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UVa Men's Soccer Will Be Back at Home Friday

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The Virginia men's soccer team will take on Connecticut in the NCAA quarterfinals Friday night at Klockner Stadium.  

The Huskies were unseeded heading into the tournament, but they knocked off top-seed UCLA on penalty kicks to advance.  

The upset victory means the 8-seed Cavaliers get to play one more game at home.

"It's great," says sophomore forward Darius Madison.  "We usually have a great crowd for every game, just being at home it's a great opportunity.  Traveling across the country to UCLA would have been a hassle for us, so just being at home is a great opportunity for us."

UVa coach George Gelnovatch says his team will need to set the tone early in the game Friday.

"This time of year you can't get into game like we've been in with Notre Dame, down 3-1, NC State where we tied it a 3-3," says Gelnovatch.  "You've got to be diligent defensively first."    

Virginia will host Connecticut Friday at seven o'clock at Klockner Stadium.

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