The #10 Denver men’s soccer team (7-2-2, 2-0) traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to take on the red-hot #21st-ranked University of Virginia Cavaliers Tuesday afternoon. The Cavaliers, a divisional leader in the ACC, were riding a three-game winning streak, including two top 10 wins on the road last week just prior to the DU match. Denver used a Lukas Fisher penalty kick after a whistled takedown in the box five minutes into the second half and played solid defense the rest of the way to shut out Virginia, 1-0.
DU had also beaten the Cavaliers in Charlottesville last season as well.
The win cemented Denver’s place in the top 10 rankings and provided another quality win to its record. Denver keeper Isaac Nehme stopped four shots en route to the shutout. It was a physical match with 22 fouls but no red cards. Virginia had six shots on goal to Denver’s four but Denver made the PK stick.
— Denver MSoccer (@DU_MSoccer) October 5, 2022
Denver’s road trip continues as the Pioneers travel to Minneapolis to play St. Thomas in Summit League play on Saturday, October 9th before facing #25 Pittsburgh (ACC) in another power-five match on the road Monday October 10th.
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