Nov. 18, 2001
Charlottesville, Va. – The UVa’s Women Soccer Team picked up a 4-1 victory over William & Mary, their second win over the Tribe this season, advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the process.
“We’re excited to move on,” head coach Steve Swanson said. “I’m pleased with the way we came out and controlled the game early. We’ll take the confidence we’ve played with so far, and try to improve for the next game. We’re excited to move on.”
The Cavaliers scored four goals, three of them in a span of less than three minutes, early in the first half. Sarah Lane added her fourth goal of the season at the 10:56 mark. Lane connected right in front of the net, from about two yards out and was assisted by Jessica Trainor. It was Lane’s second goal of the NCAA Tournament and Trainor’s third assist of the season.
Lindsay Gusick added the second goal of the game, 52 seconds later. Gusick took a ball that was kicked from the Cavalier defensive zone by Jamie Fabrizio. Gusick battled a William & Mary defender for position, then created a breakaway and scored.
“I took the time, and just placed it in the corner,” Gusick said. She leads the team with 30 points and 14 goals. For Fabrizio, it was the first career-assist for the Indianapolis, Ind., native.
Roughly 90 seconds after Gusick’s game-winner, Ashley Meeker scored her second goal of the Tournament, and fourth of the season overall. On a corner kick by Meeker at 13:23, she was able to tail the ball in the net, giving the Cavaliers a commanding 3-0 lead.
Taylor Wood closed the Virginia scoring with a goal at the 32:17 mark, as she dribbled the ball past one defender, then knocked it past the goalkeeper. Wood, who has appeared in 18 games this season without a start, nets her second goal of the year, giving her a total of nine points for the season.
The Cavaliers had help from three different goalkeepers, as Jodi Clugston shut out the tribe on two saves in the first half, while Anne Abernethy and Ashley Mowery combined to close out the second half and the game.
“We’ll take one game at a time,” Lori Lindsey said. “We’ll get back to work Tuesday and get ready for our next opponent.”
The Cavaliers await word on their next opponent and host site for the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be played on either Nov. 23, 24, or 25.
NOTES – Both Lane and Meeker have added goals in the two NCAA Tournament games … In their four postseason games, the Cavaliers have only only two goals in a span of 424 minutes (0.43 GAA) … by picking up its 16th win of the season, the 2001 UVa team is the third team in school history to win at least 16 games in a season, the first since the ’90 team, which won 18 games … Once again, the Cavalier defense allowed under ten shots (seven), improving their record to 14-1-1 in games where the opponent has less than 10 shots … Gusick is now sixth on the school’s all-time list for points in a season … her 14 goals is the third-highest single-season total.
BOX SCOREVirginia 0 1 1William & Mary 4 0 4
ShotsVirginia 13 1 14William & Mary 2 7 9
Corner kicksVirginia 3 1 4William & Mary 0 1 1
SavesVirginia 2 3 5William & Mary 7 0 7
FoulsVirginia 4 3 7William & Mary 5 2 7
1. 10:56 UVa Lane, assisted by Trainor2. 11:48 UVa Gusick, assisted by Fabrizio3. 13:23 UVa Lane (assisted by Engelhardt)4. 32:17 UVa Wood (unassisted)5. 79:48 WM Flint (unassisted)