#13 Virginia and Fairfield Play to a 2-2 Tie
Oct. 6, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s soccer team played its fourth overtime game in its last six contests, as Virginia and Fairfield played to a 2-2 tie in front of 1,415 spectators at Kl?ckner Stadium.
UVa’s Ryan Gibbs (West Chester, Pa./East) gave the Cavaliers and early 1-0 lead when he scored Virginia’s first goal at 11:01. Chad Prince (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) sent a pass upfield to Marshall Leonard (Midland, Ga./Shaw), who then sent a cross to Gibbs in front of the Fairfield goal. Gibbs headed the ball off the right post of the goal, and the ball deflected into the net to give UVa a 1-0 lead. Just over five and a half minutes later, Virginia extended its lead to 2-0 when Kyle Martino (Westport, Conn./Staples) sent a cross to Gibbs, who then touch-passes the ball to Steve Totten (Allentown, N.J./Peddie). Totten fired a shot from 12 yards out and scored his third goal of the year at 16:40 to make it a 2-0 UVa lead.
Fairfield came up with a huge score right before the end of the first half of play to pull within one goal of Virginia. With just under one minute on the clock, Rob DeFaveri gathered a pass from teammate David Mancini, ran through the Virginia defense and beat UVa goalkeeper David Comfort (Richmond, Va,/Monacan) for the Stags first goal of the game at 44:07 to make it a 2-1 contest.
Both teams played through 41 and a half minutes of a scoreless second period and it appeared the Virginia was going to hold on for a 2-1 victory before Fairfield capitalized on a scoring opportunity. FU’s Bryan Harkin sent a direct kick to Aaron Kingi, who headed the kick into the UVa goal at the 86:39 mark to tie the game at 2-2. The game was sent to overtime, where neither team able to score the game-winning goal.
With the tie, Virginia’s record moves to 8-3-1 overall. Fairfield is now 8-2-1 on the year. This was the first meeting between the two schools.
UVa will return to action on Sunday, October 15th when Virginia travels to Clemson, S.C. to face the Clemson Tigers in an Atlantic Coast Conference match. The contest is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be played at Riggs Field.
Scoring 1 2 1OT 2OT FFairfield (8-2-1) 1 1 0 0 2Virginia (8-3-1) 2 0 0 0 2
Goals: UVa 2 – Gibbs (Leonard, Prince) @ 11:01, Totten (Martino, Gibbs) @ 16:40. FU 2 -DeFaveri (Mancini) @ 44:07, Kingi (Harkin) @ 86:39.
Shots: UVa 17, FU 10.
Corner Kicks: UVa 5, FU 3.
Saves: UVa 4, FU 4.
Fouls: UVa 21, FU 15.
Cautions: UVa 0, FU 0.