Sept. 28, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's soccer team lost 2-0 to Clemson Friday on a rainy evening at Klöckner Stadium. Virginia fell to 5-4-1 (1-2 ACC), while Clemson improved to 3-5-2 (2-1-1 ACC) with the road win.
Playing its seventh match in 22 days, UVa struggled through a sluggish first half, and Clemson scored first in the 27th minute when Manolo Sanchez took a pass near the goal line and fired a low cross across the box to a wide open Ara Amirkhanian, who buried the shot from short distance. It was Amirkhanian's second goal of the season.
UVa's offense peppered Clemson with eight shots in the first 21 minutes of the second half, but to no avail. The Cavaliers' best chance for the equalizer came in the 64th minute when Eric Bird (So., Virginia Beach, Va.) slipped a ball through the Clemson defense to a streaking Marcus Salandy-Defour (Fr., Kensington, Md.), who found himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Chris Glodack, but the shot went just wide.
The Tigers added an insurance goal in the 74th minute when Sanchez served the ball into the center of the box, and an open Austin Savage knocked it past UVa goalkeeper Spencer LaCivita (So., Raleigh, N.C.). It marked just the second time this year that the Cavaliers have surrendered more than one goal in a match.
Virginia finished with an 11-9 shots advantage. UVa out-shot Clemson, 10-4, in the second half after recording only one shot in the first half. UVa put two shots on goal, while CU recorded three shots on goal. Clemson was called for 18 fouls, compared to 13 for UVa.
LaCivita made one save, while Glodack was credited with two saves in earning the shutout.
Virginia gets a week off before traveling to College Park, Md., next Friday to take on top-ranked Maryland. The game will be televised by FOX Soccer Channel.
Power Surge Contributing to Cavaliers' SuccessBaseball5/21/16Timely home runs helped No. 8 Virginia win the first two games of its series with ACC rival Virginia Tech at Davenport Field.Versatile Doherty Delivers AgainBaseball5/20/16On a night when starter Connor Jones struggled, Kevin Doherty pitched four innings of scoreless relief in No. 8 Virginia win over Virginia Tech at Davenport Field.Long Thriving in New SurroundingsWomen's Rowing5/19/16Virginia rower Heidi Long, who's from England, was named the ACC freshman of the year last week.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Announces Spring Exhibition Schedule
M. Soccer | 3/2/2016
The spring slate features four friendlies against nearby college programs, including three in...
Virginia Welcomes 10 Student-Athletes for 2016-17
M. Soccer | 2/25/2016
Ranked third nationally by Top Drawer Soccer, the talented group features 10 student-athletes,...
Caldwell and Wharton Named to All-ACC Academic Team
M. Soccer | 2/9/2016
Wharton was honored on the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time, while Caldwell was a first-t...
Scott Thomsen Inks MLS Homegrown Contract with New York Red ...
M. Soccer | 12/23/2015
Thomsen played 66 career matches for Virginia and was a key figure in UVA’s run to the 2014...
Etienne Signs MLS Homegrown Contract
M. Soccer | 12/21/2015
Etienne is the second Virginia player to ink a homegrown deal in the last three seasons, joining ...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Will Look to Refocus in 2016
M. Soccer | 12/11/2015
Virginia, which won the NCAA men's soccer title in 2014, lost in the round of 32 this year. A...
Wharton Named to NSCAA All-South Region Team
M. Soccer | 12/09/2015
The team captain played the most minutes of any Virginia field player (1,673 of a possible 1,680).
Klöckner: College Soccer Field of Year
M. Soccer | 11/30/2015
The pitch at Klöckner Stadium has been tabbed as college soccer's 2015 Field of the Year by ...
- Online Stores