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Nov. 13, 1997

Virginia Advances to Semifinals in ACC Soccer Tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. - The No. 2 seeded Virginia Cavaliers shutout No. 7 seeded North Carolina 4-0 in the first round of the 11th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Tournament at the Disney Soccer Complex Thursday. The Cavaliers will face the winner of the N.C. State-Wake Forest match Friday at 5:30 p.m.

The Cavaliers got on the scoreboard at the 30:24 mark of the first half as Matt Leonard knocked in an 18-yard center shot into the upper right corner. Olsen opened the second half with a 25-yard shot past the goalkeeper at the 51:37 mark to go up 2-0. Brian West added Virginia's third goal at the 61:08 mark with a shot from eight yards. Chris Albright scored the final goal with just nine minutes remaining in the match, knocking in a seven yard shot.

No. 7 North Carolina    0   0   - 0 (record: 6-13-0)
No. 2 Virginia          1   3   - 4 (record: 13-3-3)

Scoring Summary:
30:24; Virginia - Leonard (Albright/Olsen)
51:37; Virginia - Olsen (unassisted)
61:08; Virginia - West (Olsen)
80:51; Virginia - Albright (Laughlin)

Shots: Virginia 16, North Carolina 4
Corner Kicks: Virginia 6, North Carolina 3
Goalie Saves: Virginia 1 (Yetso 1), North Carolina 4 (Woodroffe 4)
Fouls: Virginia 30, North Carolina 12


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