Aug. 30, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer team remained unbeaten on the season as it topped VCU 4-0 Wednesday night at Klockner Stadium. Sarah Curtis (Yellow Springs, Ohio) had a career high two goals and Kelly Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) had a goal and an assist for the Cavaliers, who improved to 3-0-0.
“I thought we did a good job finishing our chances tonight,” head coach Steve Swanson said. “At one point, I looked up on the scoreboard and we had two goals on three shots. We didn’t expect a game like this coming into it, but we did a good job making it this type of game for us.”
The Cavaliers didn’t post a shot until the 16th minute of the contest, but Quinn made it count as she dribbled to the top of the box and fired a low shot just inside the far post to give Virginia a 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later, Curtis made it 2-0 as she collected a cross from Kara Frederick (Woodbridge, Va.), turned and fired a near post shot into the net.
In the second half, Curtis struck again in the 53rd minute as Alli Fries (Dublin, Ohio) played a long ball over the top to her from the back. Curtis controlled the long pass, took a touch and sent a low shot inside the far post. Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.) rounded out the scoring in the 79th minute as she one-timed a cross from Amanda Stewart (West Chester, Pa.) into the net.
Virginia goalkeeper Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) did not need to make a save to record her second shutout of the season. Lauren Hardison made two saves in net for the Rams (1-1-1).
“We now have to get ready for a tough test at Tennessee on Sunday,” Swanson said, “It is not only our first road game, but it is the first game in their new stadium. We had two tough games with them last year, so we are expecting a good test in a tough environment.”
The Cavaliers visit No. 20 Tennessee on Sunday in Knoxville. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
#6 Virginia 4, VCU 0
VCU (1-1-1) 0 0 0#6 Virginia (3-0-0) 2 2 4
Scoring Summary1. UVa. Quinn, 1 (Redmond) 16’2. UVa. Curtis, 1 (Frederick, Quinn) 24’3. UVa. Curtis, 2 (Fries) 53’4. UVa. Miskel, 3 (Stewart, Fries) 79′
Caution SummaryUVa: Weiss (YC-77′)
UVa VCUShots: 15 3Corners: 3 0Saves: 0 2Fouls: 15 8
Weather: 76 degrees, overcast, windyAttendance: 294
Game Notes: With her career high two goals, Curtis becomes the third Cavalier this season with a multi-goal game (Miskel, Frederick) … Quinn tied a career high with 3 points … Fries tied a career high with two assists … Kristen Weiss and Nikki Giunta each made their season debuts after missing the first two games … for Weiss, it was her first action since suffering her third career ACL injury in the 2005 season opener … the shutout by de Vries was her 25th career shutout, moving her into a tie for fourth all-time in ACC history with Michelle Bertocchi of NC State (90-93) … the win was UVa’s 13th consecutive win against an in-state opponent, outscoring their foes 55-0 in those games.