#10 Virginia Battles Back From Two-Goal Deficit, Falls to Duke 3-2
Oct. 21, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s soccer team suffered its first Atlantic Coast Conference defeat and its first home loss of the season when Duke University’s Robert Russell scored his second goal of the contest with just 3:15 remaining in the game to give the Duke Blue Devils a 3-2 victory over #10 Virginia in front of 2,064 spectators at Kl?ckner Stadium. Virginia battled back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to tie the score at 2-2 before Russell scored the game-winning goal for Duke.
The Blue Devils jumped on the scoreboard first when Russell scored his first goal of the game just 8:07 into the match. Russell fired a shot from 20 yards out on a free kick that found its way into the top left corner of the UVa goal to give Duke an early 1-0 lead. Just under 17 minutes later, the Blue Devils extended their lead to 2-0 when Justin Bodiya gathered a loose ball in front of the Cavaliers goal and chipped-in a shot from 10 yards out to make it a 2-0 Duke lead. The Blue Devils took their two-goal lead into halftime.
Virginia began the second half of play with an offensive surge and cut Duke’s lead to one when Jonathan Cole (Annapolis, Md./McDonogh) sent a pass upfield to Steve Totten (Allentown, N.J./Peddie), who then beat Duke goalkeeper Jeff Haywood with a shot that he tucked just inside the right pipe to make it a 2-1 contest. The Cavaliers scored the equalizing goal at 63:25 when Totten scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick. The penalty kick was a result of UVa’s Kyle Martino (Westport, Conn./Staples) being taken down in the box by a Duke defender on a scoring opportunity. Totten’s goal tied the score at 2-2.
Duke’s Dwayne Harris picked up a red card in the 82nd minute of play, forcing the Blue Devils to compete the remainder of the game one man down. With just under four minutes remaining in regulation and the score knotted at 2-2, it appeared the contest was headed to overtime. But Duke came up with a huge play. The Blue Devils’ Russell was fouled, which led to a free kick he sent into the area near the UVa goal. The Cavaliers tried to clear the ball, but Russell gathered the deflection and fired a one-timer from 25 yards away that beat Virginia goalkeeper Kyle Singer (Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) at 3:15 for the game-winning goal.
With the loss, Virginia’s record falls to 10-4-1 overall, 4-1-0 in the ACC. The victory improves Duke’s record to 10-4-0 overall, 4-1-0 in the conference. The Blue Devils now lead the Cavaliers in the all-time series 30-29-7.
Virginia will return to home action on Wednesday, October 25 when UVa hosts American University. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Kl?ckner Stadium. Duke will face UNC-Charlotte on Friday, October 27th.
Scoring 1 2 FDuke (10-4-0, 4-1-0 ACC) 2 1 3Virginia (10-4-1, 4-1-0 ACC) 0 2 2
Goals: Duke 3 – Russell @ 8:07, Bodiya @ 25:04, Russell @ 86:45. UVa 2 – Totten (Cole) @ 52:53, Totten (penalty kick) @ 63:25.
Shots: UVa 11, Duke 7.
Corner Kicks: UVa 5, Duke 1.
Saves: Duke 3, UVa 2.
Fouls: Duke 26, UVa 25.
Cautions: UVa 3 – Arena, Kelly, Barnes. Duke 3 – Borman, Guren, Harris (red card).
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