Cavalier Corner

Dec. 2019

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snapshot SWEET 16 The Virginia men's soccer team notched the 16th ACC title in program history with a 3-1 triumph over top- ranked Clemson Nov. 17. The Cavaliers trailed at the half for just the second time this season, but tallied three sec- ond-half goals to turn away the Tigers. "This trophy and this championship are pretty difficult to win," UVA head coach George Gelnovatch said. "The only thing that's sweeter is the national championship. It's really, really hard to do, and I'm proud of not only winning it but in the fashion that we did, coming from behind. We showed a lot of char- acter today." The conference championship is UVA's fifth under Gelnovatch (1997, 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2019). In his 24- year tenure, the Cavaliers have reached the ACC championship game 14 times. A day after taking the ACC crown, Virginia (17-1-1) was selected to be the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tourna- ment for the second time in program history and the first time under Gelno- vatch. The Wahoos have now qualified for 39 straight NCAA Tournaments, the longest streak in the history of college soccer. PHOTOS COURTESY UVA

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