Nov. 2, 2005
CARY, N.C. – The No. 7 ranked Virginia women’s soccer team began its defense of its ACC Tournament crown with a 2-1 win over Wake Forest Wednesday afternoon in the ACC quarterfinals at the SAS Soccer Park. Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas) and Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) each had a goal and an assist for the Cavaliers, who improved to 14-4-1 on the season.
The second-seeded Cavaliers jumped out to a strong start and took the lead in the 15th minute of play. Huffman sent a cross to the far post where Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) found Redmond for a one-time blast just inside the post. Virginia took that 1-0 advantage into halftime.
In the second half, Virginia extended its lead to 2-0 in the 56th minute. Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.) played a ball to Redmond, who sent a through ball to Huffman, who scored on the breakaway. However, the seventh-seeded Demon Deacons (9-8-1) answered just 21 seconds later. Kristen Kemp sent a ball to Jayme Leigh Cargnoni, who played it to Elizabeth Remy for a one-time shot to cut the lead in half. Both teams had several chances over the final 25 minutes, including several breakaways by the Cavaliers in which they could not convert. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) needed to make three of her four saves in the second half to deny the Deacons from tying the game.
Overall, Virginia outshot Wake Forest 13-7 in the game, and had an 8-4 corner kick advantage. In goal, de Vries made four saves for the Cavaliers, while Kaitlyn Doe made five saves for Wake Forest.
“We had a lot of good chances, but only were able to score twice,” said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “I never really thought of Wake as a No. 7 seed, they are a talented team. However, by not converting our chances we made things more difficult for us. You see it too many times in soccer where a team lets their opponent hang around and Wake is dangerous enough to have made us pay.”
Virginia resumes play in the ACC Tournament on Friday when they meet the winner of Florida State and Clemson in the semifinals. That game is slated for 7:30 p.m. at the SAS Soccer Park.
|Wake Forest (9-8-1)||0||1||1|
|#7 Virginia (14-4-1)||1||1||2|
1. UVa. Redmond, 3 (Foley, Huffman) 14:39
2. UVa. Huffman, 3 (Redmond, Hammond) 55:20
3. WF. Remy, 7 (Cargnoni, Kemp) 55:41
Shots: UVa 13, WF 7
Corners: UVa 8, WF 4
Saves: UVa 4, WF 5
Fouls: UVa 8, WF 7
Cards: WF: Jaco (YC-69′)