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Nov. 1, 2006

Box Score

CARY, N.C. – The Virginia women’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to No. 17 ranked Wake Forest in an ACC Quarterfinal match at the SAS Soccer Stadium. The loss drops the Cavaliers’ record to 10-7-2 on the season, while the Demon Deacons improve to 15-5-0.

In the first half of play, the Demon Deacons took a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute. After a Cavalier foul just outside the box, Amanda Lebo took the free kick from 20 yards out and found the lower corner. However, the Cavaliers answered just 26 seconds later. Kristen Weiss (Brecksville, Ohio) sent a cross into the box that Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) one-timed into the net to equalize. Wake Forest scored the game-winner in the 79th minute of play. After a loose ball was batted around in the Cavalier penalty area, Amy Smerdzinski tapped in the ball to score the game-winner.

Wake Forest outshot Virginia 12-10, while the Cavaliers had a 6-3 corner kick edge. Christina de Vries (Westlake Village, Calif.) made five saves for Virginia, while Laura Morse made three for Wake.

“I thought we did a good job of responding after the first goal and coming right back,” Virginia head coach Steve Swanson said. “I thought our effort was there in the second half, but the execution wasn’t/ Give Wake credit, they took advantage of one of our mistakes. That is what you have to do to win games in the ACC Tournament.”

The Cavaliers will now await a bit to the NCAA Tournament. The bracket will be released on Monday, November 6.

Virginia (10-7-2)			1	0	1#17 Wake Forest (15-5-0)		1	1	2

Scoring Summary:1. WF. Lebo, 4 (unassisted) 33’2. UVa. Redmond, 3 (Weiss, Lieb) 34’3. WF. Smerdzinski, 4 (Remy) 79′

Caution Summary:UVa: de Vries (YC-33′)WF: Coach da Luz (YC-88′)

Stats UVa WFShots: 10 12Corners: 6 3Saves: 5 3Fouls: 15 9

Attendance: 1018Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy

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