UVa Blanks Central Connecticut State, 4-0
CHARLOTTESVILLE Tony Tchani scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Virginia men’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over visiting Central Connecticut State Tuesday night at Klckner Stadium. For Tchani, it was his second-straight multi-goal game, while the Cavaliers posted their second-straight shutout.
“We are getting more comfortable finishing our chances,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “It helps us manage the game and good things happen.”
Virginia (4-3-0) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as Tchani finished a pass from Hunter Jumper in the sixth minute to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead. The assist was Jumper’s team-high fourth of the season.
UVa extended its lead in the 17th minute when Chris Agorsor was fouled in the penalty box and the Cavaliers were awarded a penalty kick. Tchani finished for his team-high seventh goal of the year.
Later in the first half, Tchani found Ross LaBauex on the right sideline. LaBauex beat his defender and finished a low shot to the far post for his first goal of the year.
UVa made it 4-0 less than a minute into the second half, when Brian Ownby chased down a long ball from Matt Poole and scored his second goal of the year.
In goal for Virginia, Michael Giallombardo earned his second-straight shutout victory and made a save.
Virginia has now won three-straight games at Klckner Stadium. The Cavaliers out-shot Central Connecticut State, 20-4, and had a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks. UVa has out-scored its opponents, 9-0, in its last two outings.
Eddie Floyd registered the Blue Devils’ (4-2-1) shot on goal, while David Tyrie and Robert Caverner also had shots for CCSU. In goal, Paul Armstrong made seven saves and allowed four goals before being relieved by Chris Jones.
Virginia returns to the pitch on Friday night, when it travels to ACC and in-state rival, Virginia Tech. Kick-off from Thompson field in Blacksburg, Va., is scheduled for 7 p.m.