UVA men’s soccer falls 5-0 at No. 1 Pitt in Spring season finale

UVA head coach George Gelnovatch
UVA head coach George Gelnovatch(wvir)
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 10:27 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia men’s soccer team lost 5-0 at No. 1 Pitt in its final game of the Spring season on Thursday.

UVA was unbeaten in it last five matches against top-ranked teams (3-0-2).

The Panthers took the early lead on a corner kick in the 4th minute, and they added another score with 15-seconds remaining in the first half.

Pitt tallied its third goal in the 68th minute, and the fourth came less than two minutes later.

The Cavaliers have lost three-consecutive matches for the first time since 2003, and they are projected to miss out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1981.

The 39-year streak of consecutive appearances is the longest in the history of NCAA Division I men’s soccer.

The NCAA tournament will be held on April 29-May 17 in Cary, North Carolina this year, after it was postponed in the fall, due to COVID-19.

Virginia finishes the season with a record of 7-8-1 overall, and 2-4-0 during ACC competition in the spring.

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