Oct. 17, 2001
The No. 13 women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 3-0 victory at Richmond, while improving to 10-2-1 overall on the season. This marks the end of the Cavaliers’ non-conference regular season, as they have four remaining conference games including three at Klockner Stadium.
“We have four big games ahead of us,” head coach Steve Swanson said after the game. “We’d really like to see a full house when we return home on Oct. 25.”
The Cavaliers scored all three goals in the first half. Sarah Lane picked up her second goal of the year on a second-chance shot, as the ball rolled into the net on her second shot after her first shot was deflected back to her. It was an unassisted goal, 13 minutes into the game.
Nine minutes after Lane’s goal, which was the game-winner, first-year sensation Lindsay Gusick scored the remaining two goals of the game, and now leads the ACC in goals scored, while she is tied with Lori Lindsey for the team lead with 19 points. Gusick scored her first goal, tapping the ball right in front of the left corner of the net, and was assisted by Lane and Lindsey. Gusick’s second goal came seven minutes later at the 29th minute, as she nit one from the right side, with an assist from Erin Engelhardt. For Lane, she now has two goals and two assists on the year, while Lindsey picked up her 19th point (8 G, 3 A) and Engelhardt now has a team-best four assists and six total points on the year.
Jodi Clugston made her fourth start in goal of the season, and came away with her third shutout. Her other start, against James Madison, she shut out the Dukes for 70 minutes, meaning she has not given up a goal in any of her four starts this season, a span of 340 scoreless minutes. Her only goal allowed came on Oct. 4 against Brigham Young, in a reserve appearance.
The Cavaliers return to action this Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a game at Duke. That will be their final road game of the regular season before returning home on Oct. 25 to host defending National Champion North Carolina.
NOTES – First-year defenders Katie Bunch, Jamie Fabrizio and Gillian Hatch started their eighth game of the season together in the same defensive backfield … the Cavaliers are 7-1 with the three of them in the same starting lineup, and have not yielded more than ten shots in any one of those eight games … Gusick’s nine goals are now the second-highest total for a first-year player at Virginia … Angela Hucles scored 17 goals as a first-year in 1996 … Gusick has scored a point in seven of the last eight games … Virginia finishes the 2001 season with a 5-0 record against Virginia opponents, and a 8-1-1 record against non-conference opponents.
BOX SCOREVirginia 3 0 3Richmond 0 0 0
ShotsVirginia 9 4 13Richmond 2 5 7
Corner kicksVirginia 4 2 6Richmond 1 3 4
SavesVirginia 1 0 1Richmond 3 3 6
FoulsVirginia 4 2 6Richmond 4 5 9
SCORING SUMMARY1. 13:12 UVA Lane (2) Unassisted second attempt, rolled into the net2. 22:17 UVA Gusick (8) Lindsey (3), Lane (2)shot in front of net into left corner3. 29:09 UVA Gusick (9) Engelhardt (4) shot in front of right side of net