Aug. 27, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer team remained unbeaten on the season as it topped Liberty 1-0 Sunday night at Klockner Stadium. Jen Redmond’s (Morristown, N.J.) free kick goal in the 20th minute was the only goal Virginia would need to move to 2-0-0 on the year.
“You can dominate a game in terms of shots and possession, but that doesn’t always translate into wins,” head coach Steve Swanson said. “That is just how soccer is sometimes, so you take any win you get.”
The Cavaliers had a 17-2 shot advantage and a 9-2 corner kick advantage, but only found the back of the net once. In the 20th minute, Alli Fries (Dublin, Ohio) played a long ball out the back that found Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.) making a run. Miskel beat Liberty defender Suzanne Edwards, who took her down just outside the penalty area. On the ensuing free kick, Redmond fired a shot just inside the near post for the only goal of the game.
Virginia goalkeeper Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) did not need to make a save to post her first shutout of the season. Katherine Neff made two saves and Michelle Rich four saves, as each played a half in net for the Flames (1-1-0).
“Give Liberty credit, they made it tough on us,” Swanson said. “That is the best Liberty team we have played since I have been here. I thought we could have done a little bit better at creating quality scoring chances, which was something we did on Friday (against Syracuse).”
Virginia concludes its season opening three-game homestand on Wednesday, August 30 as it hosts VCU. The game time is 6 p.m., a change from the original schedule. Parking is free.
#7 Virginia 1, Liberty 0
Liberty (1-1-0) 0 0 0#7 Virginia (2-0-0) 1 0 1
Scoring Summary1. UVa. Redmond, 2 (unassisted) 20′
Caution SummaryLib: Edwards (YC-20′)
UVa LibShots: 17 2Corners: 8 2Saves: 0 6Fouls: 10 6
Weather: 89 degrees, cloudyAttendance: 737
Game Notes: The Cavaliers have now shutout their first two opponents of the season for the third consecutive year … Redmond has scored the game-winning goals in each of the first two games of the season, already eclipsing her GWG total of last season (1) … the win was UVa’s 12th consecutive win against an in-state opponent, outscoring their foes 51-0 in those games … the shutout by de Vries was her 24th career shutout, extending her school record total … the shutout also moved her into sole possession of fifth place in the ACC career shutout leaders.