Sept. 16, 1997
UVa Women's Soccer Set for the First Coca-Cola Classic
THE COCA-COLA CLASSIC: The Cavaliers return home this weekend to play
host to the first-ever Coca-Cola Women's Soccer Classic. Coca-Cola has
sponsored a men's soccer tournament at UVa for the last 13 years, but 1997
marks the beginning of a new tradition with the first women's tournament. Along
with the Cavaliers, the Classic will feature Kansas, Princeton and Virginia
Commonwealth. Virginia will be facing both the Jayhawks and the Tigers for the
first time this weekend. VCU, which will not play the Cavaliers, will make its
second trip to Kloeckner Stadium, following a 5-0 loss to Virginia last
September. The schedule for this weekend's games follows:
Sept. 19 Princeton vs. Virginia Commonwealth 5:00 p.m.
Kansas vs. No. 5 Virginia 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 Kansas vs. Virginia Commonwealth 5:00 p.m.
Princeton vs. No. 5 Virginia 7:00 p.m.
The PORTLAND Recap: Jennifer Rawlings scored the only goal as the
Cavaliers upset third-ranked Portland 1-0 to claim the championship of the
adidas / Lady Footlocker Classic. The game was scoreless until the 80th minute
when Angela Hucles drove the left flank and crossed the ball deep into the
penalty box. The pass slipped through the hands of Portland goalkeeper Angela
Harrison before Rawlings knocked it into the net from five yards out. Cavalier
goalkeeper Megan Boehm made four saves while recording her first shutout of the
season, and Karem Esteva was named the tournament's Defensive MVP following the
game. Virginia became only the third team to win at Portland since 1990, along
with North Carolina and Notre Dame.
Forward Angela Hucles
The WASHINGTON Recap: Jill Maxwell scored as a pair of goal as Virginia
posted a 4-2 win over Washington on the first day of the adidas / Lady
Footlocker Classic in Portland, Ore. Washington's Jana Wilson opened the
scoring off a feed from Katey Ward in the 18th minute, but Maxwell tied up the
score at 1-1 when she put home a rebound off a shot by Angela Hucles at 27:36.
In the second half, Katie Tracy gave the Cavaliers the lead in the 56th minute
on a feed from Wendy Hartwig. Maxwell's second goal came just over three
minutes later, assisted by Tracey Lache, before the Huskies' Theresa Wagner
scored in the 75th minute to cut the UVa lead to 3-2. Hucles concluded the
scoring with just under five minutes to play with an unassisted goal.
The Old Dominion Recap: The Cavaliers won their first home game of the
season with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Old Dominion at Kloeckner
Stadium. The Monarchs grabbed an early lead, when Paula Beaudette knocked home
a pass from Jennifer Gillespie in the fourth minute. Old Dominion held the 1-0
advantage until the 53:10 mark when Kelly McLaughlin headed in a Lindsay Ritter
corner kick to tie up the score. Angela Hucles then scored the game-winning
goal in the 84th minute, taking a pass from Jill Maxwell and scoring from 15
yards out in the right center. Cavalier goalkeeper Megan Boehm came off the
bench to play a scoreless second half and make three saves, while Old
Dominion's Sharon McLellan had nine saves. UVa outshot the Monarchs 28-5 on the
FORWARDS CARRY THE SCORING LOAD: Junior forward Jill Maxwell and
sophomore forward Angela Hucles have been the main offensive threats for the
Cavaliers so far this season. Through five games, Hucles leads the team in
scoring with eight points on three goals and two assists, while Maxwell stands
second with seven points on three goals and one assist. Together, the pair has
combined for half of Virginia's 12 goals and nearly half of its seven assists.
The two scored their goals at some key moments last week, with Hucles hitting
the game winner against Old Dominion and Maxwell knocking in the game winner