#12 Virginia Records 2-0 Shutout Victory Over Providence
Oct. 29, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s soccer team recorded its third shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Providence Friars in front of 1,371 spectators at Kl?ckner Stadium. Steve Totten (Allentown, N.J./Peddie) and Alecko Eskandarian (Montvale, N.J./Peddie) scored goals for UVa, while Cavalier goalkeeper David Comfort (Richmond, Va./Monacan) gathered two saves to preserve the shutout victory.
Virginia didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard first, as the Cavaliers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 1:20 into the match. Marshall Leonard (Midland, Ga./Shaw) sent a cross from the left corner of the field to Totten, who fielded the pass and chipped-in a shot from eight yards out to give Virginia a 1-0 lead. Totten’s goal was the eventual game-winner. The Cavaliers took their one-goal lead into the locker room at halftime.
Just under 18 minutes into the second half of play, Virginia extended its lead to 2-0 when Eskandarian gathered a cross sent by teammate Jacob LeBlanc (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto), and beat Providence goalkeeper Danny Glynn with a 12-yard shot at the 62:50 mark of the match. The Cavalier defense limited the Friar offense to just three shots for the entire game (including one in the second half), and held on for the 2-0 shutout victory. UVa outshot Providence 18-3 in the contest.
With the win, Virginia improves to 12-4-1 overall, while the loss drops Providence’s record to 4-12-1 on the season. This was the first meeting between the two schools.
UVa will return to home action on Friday, November 3rd when the Cavaliers host the Maryland Terrapins in Virginia’s final regular-season game of the season. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Kl?ckner Stadium. Providence will return to home action on Tuesday, October 31st when the Friars face Dartmouth. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Scoring 1 2 FProvidence (4-12-1) 0 0 0Virginia (12-4-1) 1 1 2
Goals: UVa 2 – Totten (Leonard) @ 1:20, Eskandarian (LeBlanc) @ 62:50.
Shots: UVa 18, PC 3.
Corner Kicks: UVa 8, PC 0.
Saves: PC 7, UVa 2.
Fouls: UVa 22, PC 14.
Cautions: PC 2 – Cobbe, O’Toole, UVa 1 – Bush.