BLACKSBURG, Va. - The No. 7 Virginia women's soccer team opened ACC play Thursday night with a 3-0 victory at in-state rival Virginia Tech. Gloria Douglas (Fayetteville, N.C.) had a goal and an assist to lead the Cavaliers, who improved to 7-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the conference. The Hokies fell to 6-4-0 overall and 0-0-1 in the ACC.
"Anytime you can go on the road in the ACC and get a 3-0 win, you are obviously pleased," said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. "After a little shaky start, we settled down and played very well in the second half. We showed a lot of grit and played some very nice soccer tonight. There are a lot of positives to take from this game, especially after the disappointment at West Virginia."
For the first time in four games, the Cavaliers scored a first half goal as they took the lead in the 32nd minute. Colleen Flanagan's (Downingtown, Pa.) pass over the top of the defense sent Douglas in on a breakaway. Douglas tucked her shot just inside the far post for her second goal of the year.
Virginia doubled its advantage in the 65th minute. One-touch passing from Douglas and Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) set up a breakaway for Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.), who slipped a shot past the keeper for her seventh goal of the season. Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.) closed out the scoring in the 81st minute, intercepting a pass in the box and poking in her third goal of the season.
"We had a lot of contributions tonight," said Swanson. "We had a lot of great performances off the bench in this game. We have talked a lot about our depth all year, but they did a great job tonight and really made a difference."
Overall, Virginia outshot Virginia Tech 18-9 and had a 5-4 corner kick advantage. Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) made three save for the Cavaliers, posting her sixth shutout of the season. Dayle Colpitts made eight saves for the Hokies.
The Cavaliers have a week off before returning to action on Sept. 30 when they visit No. 6 Maryland. Game time in College Park is set for 7 p.m.
No. 7 Virginia 3, Virginia Tech 0
#7 Virginia (7-1-1, 1-0-0) 1 2 - 3
Virginia Tech (6-4-0, 0-1-0) 0 0 - 0
UVa. Gloria Douglas 2 (Colleen Flanagan 2) 32'
UVa. Sinead Farrelly 7 (Meghan Lenczyk 3, Gloria Douglas 3) 65'
UVa. Lauren Alwine 3 (unassisted) 81'
Shots: UVa 18, VT 9
Corners: UVa 5, VT 4
Saves: UVa 3 (Jones 3), VT 8 (Colpitts 8)
Fouls: UVa 8, VT 6
Offsides: UVa 2, VT 0
End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.No. 1 'Hoos Ready to Roll in CharlotteMen's Basketball3/15/18At approximately 9:20 p.m. Friday, in a South Region game, No. 1 seed UVA (31-2) meets No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the NCAA tournament's first round.'Hoos Ecstatic To Be Dancing AgainWomen's Basketball3/13/18In its first NCAA appearance since 2010, Virginia (18-13) will meet California (21-10) in the first round Friday at 5 p.m. in Columbia, S.C.
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.
Virginia To Play Six Dates As Part Of Spring Schedule
W. Soccer | 3/14/2018
Virginia women's soccer team will face some of the nation's top teams in spring exhibition,...
Three Student-Athletes Earn ACC Postgraduate Honors
W. Soccer | 2/28/2018
Corey Johnson and Holly Sullivan earned the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, while Veronica Latsko...
Five Cavaliers Named To ACC Women's Soccer All-Academic Team
W. Soccer | 2/1/2018
Five members of the Virginia women's soccer team were named to the ACC Women's Soccer All-Academi...
Veronica Latsko Selected By Houston Dash In NWSL Draft
W. Soccer | 1/18/2018
Senior forward Veronica Latsko was selected with the 28th overall pick by the Houston Dash in the...
Cavalier Trio Named To U.S. U-20 Women's National Team
W. Soccer | 1/10/2018
Three members of the Virginia women's soccer team have been named to the U.S. Under-20 Women's...
Ivory, Torres Named To Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI Team
W. Soccer | 12/18/2017
Virginia freshmen Laurel Ivory and Taryn Torres were named to the Freshman Best XI team by Top...
Jeff White: UVA Soccer Expects Continued Success in 2018
W. Soccer | 11/30/2017
UVA's soccer teams, whose seasons ended with NCAA tournament losses this month, are looking to...
Virginia Trio Named All-Region By United Soccer Coaches
W. Soccer | 11/28/2017
Three members of the Virginia women's soccer team were recognized for athletic achievement with...
- Online Stores