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Virginia enters semifinals against Wake on a roll
December 11th, 2009 8:45AM



[MEN'S COLLEGE CUP] A poor preseason and injury concerns meant that Virginia was unranked in the Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25 rankings, but the Cavs have gotten hot and head into Friday's semifinals against ACC rival Wake Forest (TV: ESPN2, live, 5 p.m. ET) with a 14-game unbeaten streak.

Wake Forest is playing in its fourth straight College Cup, marking the ninth different time that a team has advanced to four consecutive semifinals. The last time to accomplish the feat was Maryland (2002-05).

Virginia's last appearance in the NCAA College Cup was in 2006 when it dropped a 4-0 decision to UCLA in the semifinals.

Key Players
Will Bates. The freshman has emerged as UVa's go-to player in its attack. He has scored a team-high 12 goals and had a hat trick against Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. With former youth phenom Chris Agorsor and U.S. U-20 Brian Ownby out of the lineup, Bates' contributions have been vital to the Cavs' success.

Andy Lubahn. The freshman arrived from Erie, Pa., by way of Belgian club Cercle Brugge's youth program, and filled in for Cody Arnoux, who contributed 32 goals and 16 assists the previous two seasons but signed with Everton over the summer. Lubahn is second on the Deacons with 10 goals.

1 Diego Restrepo, JR. West Palm Beach, Fla.
6  Greg Monaco, SOPH. Virginia Beach, Va.
15 Mike Volk, JR. Bear, Del.
17 Hunter Jumper, SOPH. Plano, Texas
21 Shawn Barry, SOPH. Miramar, Fla.
7 Neil Barlow, SR. Herndon, Va.
8 Ross LaBauex, SR. Chicago, Ill.
10 Jonathan Villanueva, SR. Grand Prairie, Texas
19 Ari Dimas, FR. Chesapeake, Va.
23 Tony Tchani, SOPH. Norfolk, Va.
25 Will Bates, FR. Chester, Va.

Wake Forest Probable Lineup
1 Akira Fitzgerald, SR. Baltimore, Md.
3 Anthony Arena, FR. Kenmore, Wash.
4 Justin Lichtfuss, SR. Baltimore, Md.
16 Kyle Adams, SOPH. Fayetteville, Ga.
23 Ike Opara, JR. Durham, N.C.
6 Austin da Luz, SR. Winston-Salem, N.C.
10 Corben Bone, JR. Plano, Texas
14 Luke Norman, SOPH. Rochester, Mich.
22 Sam Redmond, SOPH. Asheville, N.C.
12 Zack Schilawski, SR. Cary, N.C.
17 Andy Lubahn, FR. Erie, Pa.

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