After over a three month hiatus, Virginia men’s soccer will return to the pitch to play an eight-game spring schedule, the program announced on Monday. The Cavaliers, which originally had planned to go through the entirety of their season last semester, finished the fall slate with a disappointing 3-4-1 record.
Virginia will first take the pitch against Virginia Tech in an exhibition matchup on Feb. 22, before hosting George Mason on Mar. 2. After that, they’ll get six of their final seven regular season games against in-conference teams (the Sun Belt’s Central Arkansas, who will take on Virginia for the first time ever on Mar. 23, being the lone outlier). The list includes home tilts against Notre Dame (Mar. 7), Virginia Tech (Mar. 19), and Duke (Mar. 28), and road games at North Carolina (Mar. 13), Louisville (Apr. 2), and Pitt (Apr. 8).
Postseason placement will again be determined by Atlantic and Coastal Division standings, with the champions of these respective divisions set to play each other on Apr. 13. The winner of this match will then travel to Clemson, which won the ACC title last fall, to decide the conference’s automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. If Clemson repeats as champions of the Atlantic Division, the Apr. 13 game will determine the league’s automatic qualifier.
The NCAA Tournament is scheduled to start on Apr. 24.