Nov. 15, 1997
Virginia Defeats James Madison on Hucles' Hat Trick
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia defeated James Madison by a score of 3-1 in front of 350 spectators at Klockner Stadium in the opening round of the 1997 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament.
Angela Hucles recorded a hat trick in the first half of play, giving Virginia all the points it would need for the victory. Hucles first goal came at the 7:27 mark of the first half, when she took a loose ball at midfield and connected on a shot from 14 feet away to put Virginia up 1-0. Just over ten minutes later at the 17:52 mark, Hucles scored again on a 10-foot shot into the right corner of the goal which gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead. With slightly over eight minutes to play in the first half, Hucles connected on her third goal at the 36:58 mark to make it a 3-0 Virginia lead. The Cavaliers outshot the Dukes 6-2 in the first half of play, and took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
James Madison came out firing in the second half, and made the score 3-1 when Lenore Bray connected with Lauren Stritzl at the 64:00 mark of the second half. The Dukes put forth a late charge, however, the defense helped to seal the victory for Virginia in the second half, despite being outshot 8-2.
"It's a great win. It is the first NCAA win that any of these players had," Virginia head coach April Heinrichs said. "The first 30 minutes of the game, we were outstanding. Every single player was at an optimum level, and took responsibility and focused on what they had to do well."
With the win, Virginia improves to 14-4-2 overall, and will advance to play the winner of the Penn State vs. William & Mary game on Sunday (Nov. 16).
James Madison ends the season with a record of 13-7-2 overall.
Virginia 3, James Madison 1
James Madison ( 13-7-2) 0 1 - 1
Virginia ( 14-4-2) 3 0 - 3
Scoring: Virginia: Hucles (3), James Madison: Stritzl (Bray).
Shots: Virginia: 8, James Madison: 10.
Saves: Virginia: 5, James Madison: 2.
Corner Kicks: Virginia: 2, James Madison: 2.
Fouls: Virginia: 10, James Madison: 17.
Offsides: Virginia: 2, James Madison: 0.
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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.
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