Nov. 14, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Duke Blue Devils scored three second half goals to upset No. 3 seeded Virginia 3-0 Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils advance to next week’s third round against the winner of UCLA and San Diego.
The two teams played a scoreless first half, but the Cavaliers (17-3-2) had the better of the chances. Late in the first half, Lindsay Gusick (Livonia, Mich.) nearly put Virginia ahead, but her 20-yard blast went off the crossbar.
In the second half, the Blue Devils (15-7-0) took advantage of their scoring chances. In the 52nd minute, a loose ball off a corner kick found Kate Seibert, who shot it off the far post and into the net. Five minutes later, Seibert threaded a through ball to Carolyn Riggs, who scored on the breakaway for a 2-0 Duke advantage. The Blue Devils added a third goal in the 71st minute when Casey McCluskey sent a through ball into the corner that Sarah McCabe tracked down and fired just inside the far post from a sharp angle.
Overall, Virginia outshot Duke 12-6 in the game. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made one save for Virginia while Allison Lipsher made three for Duke.
“We knew this was going to be a tough game, one that easily could have been a quarterfinal or semifinal matchup,” said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “We had a great year, but today it came to a screeching halt, and that is the difficult part. Give Duke credit, they capitalized on their chances and we didn’t. I thought we were alright down 1-0, but once they got the second one it changed the complexion of the game and changed how we had to play.”
Duke 3, No. 3 seed Virginia 0
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1. Duke. Seibert (unassisted) 51:21
2. Duke. Riggs (Seibert) 56:16
3. Duke. McCabe (McCluskey) 70:24
Shots: UVa 12, Duke 6
Corner Kicks: UVa 4, Duke 4
Saves: UVa 1, Duke 3
Fouls: UVa 12, Duke 15
Cards: UVa: Gusick (YC-23′)
Weather: 50 degrees, clear, light wind