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Oct. 28, 2006

Box Score

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) scored two goals, including the golden goal in the 95th minute as Virginia topped NC State 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Method Road Stadium. With the win, the Cavaliers end the regular season with a 10-6-2 record (5-4-1 ACC), while the Wolfpack close the regular season with a 9-8-2 record (3-7-0 ACC).

“I thought we showed some resilience today, coming back from adversity,” head coach Steve Swanson said. “Not that we were ever trailing, but we kept having NC State come back to tie right after we scored. We were able to get a win, a road win, and those are hard to come by in this league.”

The Cavaliers took the early lead in the ninth minute of play. Rostedt dribbled to about 25 yards out before firing a shot from distance that round the back of the net. NC State answered in the 26th minute as Briana Cunningham scored the equalizer.

In the second half, the Cavaliers continued to pressure NC State but couldn’t retake the lead until the 84th minute. A loose ball in the box went to Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.), who played a ball to the top of the box that Julia Falk (Clifton, Va.) fired a one-time shot into the net for her first goal of the season. However, the lead was short lived as the Wolfpack answered less than two minutes later on a goal by Megan Buescher.

The game went to overtime, where Rostedt ended the game with her second goal of the game in the 95th minute. A ball came out to her at the top of the box, which she fired into the corner of the net to give Virginia the win.

Virginia outshot NC State 24-6 in the contest and had a 14-0 corner kick advantage. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made one save for Virginia, while Megan Connors made nine for NC State.

“If we compete like we did tonight, we will be fine the rest of the way,” Swanson said. “There is still a lot of soccer to be played this season.”

Virginia will return to the Raleigh area next week for the ACC Tournament at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.. The Cavaliers will open play in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, November 1. The tournament bracket will be announced Monday.

Virginia 3, NC State 2 (OT)

Virginia (10-6-2, 5-4-1) 1 1 1 3NC State (9-8-2, 3-7-0) 1 1 0 2

Scoring Summary1. UVa. Rostedt, 7 (unassisted) 9’2. NCSU. Cunningham, 3 (unassisted) 26’3. UVa. Falk, 1 (Miskel) 84’4. NCSU. Buescher, 1 (Parrilla) 86’5. UVa. Rostedt, 8 (unassisted) 95′

Caution SummaryNCSU: Tognetti (YC-57′)

UVa NCSUShots: 24 6Corners: 14 0Saves: 1 11Fouls: 13 7

Weather: 65 degrees, clearAttendance: 300

Game Notes: The win give Virginia its 20th consecutive season of reaching the 10-win plateau … the win also gave Virginia its 13th consecutive non-losing season in the ACC (11 winning, two .500 records) … the overtime was Virginia’s first extra session win since a 2-1 win over Clemson last season … with her two goals, Rostedt now has 20 career goals … Falk’s goal made her the tenth different Cavalier to score a goal this season.

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