Oct. 8, 2006
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Virginia women’s soccer team picked up its first road win of the season and snapped a three-game winless streak with a 1-0 win over Clemson Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. Sarah Curtis’ (Yellow Springs, Ohio) goal in the 68th minute was all the Cavaliers needed, as the Virginia defense posted its eighth shutout of the season.
“This was a great win for our team,” Virginia head coach Steve Swanson said. “It is so hard to win on the road in this league, we know that better than anyone, so you are pleased with every one that you get. I was pleased with our effort and I thought we deserved to win this game.”
In the first half of play, the Cavaliers had the better of play, outshooting the Tigers 9-2 before the break, but the teams went into intermission scoreless. The Cavaliers broke the deadlock in the 68th minute of play. Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) played a ball in the corner to Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.), who sent a cross along the top of the box that Curtis placed in the corner of the net for her fifth goal of the season. The game-winning assist by Redmond was her fifth of the season, tying the Cavalier school record held by five different players.
Virginia outshot the Tigers 19-5 in the contest, and had a 9-2 corner kick advantage. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made three saves to record her sixth shutout of the season for the Cavaliers. Ashley Phillips made six saves for Clemson.
The Cavaliers return home on Thursday as they host Virginia Tech. Game time at Klockner Stadium is 6 p.m. The game is worth one point in the Commonwealth Challenge, presented by Comcast, the annual all-sports competition between the Cavaliers and the Hokies.
No. 12 Virginia 1, Clemson 0
#12 Virginia (8-4-2, 3-2-1) 0 1 1Clemson (6-6-1, 1-3-1) 0 0 0
Scoring Summary:1. UVa. Curtis, 5 (Miskel, Redmond) 68′
Caution Summary:Clem: Schnieder (YC-32′)UVa: Quinn (YC-34′)
Stats UVa CUShots: 19 5Corners: 9 2Saves: 3 6Fouls: 11 18
Attendance: 480Weather: 63 degrees, mostly cloudy
Game Notes: The win was Virginia’s first road win of the season, after entering the game with a 0-2-2 road mark … dating back to last season, the victory snapped a six-game winless streak on the road (0-4-2) … the win snapped Virginia’s three game winless streak … Curtis’ goal snapped a goalless streak of 368:25, the longest since 1995 … the shutout by de Vries was her 29th career shutout, extending her school record … the win was Virginia’s first win at Clemson since 1995 … Redmond’s assist on Curtis’ goal was her eighth career game-winning assist, moving her into fourth place on the Cavalier all-time list.