Men's Soccer Downs Brown, 3-1
Nov. 28, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers and Brown Bears men’ssoccer teams began play in the second round of the 1999 Men’s Division ISoccer Championship. The Cavaliers advanced to the second round bydefeating Princeton 3-1 in triple-overtime, while Brown topped Rhode Island2-1 in overtime in its first round matchup. In today’s contest, Virginiascored three unanswered goals in the first half of play before Brown postedits lone goal of the contest in the second half, as UVa held on for a 3-1victory in front of 2,284 spectators at Kl?ckner Stadium.
Virginia didn’t waste any time getting its offense in gear, as theCavaliers took an early 1-0 lead just 1:43 second into the contest whenRyan Gibbs gathered a pass from midfield sent by teammate Kenny Arena andscore the first goal of the game. Gibbs collected Arena’s pass, beat hisdefender and fired a shot that avoided Brown goalkeeper Matt Cross to putUVa ahead 1-0.
UVa kept its offensive attack on and scored the eventualgame-winning goal at 21:19 when Kyle Martino weaved his way through theBrown defense and scored the Cavaliers second goal to make it a 2-0Virginia lead. UVa added a third goal at 39:36 when Gibbs charged his wayinto the Bear defense and fired a shot. Gibbs’ shot was deflected toteammate Sheldon Barnes, who fielded the ball and took a shot that foundits way to the back of the Brown goal to make it a 3-0 Virginia lead. TheCavaliers would take their three point lead into the locker room athalftime.
Trailing by a 3-0 score, Brown tried to counter UVa’s scoring withan offensive charge of its own. It eventually paid off, as the Bearsscored their first goal of the game at 51:13 when Anders Kelto gathered aloose ball and fed teammate Mike Rudy with a crossing pass. Rudy fired ashot past Virginia goalkeeper David Comfort to make it a 3-1 contest.However, the single goal would be all the scoring Brown would total, as theCavalier defense held the Bears in check en route to a 3-1 UVa victory.
With the win, Virginia’s record improves to 14-8-1 overall, whilethe loss drops Brown’s record to 13-5-0 on the season. UVa will nowadvance to the NCAA quarterfinal round to face the UCLA Bruins. UCLAadvanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over at St. Louis.Brown’s season ends with the 3-1 loss to the Cavaliers.
The Virginia vs. UCLA contest is scheduled to be played on eitherSaturday, December 4 or Sunday, December 5. The game is scheduled to beplayed in Charlottesville, Va. at Kl?ckner Stadium at a time yet to bedetermined.
Scoring Summary 1 2 FBrown 0 1 1Virginia 3 0 3
Goals: UVa 3 – Gibbs @ 1:38 (Arena), Martino @ 21:19, Barnes @ 39:36 (Gibbs), BU 1 – Rudy @ 51,13 (Kelto).
Shots: UVa 12, BU 10.
Saves: UVa 7 – (Comfort 7), BU 4 – (Cross 4).
Corner Kicks: UVa 5, BU 1.
Fouls: UVa 20, BU 27.
Offsides: UVa 4, BU 2.
Cautions: BU 4 – Powers, G. Walker, Devine and Mike Noonan (Head Coach).