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Aug. 25, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Sophomore forward Yannick Reyering scored on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute as No. 3 Virginia (1-0-0) shut out Davidson, 1-0, Friday night in the second game of the Virginia Soccer Classic in front of 3,219 fans at Klockner Stadium. UVa faces No. 21 UC Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a game, which will decide the championship.

“That was a good way to start off our season,” UVa head coach George Gelnovatch said. “Both teams battled for chances and we created several scoring opportunities. Our defense stepped up and stopped their counter attacks. We played well in front of a great home crowd, which was nice to see.”

Virginia took advantage of a Davidson foul inside the box to score the game’s first goal. Freshman midfielder Jonathan Villanueva had a one-on-one opportunity, but he was taken down inside the left corner of the box. Reyering hammered home the penalty kick putting UVa ahead, 1-0.

Villanueva had another scoring opportunity in the 36th minute, when he broke through on a breakaway. His shot sailed just wide as the scored remained, 1-0.

Davidson threatened in the 50th minute when Tom Lavan broke free, but senior goalkeeper Ryan Burke made a sliding save to keep the Cavaliers ahead, 1-0. Burke had another goal-saver in the 78th minute. Freshman forward Matt Mitchell had the Cavaliers last scoring threat in the 85th minute when he missed wide on a one-on-one opportunity with the Davidson keeper.

The Cavaliers out-shot the Wildcats, 10-5 and held a 9-1 advantage on corner kicks. Burke finished with two saves in picking up his first shutout of the season. Davidson’s Ben Ashton played all 90 minutes in goal and tallied three saves.

Davidson will face Akron in the third game of Virginia Soccer Classic at noon on Sunday.

No. 21 UC Santa Barbara 5, No. 7 Akron 0
Bongomin Otii and Eric Avila each scored two goals as No. 21 UC Santa Barbara defeated No. 7 Akron, 5-0, Friday afternoon in the first game of the 2006 Virginia Soccer Classic. Chris Pontius, Bryan Byrne and Nick Perera each had an assist for the Gauchos (1-0-0).

Tino Nunez scored UCSB’s first goal in the eighth minute when drove home a clear-out after a corner kick bounced back to him. Pontius was credited with the assist. UCSB made it 2-0 in the 20th minute on Avila’s blast from 25 yards out. Otii extended the Gauchos’ lead to 3-0 when he was slipped a through ball that allowed him to beat the Akron goalie one-on-one. The Gauchos’ final two goals came on penalty kicks by Avila and Otii in the 47th and 66th minutes.

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