Sept. 28, 1997
Men's Soccer Downs North Carolina 2-1 in Overtime
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Sophomore forward Brian West (Columbia, Md.) scored at the 108:28 mark in sudden death overtime to give the University of Virginia a 2-1 victory over North Carolina. West totaled a goal and an assist in the game as the Cavaliers won their fourth straight contest and extended their unbeaten streak to eight games. Virginia improves to 6-1-2 on the season, while the Tar Heels fall to 2-6-0
"The conditions were tough to play in today," said UVa head coach George Gelnovatch. "The field was not in very good shape with all the rain, and North Carolina came in here badly needing a win in the ACC. They dropped people back and made it tough for us to score. We didn't put away some early chances, which also made it tough on us after they got the first goal. But we showed a lot of character, under these conditions, to come back and win this game."
North Carolina opened the scoring just before halftime on a goal by senior midfielder Carey Talley. Sophomore defender David Popp sent a cross from the right flank, which Talley collected in the penalty box and knocked in from 12 yards out. The Cavaliers tied up the game just after the intermission on a goal by senior forward Matt Leonard (Fairfax Station, Va.). The play began when West played the ball to freshman midfielder Chris Albright (Philadelphia, Pa.) in the right side of the penalty box. Albright took a shot from 16 yards out which would have gone wide, but Leonard was there to knock it into the goal from six yards away in the center.
The score remained tied through the rest of regulation and into the second overtime period, when West's goal ended the contest. Freshman midfielder Jason Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) had the ball on the left side near midfield and played it ahead to junior midfielder Ben Olsen (Middletown, Pa.) in the center. Olsen then slid a pass to West at the top right side of the penalty box, where he dribbled once before scoring from 12 yards away.
Junior goalkeeper Brock Yetso (Columbia, Md.) made five saves for the Cavaliers, while North Carolina goalkeeper Daniel Popik had four saves.
Virginia will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 1, when it plays host to Liberty at 7:00 p.m. The game will be the second half of a doubleheader, which will also feature the UVa women playing against William & Mary at 5:00 p.m.
Virginia 2, North Carolina 1 (OT) North Carolina (2-6-0) 1 0 0 0 - 1 Virginia (6-1-2) 0 1 0 1 - 2 Scoring: North Carolina - Carey Talley (David Popp) 40:54; Virginia - Matt Leonard (Chris Albright, Brian West) 47:30; Virginia - West (Ben Olsen, Jason Moore) 108:28. Shots: North Carolina 11, Virginia 14; Saves: North Carolina 4 (Daniel Popik 4), Virginia 5 (Brock Yetso 5); Corner Kicks: North Carolina 3, Virginia 9; Fouls: North Carolina 26, Virginia 15; Offsides: North Carolina 5, Virginia 5; Attendance: 904.
Hunter Continues to Blossom for 'HoosMen's Basketball1/22/18Another strong performance off the bench by redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter helped No. 2 Virginia rally for a 59-49 win at Wake Forest on Sunday night.1992-93 Cavaliers Step Back Into SpotlightWomen's Basketball1/20/18The 1992-93 Virginia women's basketball team will be honored Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.'Hoos Make Themselves at Home in AtlantaMen's Basketball1/19/18No. 2 Virginia, which plays Sunday at Wake Forest, stretched its winning streak to nine games with a victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday night.
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.
Caldwell, Opoku Selected in MLS SuperDraft
M. Soccer | 1/19/2018
Jeff Caldwell was selected in the first round by New York City FC and Edward Opoku was taken in...
Aguilar, Sullivan Selected in Third Round of SuperDraft
M. Soccer | 1/21/2018
The Houston Dynamo took both Pablo Aguilar and Sheldon Sullivan in the third round of the MLS...
Opoku Signs Generation Adidas Contract
M. Soccer | 1/11/2018
Virginia junior Edward Opoku signed a Generation adidas contract offer from Major League Soccer (...
Boss to Depart UVA, Named Oregon State Head Coach
M. Soccer | 12/28/2017
Associate Head Coach Terry Boss has been named the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Oregon State ...
Aguilar, Caldwell Receive MLS Combine Invites
M. Soccer | 12/22/2017
Pablo Aguilar and Jeff Caldwell were among 60 College players invited to participate at the 2018 ...
Additional Accolades Roll in for Koffi, Bell
M. Soccer | 12/19/2017
Junior Jean-Christophe Koffi and freshman Joe Bell were honored by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Virginia Trio Gets VaSID All-State Nod
M. Soccer | 12/13/2017
The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) listed Sergi Nus, Jeff Caldwell and Jean-Christ...
Cavaliers Land Five on All-South Region Team
M. Soccer | 12/02/2017
A total of five Virginia men’s soccer players were listed on the 2017 United Soccer Coaches...
- Online Stores