponent and posted its 16th shutout of the season. Goalkeeper Diego Restrepo extended his school record to 14 shutouts this season and 1,107 minutes and 34 seconds without allowing a goal.
With the loss, Maryland finished its season with a 15-6-2 overall record. The Terrapins were the 2008 NCAA Champions.