The Virginia men’s soccer team tied North Carolina 0-0 on Friday night in Charlottesville. Prior to the match, UVa conducted Senior Day ceremonies for its quartet of fourth-years: Andrew Freschi, Marcus Salandy-Defour, Scott Thomsen, and Todd Wharton. The Hoos wrapped up the regular season with a 9-3-3 record (4-2-2 ACC). The Tar Heels entered the game with a 6-1 record in ACC play so the result was a good one as the Cavaliers prepare for the postseason.
“The timing of this game is very good for us,” Virginia coach George Gelnovatch said in a Virginia Athletics Media Relations news release. “North Carolina is a very, very good team. I think they are a College Cup-caliber team, and for us to play this game this late in the season rather than earlier on in the ACC, it gets us ready for teams we are going to have to deal with to win championships. So we can check off boxes for what we need to do right in the postseason. The first thing we have to do is not get scored on. Playing a team that scores a ton of goals, we did great. They didn’t get one good chance. We checked that one off, going into the postseason like we did going into last postseason. We will get better coming out of our half, and we will get some more chances.”
Caroline Weaver caught up with Todd Wharton and Austin Courtney talked to Marcus Salandy-Defour for Sabre TV above.
Highlights from Virginia Sports TV are below.