Aug. 31, 2005
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The No. 5 ranked University of Virginia women’s soccer team took to the road for the first time this season and came away with a 1-0 win over James Madison Wednesday night at the JMU Soccer Complex. With the victory, the Cavaliers improve to 3-0 on the season as they posted their third shutout of the year.
Although the Cavaliers had the majority of the offensive chances, the game was still scoreless late in the match. Virginia finally broke through in the 83rd minute with game’s lone goal. Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) hit a cross along the end line that Kelly Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) one-timed on her near post run. Quinn’s shot hit the underside of the crossbar and came down in the goal. The assist by Foley was her tenth career game-winning assist, tying the UVa school record set by Tania Jovanovic (94-97).
Overall, Virginia outshot James Madison 12-4 in the contest as each team had three corner kicks. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made two saves for the Cavaliers to post her second shutout of the season and the 15th shutout of her career. Jessica Hussey made four saves in net for James Madison (2-1).
“I think JMU played extremely well tonight and did a good job of disrupting what we were trying to do,” said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “This is a difficult place to play and I was proud of the effort our team showed tonight. We kept working hard during the game, and finally were able to break them down at the end of the game.”
The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, September 4 as they have a top-ten showdown at No. 6 Penn State. Game time is 1:00 p.m.
|James Madison (2-1)||0||0||0|
|#5 Virginia (3-0)||0||1||1|
1. UVa. Quinn, 2 (Foley) 82:57
Shots: UVa 12, JMU 4
Corners: UVa 3, JMU 3
Saves: UVa 2, JMU 4
Fouls: UVa 13, JMU 14