Virginia Wins 2003 ACC Men's Soccer Championship
Nov. 16, 2003
CARY, N.C. – The third-seeded Virginia Cavaliers claimed the 2003 ACC Men’s Soccer Title over the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins on nine rounds of penalty kicks Sunday afternoon at the SAS Soccer Complex in Cary, N.C. The match will be recorded as a tie with Maryland’s record becoming 17-2-1 and Virginia 9-9-2.
Maryland struck first after a Virginia hand ball in the box resulting in an A.J. Herrera penalty kick giving the Terps a 1-0 lead. Virginia answered back on a failed clear by Maryland resulting in a one-timer through traffic by Cavalier John Hartman.
After two overtime periods, the score remained 1-1 with the decisive penalty kick coming in the ninth round.
This was the 13th ACC Championship appearance for the Virginia Cavaliers and the eighth ACC title for Virginia since the league began playing a tournament in 1987. The Cavaliers will receive the ACC’s automatic bid to the 2003 NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.
Box Score 1 2 FVirginia 0 1 1Maryland 0 1 1
46:42 – Maryland – A.J. Herrera scores on a penalty kick
60:43 – Virginia – John Hartman scores on a failed clear by Maryland
Shots: Virginia 10, Maryland 15
Corner Kicks: Virginia 5, Maryland 7
Fouls: Virginia 17, Maryland 15
Goalkeeping: Virginia – Ryan Burke (110 minutes, 1 goals against, 5 saves); Maryland – Noah Palmer (110 minutes, 1 goal against, 2 saves)
Cards: Virginia 2, Maryland 3
2003 ACC All-Tournament Team
Jeremiah White, Wake Forest
Jorge Gonzalez, NC State
Blake Camp, Duke
Clarence Goodson, Maryland
Sumed Ibrahim, Maryland
Matt Oliver, Virginia
Jason Garey, Maryland
Seth Stammler, Maryland
Scott Buete, Maryland
John Hartman, Virginia
Ryan Burke, Virginia (MVP)