Sept. 22, 1997
UVa Women's Soccer to face GW, Duke and Wake Forest
THE ROAD AHEAD: The Cavaliers will conclude their current homestand
on Tuesday, Sept. 23, when they play host to George Washington at 7:00 p.m. UVa
will be looking for revenge, as the Colonial Women posted their first-ever win
in the series last year by score of 2-1. Following that game, the Cavaliers will
hit the road for their first two Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season.
Virginia will play at ninth ranked Duke on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 p.m., and
then head to No. 12 Wake Forest for a 1:00 p.m. contest on Sunday, Sept. 28.
THE SERIES RECORDS: Virginia leads the all-time series with George
Washington 10-1-0, with the Colonial Women gaining their only win last year. In
the previous 10 games, the Cavaliers had outscored G.W. 24-5. Duke and UVa stand
tied in their all-time series 5-5-4, but the Blue Devils have been dominant in
recent years. After the Cavaliers won the first five games between the schools,
Duke has gone 5-0-4 with four straight wins over the last two years. Wake Forest
has played Virginia three times before this season, with UVa winning every game
and outscoring the Demon Deacons 12-1.
THE PRINCETON RECAP: Angela Hucles had two goals and an assist as the
fifth-ranked Cavaliers posted a 3-0 victory over Princeton to claim the
championship of the Coca-Cola Classic. Hucles opened the scoring with less than
three minutes remaining in the first half when she volleyed in a cross from
Breanne Smith. Jill Maxwell increased the lead to 2-0 less than three minutes
after the intermission, when she knocked in a pass from Tracey Lache. Hucles
concluded the scoring at 65:25, when her long shot from 30 yards on the right
wing hooked into the net. Hucles was named the Offensive MVP of the tournament,
while Carryn Weigand earned Defensive MVP honors.
THE KANSAS RECAP: The Cavaliers used a hat trick from Angela Hucles
to power the offense in a 4-0 win over Kansas on the first day of the Coca-Cola
Classic. Hucles first goal came at the 2:30 mark, when her crossing pass was
deflected into the goal by a Jayhawk defender. She added her second goal just
over four minutes later, knocking in a pass from Jill Maxwell from eight yards
out in the right side of the box. Hucles completed the hat trick at the 15:10
mark, taking a pass from Jennifer Rawlings in the left side of the box and
hitting from 12 yards away. Tammy Westinghouse scored her first collegiate goal
at 85:14 to finish off the scoring.
CAVALIERS IN THE RANKINGS: Once again this season, Virginia is among
the top ranked teams in the nation. Heading into the game with George
Washington, UVa stands fourth in the Soccer America poll, while being ranked No.
3 by the NSCAA, No. 4 by Soccer News and No. 3 by Soccer Buzz. On the year, the
Cavaliers have been ranked lower than ninth only once (coming in 11th in the
NSCAA preseason poll).
HUCLES CLIMBS SCORING CHARTS: With 19 points on eight goals and three
assists in only seven games this season, sophomore forward Angela Hucles ranks
fourth in the ACC and 14th in the nation in scoring. She has also broken into
the UVa all-time top 10 for both goals and points, even though this is only her
second season of play. Hucles stands tied for eighth all-time in goals (25) and
10th in points with 53. She is also tied for fifth all-time in game-winning
goals with nine. During her career with the Cavaliers, Hucles has averaged
nearly a goal a game (25 goals in 26 games).
DEFENSE CONTINUES SHUTOUT STREAK: With the two wins in the Coca-Cola
Classic last weekend, the UVa defense has now shutout its last three opponents
(Portland, Kansas and Princeton). For the year, the Cavaliers now have four
shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.74. Sophomore goalkeeper Megan
Boehm has been one of the main reasons for the success, posting a 5-0-0 record
with an 0.51 goals against average and 10 saves, after missing the first two
games of the year due to injury.