No. 17 North Carolina visits No. 11 Virginia in a crucial ACC men's soccer match Friday night in Charlottesville, Va. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m., and is available on the ACC Digital Network.
The two clubs enter Friday's under-the-lights contest separated by just one point in the ACC standings with two games remaining in the league's regular season. Carolina is fifth in the standings with 14 points, followed by Virginia in sixth with 13 points.
The Tar Heels have won three-consecutive ACC matches to put themselves in position for another run to the postseason. With only one loss to its name within the conference, Carolina has a 3-1-5 record in the league, while Virginia is 3-2-4 in the ACC.
North Carolina has allowed just one goal in its three-straight league wins. Included in this stretch has been a pair of 1-0 shutout victories where junior Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler has scored the game-winning goal to knock off Syracuse and Pitt.
Carolina is 3-0-3 on the road this season, but to keep its unblemished record it will have to deal with Virginia's high-powered scoring attack that ranks ninth in the nation by averaging 2.1 goals per outing.
Conversely, the Tar Heels have allowed an ACC-low nine goals this year, and rank eighth in the country by giving up only 0.59 goals per game.
North Carolina returns home to host home matches next week against Georgia State on Tuesday and NC State on Friday. Both matches are set for 7 p.m., and can be seen on GoHeelsTV.
Tickets for the semifinals and finals of the 2013 ACC Men's Soccer Championship, to be held Nov. 15-17 at Maryland SoccerPlex, are on sale now. Single session tickets purchased in advance are available for $10 for adults, $7 for youth, and $5 for students that attend an ACC institution. Three-game packages can be purchased for $17.50 for adults and $10.50 for youth. Tickets can be purchased by visiting tickets.mdsoccerplex.org or by calling (301) 528-1480.