Nov. 19, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Fordham (13-4-5) broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute to advance to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia concluded its 2017 campaign with a 12-4-5 overall record.
The Rams began the game-winning sequence with a shot on target by Jannik Loebe that was denied by Jeff Caldwell (Todd, N.C.). Loebe corralled the rebound and crossed it to the head of Eric Ohlendorf who was able to deflect it past Caldwell for the game-winner. The goal for Ohlendorf was his first of the season.
“It’s disappointing, they (Fordham) were able to get a goal late in the game where the ball was kind of knocked around there in the box,” said head coach George Gelnovatch. “I just told the guys, that’s sports, that’s soccer. It’s sad for some of our fourth-year guys who were unable to get a chance to play for a national championship in their final year.”
The Cavaliers were unable to generate a quality chance in the final seven minutes, attempting just one shot that was blocked out in front of the 18-yard box. For the game, Virginia out-shot the Fordham, 9-7, with five of its shots going on net.
Ram goalkeeper Rashid Nuhu made a game-high, five saves on the night including a point-blank save on an Edward Opoku header in the in the 77th minute. Caldwell faced six, second-half shots and made both of his saves in the second half of play.
Caldwell, one of the most decorated goalkeepers in UVA history, finished his career with 190 saves and a .85 goals against average. He ranks in the top five every career goalkeeping category and earned All-ACC honors in three of his four seasons on grounds.
The Rams will advance to play Duke in Durham, N.C. next weekend. A date and time are to be determined.
-Virginia made its 37th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I soccer.
-Sunday’s match marked the first ever meeting between Fordham and Virginia.
-In the NCAA Tournament, Virginia moves to 62-32-5 and suffers only its 12th loss in 49 NCAA Tournament games at Klöckner Stadium.
-The Cavaliers drop to 21-11-1 all-time in the second round and fail to make it into the third round for the third time in the last six seasons.
-With 90 minutes played, Caldwell became only the fifth goalkeeper in UVA history to log 2,000 minutes in a season (2,022).
Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.Hall Working to Raise NBA StockMen's Basketball6/12/18By the time the NBA draft arrives on June 21, former UVA guard Devon Hall will have worked out for nearly two-thirds of the league's 30 teams.Mueller Sets Sights on World TitleWrestling6/11/18Early this month, Jack Mueller, a rising junior at UVA, clinched a spot on the U.S. team that will compete at the U23 freestyle world championships in Romania.
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.
Jeff White: Nus Traveling Road to Recovery
M. Soccer | 6/18/2018
Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be...
Men's Soccer Unveils 2018 Schedule
M. Soccer | 6/7/2018
The Virginia men’s soccer program announced its 2018 schedule that features 11 home dates...
Virginia to Play Maryland at Audi Field
M. Soccer | 5/15/2018
Cavaliers will play former ACC foe, Maryland on September 3, 2018 at Audi Field.
Barnold Takes Position with U.S. Soccer
M. Soccer | 5/4/2018
A.J. Barnold has landed a full-time role at U.S. Soccer, working closely with the United States...
Jeff White: Kessler Earning High Marks On and Off Field
M. Soccer | 4/12/2018
A rising sophomore who arrived at UVA in January 2017 with an associate's degree, Henry Kessler...
Ryan Hopkins Hired as Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
M. Soccer | 2/14/2018
Ryan Hopkins has been hired as an assistant coach for the Virginia men's soccer program, as...
Virginia Will Be Part of U.S. Soccer Spring Program
M. Soccer | 02/08/2018
Seven-time national champion, Virginia will compete in the first-ever U.S. Soccer Spring Program,...
Caldwell, Opoku Selected in MLS SuperDraft
M. Soccer | 01/19/2018
Jeff Caldwell was selected in the first round by New York City FC and Edward Opoku was taken in...
- Online Stores