#2 Virginia Men's Soccer Records 2-0 Shutout Victory Over N.C. State
Sept. 30, 2001
RALEIGH, N.C. – The #2 ranked University of Virginia men’s soccer team recorded its fourth consecutive shutout after posting a 2-0 victory over the N.C. State Wolfpack this afternoon at Method Road Soccer Stadium. UVa’s Jonathan Cole (Annapolis, Md./McDonogh) and Jacob LeBlanc (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) each scored a goal in the first half of play to lead Virginia to its seventh victory of the season, keeping the Cavaliers unbeaten on the year.
Virginia took an early 1-0 lead at 27:13 when LeBlanc sent a corner kick in front of the Wolfpack’s goal. UVa’s Cole positioned himself in front of the oncoming ball and headed LeBlanc’s cross past NCSU’s goalkeeper Mitchell Watson for a Cavalier goal. Cole’s goal, his first of the season, was the eventual game-winner. Virginia extended its lead to 2-0 at 39:13 when LeBlanc fielded a shot taken by teammate Ryan Gibbs (West Chester, Pa./East) that drifted wide-left of the goal, and fired a shot around the near post for another UVa goal. LeBlanc’s goal was his first of the year.
UVa’s David Comfort (Richmond, Va./Monacan) recorded his fourth consecutive shutout after gathering two saves between the pipes for the Cavaliers in the win. NCSU’s Watson tallied six saves in a losing effort.
With the victory, Virginia’s record improves to 7-0-1 overall, 3-0-0 in the ACC. The loss drops N.C. State’s record to 1-6-0 overall, 0-2-0 in the conference. The contest was UVa’s first road game of the season and the Cavaliers first true road match since October 15, 2000 – a span of 350 days.
The Cavaliers will return to home action on Tuesday, October 2nd when Virginia hosts the Temple Owls. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Kl?ckner Stadium.
Scoring 1 2 FVirginia (7-0-1, 3-0-0 ACC) 2 0 2N.C. State (1-6-0, 0-2-0 ACC) 0 0 0
Goals: UVa 2 – Cole @ 27:13 (LeBlanc),LeBlanc @ 39:13 (Gibbs). NCSU 0.Shots: UVa 14, NCSU 5.Corner Kicks: UVa 8, NCSU 2.Saves: NCSU 6, UVa 2.Fouls: NCSU 23, UVa 14.Cautions: NCSU 3 – Tabor, Branch, Baldwin.UVa 1 – Gelnovatch (head coach).Attendance: 512.
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