William & Mary Men's Soccer Team Upsets #18 Virginia, 1-0
Sept. 25, 2002
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The #18 ranked University of Virginia men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 contest to the William & Mary Tribe in a non-conference match at Captain’s Field on the campus of Christopher Newport University. The loss was UVa’s fourth consecutive defeat and marks the first time the Cavaliers have dropped four consecutive contests since the 1980 season. The loss also marks the first time Virginia has been shutout this season.
William & Mary scored the first and only goal of the match just over 16 minutes into the contest when Ralph Bean slipped a pass through the UVa defense to teammate Carlos Garcia for a goal at the 16:36 mark. Garcia fielded Bean’s pass on the run and lured Virginia’s goalkeeper David Comfort out of the box enough to tuck away a shot that resulted in the game-winning goal. That would be all the scoring the Tribe would need as they held on for the 1-0 shutout victory.
UVa’s Comfort made six saves in the loss, including two saves on shots that appeared were going to result in William & Mary goals to keep the Cavaliers within one score of the Tribe. However, W&M’s Trevor Upton also made several key stops en route to recording seven saves on the evening to help preserve his team’s win.
With the loss, Virginia’s record falls to 3-4-0 overall, while the victory improves William & Mary’s record to 3-4-0 on the year. UVa is now 14-6-4 all-time against W&M in men’s soccer.
Virginia will return to home action on Saturday, September 28th when UVa hosts the N.C. State Wolfpack in an Atlantic Coast Conference match. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM and will be played at Kl?ckner Stadium.
Scoring 1 2 FVirginia (3-4-0) 0 0 0William & Mary (3-4-0) 1 0 1
Goals: W&M - Garcia (Bean) @ 16:36. UVa - none.Shots: UVa 15, W&M 11.Corner Kicks: UVa 4, W&M 2.Saves: W&M 7, UVa 6.Fouls: UVa 21, W&M 20.Cautions: W&M - Hucles, Albert. UVa - Tuman.Attendance: 1,116.
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