Aug. 31, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia men's soccer team got two goals each from Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) and Chris Tierney (Wellesley, Mass.) as it downed Columbia 5-0 in its season opener Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. With the victory, the fifth-ranked Cavaliers won their season opener for the fourth consecutive year.
"Tonight was a great way to open the season," head coach George Gelnovatch said. "The biggest difference tonight from Sunday (against South Florida) was we had a killer instinct. Instead of sitting on a 1-0 lead, we went out and got those second and third goals to put the game away. We now have to get ready for Richmond on Sunday."
It didn't take long for the Cavaliers (1-0-0) to take the lead, as Reyering scored 30 seconds into the game. He picked up a loose ball in the box on a rebound off of Neil Barlow's (Langley, Va.) shot and placed it into the empty net. Virginia added to the lead in the 35th minute when Jonathan Villanueva (Grand Prairie, Texas) sent a through ball to set up Jeremy Barlow (Langley, Va.), who was fouled in the box. Reyering converted the penalty to record his third career multi-goal game.
In the second half, the Cavaliers added to their lead in the 62nd minute as Tierney scored after a give-and-go from Jeremy Barlow. Tierney scored his second of the night off a cross from Ross LaBauex (Chicago, Ill.) in the 73rd minute for his first multi-goal game of his career. Matt Ayotte (Midlothian, Va.) finished the scoring in the 79th minute as he controlled a loose ball in the box and fired it past the keeper for Virginia's fifth goal.
Virginia outshot Columbia 22-3 in the contest and had a 4-2 corner kick advantage. Michael Giallombardo (Manalapan, N.J.) made one save for Virginia in 78 minutes of action, while Kyle Rudzinski (McLean, Va.) played the final 12 shutout minutes in the first action of his career. Michael Testa made eight saves for the Lions.
Virginia returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Richmond at 5 p.m. The game will follow the women's soccer team's match against West Virginia at 2 p.m.
#5 Virginia 5, Columbia 0
Columbia (0-1-0) 0 0 0 #5 Virginia (1-0-0) 2 3 5
Scoring Summary 1. UVa. Reyering, 1 (N.Barlow, 1) 1' 2. UVa. Reyering, 2 (penalty kick) 35' 3. UVa. Tierney, 1 (J.Barlow, 1) 62' 4. UVa. Tierney, 2 (LaBauex, 1) 73' 5. UVa. Ayotte, 1 (unassisted) 79'
UVa Col Shots: 22 3 Corners: 4 2 Saves: 1 8 Fouls: 12 22 YC/RC: 1/0 5/1
Weather: 80 degrees, periods of rain Attendance: 2197
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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