Virginia Slips Past Wake Forest On Own Goal in ACC Championship Semifinals, 1-0
Nov. 14, 2003
Cary, N.C. – The #3 seeded University of Virginia men’s soccer team defeated the #2 seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons by the score of 1-0 in the Semifinals of the 2003 ACC Soccer Championship at the SAS Soccer Stadium. For the second consecutive season in the last two ACC Semifinals appearance match-ups between UVa and WFU, the Cavaliers handed the Demon Deacons a 1-0 loss following an own goal by Wake Forest. Virginia will now advance to face #1 seeded Maryland in the ACC Championship Finals on Sunday, November 16th at 1:00 PM.
UVa was awarded the only goal of the game when a misplayed ball between a Demon Deacons back and goalkeeper Brad McEachern trickled into goal. The score occurred just 7:04 into the match in the first period and was the only goal of the contest.
UVa goalkeeper Ryan Burke made five saves in the match to preserve the win after WFU outshot the Cavaliers 11-3 in the contest.
With the victory, Virginia improves to 9-9-1 overall, while the loss drops Wake Forest to 15-4-0 on the year. UVa is now 26-9-4 in the ACC Championship and will advance to the ACC Finals for the fifth consecutive season.
UVa will return to action on Sunday, November 16th when Virginia faces the #1 seeded Maryland Terrapins in the ACC Championship Finals. The contest is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM and will be played at the SAS Soccer Stadium.
Scoring 1 2 F#3 Virginia (9-9-1) 1 0 1#2 Wake Forest (15-4-0) 0 0 0
Goals: Virginia 1 - Wake Forest own goal at 7:04. Wake Forest - none.Shots: Virginia 3, Wake Forest 11Corner Kicks: Wake Forest 3, Virginia 3.Saves: Virginia 5, Wake Forest 1.Fouls: Virginia 18, Wake Forest 14.Cautions: Virginia 2 - Matt Oliver, Hunter Freeman.Wake Forest 2 - Amir Lowery, James Riley.Offsides: Wake Forest 2, Virginia 5.Attendance: 4,480.