Cavaliers Record Second Consecutive Shutout, Defeat Southwest Missouri State 1-0
Sept. 8, 2002
Virginia’s Sara York (Watertown, Mass./Watertown) took the ball upfield 35 yards, pulled around the keeper and sent a reverse stick shot into the open cage for her first career goal and the only goal the Cavaliers would need as Virginia (3-0) defeated Southwest Missouri State (1-2) 1-0 today in Evanston, Ill. Virginia keeper Emily White (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) recorded her second consecutive shutout, making 12 saves to keep the Bears out of the cage.
After the first thirty-five minutes that saw both teams take nine shots and the Bears record five penalty corners, the Cavaliers were awarded three consecutive short corners as time expired but they were unable to dent the cage. The teams went into the break tied 0-0.
In the opening seconds of the second half, Cara Unterkofler (Centreville, Va./Centreville) made a tackle at the top of the Cavaliers’ defensive circle and sent the ball upfield to Kelli Hill (Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan). Hill dribbled it up and sent it up to York, who picked the ball up from a scramble and took it into the circle where she pulled left around the keeper and sent the ball to the boards for what would prove to be the only goal of the game.
The Cavaliers outshot the Bears 16-15 and had 10 short corners to their eight.
Virginia returns to action on Friday as they host the Tribe from William and Mary. Game time on Sept. 13 is 7:00 at University Hall Turf Field.
Linescore 1 2 F recordsVirginia 0 1 1 3-0SW Missouri 0 0 0 1-2
Scoring summary35:36 VA fg York
Goals: VA: York 1Keepers; VA: Emily White (70 mins, 12 saves, 0 GA)SMS: Tiffany Sands (70 mins, 9 saves, 1 GA)
Shots: VA 16, SMS 15Short corners: VA 10, SMS 8