Oct. 28, 1997

UVa Women's Soccer Plays Host to Maryland and UNC

Megan Boehm
Cavs Goalkeeper Megan Boehm

THE SLATE: The ninth-ranked Cavaliers (12-2-2) will play their final two homes games of the regular season this week. Maryland will pay a visit to Kloeckner Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m., then North Carolina will come to town for a 1:00 p.m. contest on Sunday, Nov. 2. Following those games the Cavaliers will head to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the ACC Tournament. The quarterfinals will take place on Nov. 6, with the semifinals coming on Nov. 7 and the championship game being played on Nov. 9. The Cavaliers are currently tied with Maryland for third place in the ACC, as both teams have 3-2-0 conference records.

THE SERIES WITH MARYLAND: This will be the 19th meeting between the Cavaliers and the Terrapins, with Virginia leading the all-time series 16-0-2. Virginia had won the first 15 games played between the schools, before a 1-1 tie during the 1994 ACC Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. (the Terrapins advanced on penalty kicks). The other tie between the teams came last year in a 1-1 game played in College Park. The Cavaliers stand 5-0-0 against the Terrapins in games played in Charlottesville, including a 2-0-0 mark at Kloeckner Stadium. In the 18 previous meetings, Virginia has outscored Maryland 63-8.

THE SERIES WITH NORTH CAROLINA: The series with the Tar Heels has been completely one-sided, as North Carolina is 19-0-0 all-time against the Cavaliers. North Carolina has outscored Virginia 72-4 in those 19 games, but two of the Cavaliers four goals came in the last meeting (a 5-2 win by the Tar Heels in the 1996 ACC Tournament). North Carolina has won all six times it has played UVa in Charlottesville, including a 2-0-0 record at Kloeckner Stadium (with a 2-1 win in 1993 and a 3-0 victory in 1995).

THE LAST MEETING WITH THE TERRAPINS -- VIRGINIA 1, MARYLAND 1 (OT): The 10th ranked Cavaliers ended what had been a perfect season for No. 4 Maryland with a 1-1 tie at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md. Neither team scored during regulation, before the Terrapins hit the first goal just over 10 minutes into overtime. Emmy Harbo scored on a rebound following a save by Virginia goalkeeper Liza Tatar. With just over five minutes to play in the second overtime period, the Cavaliers tied the game on a goal by Kelly Buszkiewicz. Dina Padula passed the ball to Buszkiewicz, who nailed a 30-yard shot into the upper right corner of the goal. Tatar, who was filling in for injured starter Megan Boehm, made 13 saves for the Cavaliers.

THE LAST MEETING WITH THE TAR HEELS -- NORTH CAROLINA 5, VIRGINIA 2: No. 2 ranked North Carolina scored five unanswered goals to overcome an early deficit and down No. 11 Virginia 5-2 in the semifinals of the 1996 ACC Tournament. Jennifer Keefe gave the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead at the 16:30 mark, when she hit from eight yards out in the center. Laurie Schwoy tied the game at the 20:18 mark, then Robin Confer put the Tar Heels ahead to stay with a goal at 22:55. In the second half, Confer, Cindy Parlow and Debbie Keller all scored to give North Carolina a 5-1 lead. Lindsay Ritter added the first goal of her collegiate career at the 85:01 mark, hitting from 20 yards at the top right side of the box to make the final score 5-2.

THE CLEMSON RECAP: The sixth-ranked Cavaliers lost only their second game of the season, as they dropped a 2-0 decision at No. 17 Clemson in their last contest on Oct. 24. Sara Burkett scored the game-winning goal for the Tigers at the 44:41 mark on a double assists from Libby King and Jackie Cooper. Clemson added an insurance goal at the 69:03 mark, when Amy Gray scored off an assist from Sheri Bueter. The Tigers held a 19-9 advantage in shots, including a 13-4 edge in the second half. Megan Boehm made eight saves in goal for the Cavaliers.

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