No. 4 Cavaliers Shut Out No. 2 Maryland, 3-0
Oct. 11, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Freshman midfielder Jonathan Villanueva, sophomore forward Yannick Reyering and senior forward Adam Cristman each scored a goal and Ryan Burke picked up his sixth shutout of the season as No. 4 Virginia shut out defending national champions, No. 2 Maryland, 3-0, Wednesday night in front of 3,618 fans at Klockner Stadium. Nico Colaluca assisted on two goals for the Cavaliers (12-2-0, 4-2-0 ACC) who remained a perfect 11-0 at home this season.
“It’s a great win for us,” UVa head coach George Gelnovatch. “They have a great team. We respect Maryland a lot. Our guys wanted to win this one at home, and they went out executed. We’re going to enjoy this one tonight and get right back to work.”
Reyering scored his team-high eighth goal of the season. Burke now has 26 career shutouts, which is one shy of matching the school record of 27 held by Jeff Causey. It was the Cavaliers second win over the Terrapins (10-2-1, 3-2-1 ACC) in the last six meetings.
Virginia struck first in the 28th minute. Colaluca’s corner kick found Reyering’s head. Reyering flicked a pass to Villanueva, who knocked in a left-footed shot from just inside the six putting UVa ahead, 1-0.
Nico Colaluca had two assists against the Terrapins.
Maryland tried to put the equalizer on the board when a Stephen King cross was headed out by Bakary Soumare. Graham Zusi’ gathered the clear and shot, Burke handled the shot for one of three saves.
The Cavaliers extended their lead three minutes later. Dane Murphy started a scoring chance when he found Ian Holder at the top of the 18. After holding off a couple of Maryland defenders, Holder slipped a pass to Reyering, who blasted a shot from 16 yards out giving Virginia a 2-0 lead in the 32nd minute.
Cristman scored his third goal of the season in the 79th minute. Colaluca had a breakaway. He slipped a pass to Cristman, who slid a shot past the Maryland goalkeeper for the 3-0 Virginia lead.
The Cavaliers out-shot the Terrapins, 13-9, in the game. Both teams took nine corner kicks. Chris Seitz and Burke each finished with three saves.
Virginia will next be in action Tues. Oct. 17, when the Cavaliers host Longwood at 7 p.m.