Oct. 20, 2001
The Virginia women’s soccer team won its second ACC road game of the season, a 2-1 overtime win at Duke. The Cavaliers equal their 2000 win total, improving to 11-2-1 overall and 3-1 in the ACC. The Cavaliers now conclude their road portion of the regular season, and will close out the 2001 season with three home games at Klockner Stadium, the first one this coming Thursday night against defending National Champion North Carolina.
The Cavaliers got on the board first as Meredith Rhodes got her first goal of the season. A Cavalier shot was deflected right to her with six seconds remaining in the first half, and she was able to fire it in to a wide open net.
Duke evened the score in the 70th minutes, as Duke’s Kasey Truman scored an unassisted goal. It marked the first goal scored against Jodi Clugston in her five starts this season, ending a span of 400 scoreless minutes. Her only other goal allowed on the season game came in a reserve appearance against Brigham Young.
The game remained tied at 1-1 for the remainder of regulation, and through nine minutes of overtime, before Lindsay Gusick put the game away at the 99th minute of the game. After Duke failed to clear a corner kick, Erin Engelhardt fed a pass from the left side over to Gusick, who fired a shot past the Duke goalkeeper, giving Virginia the win. For Gusick, it was her team-leading 10th goal of the season, while Engelhardt picked up her team-best fifth assist.
Virginia has three games remaining on its regular season schedule, all at Klockner Stadium. In addition to its meeting with top-ranked North Carolina on Thursday night, the Cavaliers will battle with Florida State on Sunday, Oct. 28 and with Wake Forest on Nov. 2.
NOTES – Virginia is now 9-6-2 all-time against Duke … Over its cureent seven-game winning streak, the Cavaliers have outscored opponents 15-4, including four shut out victories … Gusick has now scored in eight of the last nine games … Virginia is 8-1 with Katie Bunch, Jamie Fabrizio and Gillian Hatch in the same defensive backfield, and have not yielded more than 10 shots in any of those eight games … Gusick and Lori Lindsey led the way with four shots a piece, while Laura Gaworecki and Sara Lane each had two shots.
BOX SCOREVirginia 1 0 1 2Duke 0 1 0 1
ShotsVirginia 5 8 4 17Duke 2 8 0 10
Corner kicksVirginia 2 4 0 6Duke 4 4 1 9
SavesVirginia 2 1 0 3Duke 2 5 2 9
FoulsVirginia 3 9 2 14Duke 2 7 0 9
SCORING SUMMARY1. 44:54 UVA Rhodes (1) unassisted2. 70:10 Duke Truman (1) unassisted3. 99:36 UVA Gusick (10) Engelhardt (5)