September 29, 1998
#10 Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth, Sept. 30, 7:00
Ramming into the Rams:
Virginia will face the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth for only the second time in the history of the programs. Virginia holds the 1-0 lead in the series by virtue of the 5-0 win in Charlottesville in 1996. It will be the Cavaliers second consecutive game against teams from the city of Richmond. It is the first time in Cavalier history that the team has played against two teams from the same city in consecutive games.
Have a Coke and a smile:
Three Cavaliers earned spots on the Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament team with their performances over the weekend. Angela Hucles, who had the game-winner against Richmond; Katie Tracy, who gave Virginia the tie against Portland; and Darci Borski. Virginia finished second in the tournament with a 1-0-1 record. Although both the Cavaliers and the Pilots finished with a 1-0-1 record, Portland won on a greater goal differential (+4 to +1 for Virginia).
Piloting to the tie:
The tie with the Pilots was the second time that the Cavaliers had faced the Pilots and the second time that the Cavaliers had left without a loss. Even though Portland has been the higher-ranked team each time these two teams have faced off, Virginia has still earned at least a tie with the Pilots.
Angela Hucles goal against Richmond, which was the game-winner, gave her 41 goals for her career, adding to her record totals. With her 9 career assists, Hucles now has 91 points which ranks second all-time at Virginia, behind Andrea Rubios 102 points (89-92). Her 13 game-winning goals is also third all-time at UVa, behind Andrea Rubio (17) and Kim Smith (16).
Heads up, Katie Tracy!:
Katie Tracy played heads-up ball against Portland, scoring on a header off a corner kick with unver five minutes to to send the Cavaliers into overtime with the Pilots. It was very similar to last years game against JMU when Tracys header off a corner sent Virginia to the 1-1 tie against the Dukes.
Hat Trick in the ACC:
The Cavaliers have started 3-0 in the ACC, their best start since 1994 when they started 4-0-1.
Maxwell maxes opportunity:
Jill Maxwells goal against N. C. State was the game-winning goal, the second one of her career (Washington, 1997). It was Maxwells first goal of the year, and she sure made it count.
Meeker is not meek!:
Cavalier freshman Ashley Meeker is leading the team in minutes played. She notched her first collegiate point with her assist on Maxwells goal. That assist turned out to be the game-winning assist.
Bringing up Borski:
Cavalier frosh Darci Borski is second on the team behind captain Angela Hucles in scoring with twelve points on four goals and four assists. She tallied the game winner against Florida State and assisted on the teams lone goal against Penn State. Borski also notched the game-winning assist to Hucles against Richmond.
The Labors of Hucles:
Angela Hucles became the Cavaliers all-time career goal scorer with her goal just before halftime of the James Madison game. Her 36th career goal eclipsed the record held by Andrea Rubio (1989-92). Hucles has scored at least 17 goals in each of her two seasons; no Cavalier had scored more than 13 in a single season before her. Her 85 points (38g, 9a) places her third all-time on the points chart, tied with Janet Caswell (1984-87). Hucles is a Hermann Trophy Preseason Finalist and a Soccer America Second-Team Selection (Preseason).
Enough is enough!:
The Cavaliers have not been satisfied playing just 90 minutes a game recently. In a three-game stretch, the Cavaliers went to overtime–JMU, Penn State, and FSU. Portlands overtime was the fourth game that went to extra minutes in the 1998 season. It is the first time in Cavalier history that the team has played in three consecutive overtime contests. The Cavaliers have played back-to-back overtime contests four times previously (going 2-0-0, 1-0-1, 0-1-1, and 0-2-0), but with the new rules being that the overtime period is sudden victory, the overtime period might be a bit quicker–and shorter. Four times in a season is the second-highest total of overtimes in a year in school history (6, 1994, 2-1-3).
Great timing, Bree!:
Cavalier junior Breanne Smith picked a great time to collect her first career goal: with the Cavaliers losing to ACC rival Florida State 3-2, Bree hit from 25 yards out with 45 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime, which the Cavaliers eventually won .
All three of Virginias selections to the All-ACC First team return in 1998 as Hucles joins sweeper Karem Esteva and Megan Boehm on both the 1997 ACC First Team and the 1998 Virginia roster.
Four frosh in starter:
Four first years started in the opening game of the 1998 season, including Laura Gaworecki, Lori Lindsey, Darci Borski, and Ashley Meeker. Gaworecki, Lindsey, and Borski all tallied for the Cavaliers in the opening game of their collegiate careers.
The Cavaliers were picked to finish second in the ACC regular season by a vote of the leagues head coaches. UNC was a unanimous first-place pick, while the Duke Blue Devils garnered the plurality of the econd place votes with three while the Cavaliers got two. Duke ends up one point behind Virginia with 42 points, followed by Clemson (37), Maryland (30), Wake Forest (19), N. C. State (17), and Florida State (11).Heinrichs to Hall: Virginia head coach April Heinrichs is the first female player to ever be into the Hall of Fame (two other women have been elected for their contributions to soccer as administrators). During her playing career, Heinrichs was captain of the 1991 womens national team that won the first world championship in China. She was voted as the top female player of the 1980s by Soccer America and was a two-time U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year (1986 and 1989) with 47 international caps and 37 goals for the U.S. Heinrichs played college ball at North Carolina, where she won three national championships (1983, 1984 and 1986) and was named National Player of the Year twice (1984 and 1986). In addition to her coaching duties at UVa, Heinrichs currently serves as the head coach of the U.S. under-16 girls national team and as an assistant for the U.S. womens national team. She currently has a record 32-14-5 at Virginia and 96-60-12 overall.
Last Time Out
Sophomore forward Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) took a pass from freshman Darci Borski (Philadelphia, Pa./ Nazareth Academy) and blasted the ball into the upper right corner of the goal at 78th minute mark to give the #13 University of Virginia a 1-0 victory over the University of Richmond today in the second round of the Coca-Cola at Klockner Stadium. Virginia improves its record to 6-2-1, while Richmond drops to 4-3-1. Hucles received the ball from Borski in the penalty box and made a cut past Richmond goalkeeper Kristen Samuhel where she then placed it in the back of the net. The goal proved to be the game winner. This is Hucles third game winning goal of the season. She is now second on the Virginia all-time career points record, moving past Gayle Smith (1986-1989) with 91 points. Andrea Rubio (1989-1992) tops the list with 102 career points. Virginia outshot Richmond 17-5 and held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-2. Samuhel made 12 saves while Cavalier goalkeeper Julie Harris (Ridgefield, Conn./ Ridgefield) made one.
Virginia 1, Richmond 0 1 2 Final Richmond (4-3-1) 0 0 0Virginia (6-2-1) 0 1 1
Goals: Virginia: Hucles (Borski)/78th.
Shots: Virginia: 17 Richmond: 5
Saves: Virginia: 1 Richmond: 12
Corner Kicks: Virginia: 5 Richmond: 2
Fouls: Virginia: 8 Richmond: 2
Offsides: Virginia: 9 Richmond: 1