Oct. 19, 1997
Virginia Men's Soccer Ties Clemson 1-1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Senior forward Sam Franklin (Arlington, Va.) scored for the first time since his freshman season in 1994, but it was not enough as the sixth-ranked University of Virginia men's soccer team could manage only a tie with No. 20 Clemson at Kloeckner Stadium. The Cavaliers dominated the game on the offensive end, holding a 24-13 advantage in shots and a 17-9 edge in corner kick, but were able to convert for any one goal. Virginia now stands 9-2-3 overall and 2-1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Tigers are 7-4-3 overall and 1-2-1 in the ACC.
"We have really struggled finishing our scoring chances the last few weeks," said UVa head coach George Gelnovatch. "We had a lot of good opportunities to score today and couldn't take advantage of it. There is no real lack of effort, it is just a mental thing for us right now. Still, any time you have two penalty kicks in a game, you should win. In addition, the goal they scored was basically a gift."
Clemson opened the scoring at the 28:07 mark on an unassisted goal by sophomore midfielder Wojciech Krakowiak. Sophomore midfielder Nathan Rawlins played a cross from the left wing into the penalty box, which UVa sophomore defender Michael Green (Columbia, Md.) chested to the ground. Before Green was able to clear the ball, Krakowiak stole it from him and scored from eight yards out in the center.
The Cavaliers tied up the game on Franklin's goal just after the intermission at 45:58. Clemson was called for a hand ball in the box, giving the Cavaliers a penalty kick. Franklin's initial shot on the penalty kick was saved by Clemson senior goalkeeper Matt Jordan, but Franklin put in the rebound from six yards out to tie up the game.
Jordan played an excellent game in goal for the Tigers with nine saves, including one on a penalty kick by UVa junior midfielder Ben Olsen (Middletown, Pa.) early in the first half. The Cavaliers were awarded that penalty kick after sophomore forward Brian West (Columbia, Md.) was fouled in the box. Virginia junior goalkeeper Brock Yetso (Columbia, Md.) made two saves in the game.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 25, when they travel to Duke for a 7:00 p.m. game.
Virginia 1, Clemson 1 (OT) Clemson (7-4-3) 1 0 0 0 - 1 Virginia (9-2-3) 0 1 0 0 - 1
Scoring: Clemson - Wojciech Krakowiak 28:07; Virginia - Sam Franklin 45:58. Shots: Clemson 13, Virginia 24; Saves: Clemson 9 (Matt Jordan 9), Virginia 2 (Brock Yetso 2); Corner Kicks: Clemson 9, Virginia 17; Fouls: Clemson 21, Virginia 22; Offsides: Clemson 4, Virginia 0; Attendance: 1,920.
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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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