Cavaliers Fall to Top-Ranked, Top-Seeded UNC 3-0
Newton Centre, Mass. — The Cavaliers held top-ranked UNC (19-0) to five shots in the first half, and drew the first short corner in the game, but Virginia (11-9) fell to the Tar Heels 3-0 in ACC semifinal action today in Newton Centre. The Hoos were led by keeper Amy Desjadon, who made a career-high 13 saves in the contest .
The Hoos attacked early and drew the first short corner of the game ten minutes into the contest. Abby Taylor’s shot went wide and the Tar Heels took possession with a 16-yard hit. Five minutes later UNC got on the board as Katelyn Falgowski tipped a ball up into the cage off a centering pass from Laree Beans to take the early lead 1-0. The Virginia defense held the Tar Heels out of the circle for the majority of the rest of the half and the teams went into the break with UNC holding a 1-0 lead.
North Carolina took a 2-0 lead 85 seconds into the second half as Beans deflected down a shot from Jesse Gey into the cage. The Tar Heels tacked on a final goal as Danielle Forword scored off a broken corner with just under 10 minutes to play.
With the loss, the Cavaliers await a possible bid to the NCAA Championships. The 2007 field will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 6 approximately 8:30 p.m.
UNC 3, UVA 1
Linescore 1 2 F (records)
Virginia 0 0 0 (11-9)
UNC 1 2 3 (19-0)
15:12 UNC fg Falgowski (Beans) 0-1
36:25 UNC fg Beans (Gey) 0-2
60:11 UNC pc Forword (—) 0-3
Keepers: VA: Amy Desjadon (70 mins, 16 saves, 3 GA)
NC: O’Donnell (66 mins, 1 saves, 0 GA); Jackie Kintzer (4 mins, 0 saves, 0 GA)
Shots: VA 5, UNC 26
Short corners: VA 2, UNC 13
Incidents: YC: Ragukas, 61:15; Elstein, 66:59.