Oct. 20, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss Friday night to Boston College at Klockner Stadium. Gina DiMartino’s goal in the 15th minute was all the Eagles needed to win, despite the Cavaliers outshooting them 13-3 in the contest. The Cavaliers fall to 9-5-2 (4-3-1 ACC) with the loss, while the Eagles improve to 10-5-1 (4-3-1).
“I am sure B.C. was happy to get the first goal and after that they were able to play defensively,” head coach Steve Swanson said. “I thought we fought hard, especially in the second half, but we weren’t able to convert any of our chances.”
DiMartino scored the game’s lone goal in the 15th minute as she one-timed home a cross by Caitlin Hiler. Later in the first half, the Cavaliers had two chances to equalize on free kicks from just outside the box. However, both times, Jen Redmond’s (Morristown, N.J.) free kick fired off the crossbar.
In the second half, the Cavaliers continued to pressure the Eagles, outshooting them 6-01 after intermission. Virginia continued to get chances, but could not come up with the equalizer.
In addition to the 13-3 shot advantage, the Cavaliers had a 6-2 corner kick edge. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made one save for Virginia, while Sarah Buonomo made five for Boston College.
“We have another game on Sunday against Maryland,” Swanson said. “We need to move on from this game and get ready for that one.”
Virginia will return to action Sunday at Maryland. Game time at Ludwig Field is set for 6 p.m.
Boston College 1, #11 Virginia 0
Boston College (10-5-1, 4-3-1) 1 0 1#11 Virginia (9-5-2, 4-3-1) 0 0 0
Scoring Summary1. BC. DiMartino, 12 (Hiler) 15′
UVa BCShots: 13 3Corners: 6 2Saves: 1 5Fouls: 7 4
Weather: 55 degrees, clearAttendance: 1171
Game Notes: The Cavaliers have not scored a first half goal in seven straight games … the loss was Virginia’s third at home this season, the most since 2000 … the Cavaliers are still winless all-time against BC, falling to 0-3-1 in the series … prior to the game, the Cavaliers honored the senior class of de Vries, Kara Frederick, Nikki Lieb, and Kristen Weiss.