September 21, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior forward Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) scored the game winning goal in the 20th minute to lead the #13 University of Virginia in a 5-1 victory over the #11 Duke Blue Devils today at Klockner Stadium. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in the ACC, while the Blue Devils fall to 3-4 and 0-2 in the conference.
Virginia began the scoring early as freshman Lori Lindsey (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) placed the ball in the back of the net three minutes into the game. Freshman defender Ashley Meeker (Zanoni, Va./Hampton Roads Academy) dribbled the ball up the right side of the field and crossed the ball to Lindsey. Lindsey weaved the ball through the Duke defense and shot it in the upper left corner of the goal to put Virginia ahead 1-0.
The Cavaliers, who never trailed, went up 2-0 at the 19 minute mark when Hucles received the ball in the penalty box and put the ball past Duke goalie Isis Dallis. Hucles goal proved to be the game-winner.
But the Blue Devils answered back one minute later when senior midfielder Kari Junker took a pass from sophomore Kasey Truman and drove the ball into the net to make the score 2-1.
The Cavaliers scored in the 59th minute when Lindsey passed the ball to Hucles who dribbled into the penalty box and blasted a shot into the lower left corner of the net past the outstretched arms of Duke goalkeeper Dana Piper. The score put Virginia up 3-1.
Virginia senior Jill Maxwell (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) was taken down in the penalty box at the 77 minute mark and Lindsey connected on the penalty kick to make the score 4-1. The Cavaliers scored again seven minutes later when freshman Darci Borski (Philadelphia, Pa./Nazareth Academy) knocked a shot off the left goal post and into the net for the final tally of the game to give the Cavaliers a 5-1 victory.
The win marks the first time the Cavaliers have defeated the Blue Devils since 1990. Virginia tied Duke four times in the regular season between 1991-1994 and have lost five in a row to Duke since the 1995 season.
Virginia outshot Duke 21-4 and also had the advantage in corner kicks, 10-6. The Cavaliers will face Portland in the Coca Cola Classic on September 25. Game time is set for 7:00 pm at Kloeckner Stadium.
Virginia 5, Duke 1Duke (3-3) 1 0 - 1 Virginia (5-2) 2 3 - 5
Virginia: Lindsey/3rd, Hucles/19th, Hucles (Lindsey)/58th, Lindsey/77th, Borski/84th.
Duke: Junker (Truman)/20th.
Shots: Virginia: 21, Duke: 4.
Saves: Virginia: 3, Duke: 8.
Corner Kicks: Virginia: 10, Duke: 6.
Fouls: Virginia: 10, Duke: 6.
Offsides: Virginia: 6, Duke: 0.