#2 Virginia Men's Soccer Records Fifth Consecutive Shutout With 4-0 Victory Over Temple
Oct. 2, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The #2 ranked University of Virginia men’s soccer team recorded its fifth consecutive shutout victory of the season after defeating the Temple Owls by the score of 4-0 in front of 1,899 spectators at Kl?ckner Stadium this evening. UVa pulled out to a 3-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a four-goal win.
Virginia jumped out an early 1-0 lead just 3:58 into the match when Jacob LeBlanc (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) sent a corner kick in front of the Owls’ goal where Jonathan Cole (Annapolis, Md/McDonogh) headed in the cross for UVa’s first goal of the game. Cole’s score would be the eventual game-winning goal and marked the second consecutive game he scored a game-winning goal on a header off of a corner kick sent by LeBlanc after doing so in Virginia’s 2-0 victory over N.C. State last Sunday (September 30th).
The Cavaliers pulled out to a 2-0 lead at 28:39 when Kyle Martino (Westport, Conn./Staples) sent a cross in front of Temple’s goal that was directed into the goal for a score by the Owls’ Pete Perry. The play resulted in an own-goal. UVa extended its lead to 3-0 when Sean Feeney (Manasquan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) scored his first collegiate goal and points when he chipped in a shot from four yards out on a cross sent by Martino from the left wing. The Cavaliers took their three-goal lead into the locker room at halftime.
Virginia held on to its three-goal cushion and added a fourth goal to its total when Eric Solomon (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) sent a pass to Sheldon Barnes (Miramar, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), who placed a cross in front of the TU goal where first-year player Chris Megaloudis (Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac Falls) scored on a diving header to make it a 4-0 contest. The goal was also Megaloudis’ first collegiate goal and points.
UVa goalkeeper Kyle Singer (Plymouth, Minn/Armstrong) recorded his first shutout of the season in his 2001 debut in goal and gathered one save between the pipes in the victory. The Owls’ Patrick Hannigan (six saves) and Justin Sames (one saves) split duties in goal for TU in the loss.
With the victory, Virginia’s record improves to 8-0-1 overall, while the loss drops Temple’s record to 2-5-1. It was the first meeting between the two schools in men’s soccer. UVa’s five consecutive victories by shutout is the most since the 1988 squad posted six straight wins by shutout during a span of eight consecutive matches played without allowing a goal (seven wins, one tie).
The Cavaliers will return to action on Saturday, October 6th when Virginia travels to Richmond, Va. to face the Virginia Commonwealth Rams. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Sports Backer Stadium in Richmond, Va. Temple will return to action on Friday, October 5th when the Owls travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. to meet the Duquesne Dukes at 7:00 p.m.
Scoring 1 2 FTemple (2-5-1) 0 0 0Virginia (8-0-1) 3 1 4
Goals: UVa 4 – Cole @ 3:58 (LeBlanc), TU own-goal @ 28:39,Feeney @ 38:39 (Martino), Megaloudis @ 84:20 (Barnes, Solomon).TU – none.Shots: UVa 25, TU 2.Corner Kicks: UVa 8, TU 2.Saves: TU 7, UVa 1.Fouls: UVa 18, TU 14.Cautions: UVa 1 – Feeney, TU 1 – Mountney.Attendance: 1,899.
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