Aug. 28, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 5 ranked University of Virginia women’s soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 1-0 win over No. 15 West Virginia Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium. It marked the fourth consecutive 1-0 win for the Cavaliers in series against the Mountaineers.
In an even battle between two nationally programs, each side exchanged chances in the first half, but neither team could take advantage. The game remained scoreless until the 76th minute, when Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) found Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.) making a run. Foley sent a through ball to Hammond, who chipped the ball over the charging Mountaineer keeper for the game’s lone goal.
Overall, Virginia outshot West Virginia 8-4 in the contest and had a 7-1 edge in corner kicks. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made two saves for the Cavaliers to post her first shutout of the season and the 14th shutout of her career. Lana Bannerman made one save in net for West Virginia (1-1).
“We got ourselves in good position a number of times today but couldn’t take advantage of it,” said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “But not capitalizing on those chances, we let them hang around and made our job more difficult. On the goal, Kelly made a great run, Shannon delivered the ball well, and Kelly had a quality finish. It is going to take type of quality goal to beat a strong defensive team like West Virginia.”
The Cavaliers return to action on Wednesday, August 31 as they take to the road for the first time this season when they visit James Madison. Game time in Harrisonburg is 7:00 p.m.
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|#5 Virginia (2-0)||0||1||1|
1. UVa. Hammond, 1 (Foley) 75:47
Shots: UVa 8, WVU 4
Corners: UVa 7, WVU 1
Saves: UVa 2, WVU 1
Fouls: UVa 11, WVU 5