Nov. 17, 2013
GERMANTOWN, Md. - Top-seeded Maryland scored on an own goal in the 88th minute to win the 2013 ACC Men's Soccer Championship, 1-0, over Virginia on Sunday afternoon in front of 4,763 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. The sixth-seeded Cavaliers (10-5-5), who reached the championship after defeating third-seeded Wake Forest in the quarterfinals and advancing past second-seeded Notre Dame on penalty kicks in the semifinals, now will await their NCAA tournament fate.
The field of 48 for the NCAA tournament will be announced at noon Monday on NCAA.com. The tournament begins Thursday (Nov. 21), with second-round action slated for next Sunday (Nov. 24).
"These ACC championship games I think are always like this," Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. "In looking at the shots at 6-5 and I think a lot of it has to do with playing so many games. Playing a game Tuesday night, playing Friday night and then playing Sunday. In all of our cases, we're playing national championship caliber teams - three teams in five days. That's what I think the games sometimes look like. I think my comment to TV at halftime was that it's going to be one mistake. It was going to be a restart or a mistake or something like what happened."
The Cavaliers suffered just their second defeat in their last 16 matches and were shut out for only the fourth time in 20 matches.
Virginia out-shot Maryland, 6-5, in a contest that featured limited scoring chances on both sides. The Terrapins put two shots on goal to one for UVa. Virginia goalkeeper Calle Brown (R-Jr., Leesburg, Va.) saved a pair of shots, while Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen saved the lone shot on goal that he faced.
Maryland took four corner kicks to one for UVa. The Terrapins were called for 10 fouls, while Virginia was whistled for eight.
Despite plenty of open-field action in the first half, the teams combined for just three shots. UVa's lone shot on goal in the game came in the 34th minute when Darius Madison (So., Philadelphia, Pa.) outworked a Maryland defender for a ball downfield before taking a tough-angle shot that was stopped by Steffan.
The defenses again controlled the game in the second half. Maryland scored the lone goal in the 88th minute when Patrick Mullins beat the UVa defenders and drove deep into the box before sending a low, hard cross which ricocheted directly off the leg of Kevin McBride and into the goal for an own goal.
"The nice piece is that this is not the end of the season," Gelnovatch said. "It feels like it is, losing a game like this, but it's not. I feel like we'll get a first-round bye (in the NCAA tournament), at least, so we won't have to play Thursday which is good."
Following the match, four Cavaliers were named to the all-tournament team: Brown, Eric Bird (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.), Marcus Salandy-Defour (So., Kensington, Md.) and Todd Wharton (So., Glen Allen, Va.).
2013 ACC All-Tournament Team
Thomas McNamara, Clemson
Harrison Shipp, Notre Dame
Patrick Hodan, Notre Dame
Calle Brown, Virginia
Marcus Salandy-Defour, Virginia
Todd Wharton, Virginia
Eric Bird, Virginia
Michael Sauers, Maryland
Dan Metzger, Maryland
Mikey Ambrose, Maryland
Patrick Mullins Maryland - MVP
End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.'Hoos Have Plenty in Reserve at JPJMen's Basketball11/26/15No. 12 Virginia received 30 points from its reserves in an 80-54 win over Lehigh on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
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 Earns 35th Straight NCAA Tournament Berth
M. Soccer | 11/16/2015
Virginia (9-4-3) plays host to Rider (14-5-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in a first-round match...
Five Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Honors
M. Soccer | 11/10/2015
Midfielders Jake Rozhansky and Todd Wharton were named to the All-ACC second team, while...
No. 13 Virginia Falls in ACC Quarterfinals at No. 9 Notre...
M. Soccer | 11/8/2015
The 48-team NCAA tournament field will be announced next Monday (Nov. 16) at 1 p.m. on NCAA.com.
No. 13 Virginia Travels to No. 9 Notre Dame Sunday for ACC...
M. Soccer | 11/6/2015
No. 13 Virginia Plays No. 5 North Carolina to Scoreless Draw
M. Soccer | 10/30/2015
Virginia completed its regular season with a 9-3-3 record (4-2-2 ACC), while North Carolina...
Jeff White: Precocious Freshman Rounding Into Complete Player
M. Soccer | 10/30/2015
Freshman midfielder Derrick Etienne is becoming a force for 13th-ranked Virginia, which hosts No....
No. 13 Virginia Plays Host to No. 5 UNC Friday in Regular-Se...
M. Soccer | 10/29/2015
No. 16 Virginia Downs Virginia Tech, 1-0
M. Soccer | 10/23/2015
With the result, Virginia moved into fourth place in the overall ACC standings heading into the...
- Online Stores