#2 Virginia Men's Soccer Records 2-0 Shutout Victory Over #13 North Carolina
Sept. 22, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The #2 ranked University of Virginia men’s soccer team recorded a 2-0 shutout victory over the #13 North Carolina Tar Heels in front of a season-high 3,193 spectators at Kl?ckner Stadium. Virginia’s Ryan Gibbs (West Chester, Pa./East) scored both of the Cavaliers’ goals and teammate David Comfort (Richmond, Va.Monacan) recorded three saves in goal to help UVa post its second consecutive shutout of the season.
Virginia jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 43:18 mark when Marshall Leonard (Midland, Ga./Shaw) threw the ball into play following a Tar Heel foul. The Cavaliers’ Jacob LeBlanc (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) gathered Leonard’s throw-in and sent a cross to Gibbs who was running towards the front of the UNC goal. Gibbs chipped in a shot from seven yards out past North Carolina’s Michael Ueltschey to give Virginia a one-goal lead. Gibbs’ goal was the eventual game-winner. UVa took its 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Cavaliers pulled ahead 2-0 at 78:25 when Gibbs scored his second goal of the contest (fourth of the season). UVa’s Kenny Arena (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) sent a long-ball upfield to Martino, who collected the pass and played a ball behind him to a streaking Gibbs on the left wing. Gibbs gathered Martino’s pass and fired a shot from 15 yards out that found the back of the UNC goal.
UVa’s Comfort tallied three saves between the pipes for the Cavaliers and teamed with the defense to preserve Virginia’s second shutout in as many consecutive games. UNC’s Ueltschey collected four saves in goal in a losing cause.
With the victory, Virginia’s record improves to 5-0-1 overall, 2-0-0 in the ACC. The loss drops North Carolina’s record to 4-2-0 overall, 0-1-0 in the conference. UVa now leads the all-time series with UNC, 30-29-7.
The Cavaliers will return to home action on Wednesday, September 26th when UVa hosts the William & Mary Tribe. The games is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be played at Kl?ckner Stadium. The Tar Heels will return to action on Tuesday, September 25th when North Carolina hosts UNC-Asheville. That contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Fetzer Field.
Score 1 2 F#13 North Carolina (4-2-0, 0-1-0 ACC) 0 0 0#2 Virginia (5-0-1, 2-0-0 ACC) 1 1 2
Goals: UVa 2 – Gibbs @ 43:18 (LeBlanc, Leonard), Gibbs @ 78:25 (Martino, Arena).Shots: UVa 11, UNC 6.Corner Kicks: UVa 7, UNC 4.Saves: UNC 4, UVa 3.Fouls: UVa 24, UNC 16.Cautions: UVa 3 – Arena, Comfort, Hartman. UNC 1- Stokes.Attendance: 3,193.
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