Virginia Soccer Forges 2-2 Tie with Wake Forest
September 20, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Cavalier freshman Steve Totten (Allentown, N.J./Peddie) lifted the ball into the goal with less than three minutes in regulation to send the Virginia-Wake Forest game into overtime, which resulted in a tie for the two ACC schools. Cavalier goalie Brock Yetso (Columbia, Md./Centennial) made a number of spectacular saves that preserved the tie for the Cavaliers. With the win, the Cavaliers stay unbeaten at 4-0-2 while Wake Forest moves to 4-1-1.
Virginia opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a blast from Ryan Trout (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) 23 yards out from the cage. He had corralled a ball from Matt Chulis (Central Islip, N.Y./Central Islip) and rocketed off a shot that went past the Wake keeper.
The Demon Deacons tied the game off a long thrown in as Chris Lonteen scored from six yards in front of the net. Chad Evans flicked a long throw in from Brock Hilpert to Lonteen’s feet where he shot uncontested into the net. The teams entered halftime tied at 1-1.
Wake Forest went up 2-1 five minutes into the second half as Lonteen struck from 15 yards out, collecting a rebound off the post off a shot by Kyle Bachmeier. The Demon Deacons seemed to have the game in hand with a lead with under five minutes to play, but Sheldon Barnes (Miramar, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) kept a corner kick alive and flicked the ball to Totten, who saw the Wake goalie at the near post and lifted the ball to the far post, tying the game at 2-2.
Wake had a number of close chances throughout the game, including a blast from Bachmeier in the opening minutes that was cleared off the line by Chulis. Bachmeier had another shot on a sharp angle that Yetso made a diving save for in the second period, and Yetso made another leaping save on a blast from Stauffer with minutes to go in regulation. Four minutes into the overtime period, Wake’s Ben Stauffer missed a shot from six yards out.
Virginia was without the services of sophomore midfielder Jason Moore, who left the game with an injury in the first two minutes of play. Virginia will face Marshall at home on Wednesday, September 23. Game time against the Thundering Herd is 7:00 pm.
Virginia 2, Wake Forest 2Scoring 1 2 1ot 2ot Final (records)Virginia 1 1 0 0 2 (4-0-2)Wake Forest 1 1 0 0 2 (4-1-1)
Goals: Virginia: Trout (Chulis) /11th, Totten/87th Wake Forest: Lonteen (Hilpert, Evans)/21, Lonteen (Bachmeier)/50th Shots: V: 17, WF: 21Corner Kicks: V: 6, WF: 10Saves: V: 8(Forensich 2, Yetso 5, Chulis 1), WF:5(Connor,5)Fouls: V: 24, WF: 21Offsides: V: 3, WF: 2Attendance: 2917 (Spry Stadium record)