CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 16 Cavalier women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 4-0 victory over Seton Hall in the final game of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic at Klöckner Stadium. Virginia scored three goals in the first 26 minutes and rolled to their fourth victory of the season (4-1-2).
“It was good to get a result after a hard fought game Friday against West Virginia,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We were able to get some goals that gave us confidence early against a very dangerous Seton Hall team. We were able to settle into the game in the first half and then were able to use our depth in the second half.”
Virginia took an early lead in the 12th minute of play. Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.) threaded a ball to Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) at the top of the box, who took a touch before firing a shot into the upper corner to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later, Amanda Fancher’s (The Colony, Texas) cross was headed in by Lenczyk for her second goal of the game and her team-leading fifth of the season. In the 26th minute the lead was extended to 3-0 as Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.) found Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) in the box, who fired in her fourth goal of the season.
In the second half, the Cavaliers tacked on one more goal in the 56th minute. Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.) sent a through ball into the box that found the run of Lindsey Miller (Nashua, N.H.), who scored her second goal of the season.
Virginia outshot the Pirates 13-2 in the contest and had a 4-1 corner kick advantage. Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) and Carrie Wisman (Bristol, Va.), who made her collegiate debut, didn’t need to make a save to combine for the shutout. Jennifer Pettigrew made three saves for Seton Hall.
Jones, Lenczyk and Farrelly were named to the All-Tournament team. Dartmouth captured the title with their 1-0 victory over West Virginia in Sunday’s first game. The Big Green had defeated Seton Hall 1-0 in double overtime on Friday.
“The nice thing is we now have a week before our next game,” said Swanson. “It will give us some opportunities for training to work on some things. With our schedule and travel over the past few weeks we haven’t had many opportunities recently to do that.”
The Cavaliers return to action to host American on Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. The game is the final non-conference game of the year for Virginia before starting ACC play.
VIRGINIA 4, SETON HALL 0
Seton Hall (3-3-0) 0 0 0
#16 Virginia (4-1-2) 3 1 4
UVa. Meghan Lenczyk 4 (Caitlin Miskel 3) 12’
UVa. Meghan Lenczyk 5 (Amanda Fancher 1, Julia Roberts 2) 20’
UVa. Jess Rostedt 4 (Sinead Farrelly 1, Maggie Kistner 2) 26’
UVa. Lindsey Miller 2 (Lauren Alwine 5) 56’
Shots: UVa 13, SHU 2
Corners: UVa 4, SHU 1
Saves: UVa 0 (Jones 0, Wisman 0), SHU 3 (Pettigrew 3)
Fouls: UVa 10, SHU 8
Weather: 79 degrees, clear
Game Notes: Rostedt’s goal was her 29th career goal, moving her into 10th place on Virginia’s career list … Fancher became the 15th different Cavalier to record a point this season.
2009 Virginia Nike Soccer Classic Standings
West Virginia (0-1-1)
Seton Hall (0-2-0)
Myra Sack (Dartmouth) – MVP
Becky Poskin (Dartmouth)
Kelsey Quick (Dartmouth)
Erin Fleischli (Dartmouth)
Sinead Farrelly (Virginia)
Meghan Lenczyk (Virginia)
Chantel Jones (Virginia)
Kerri Butler (West Virginia)
Carolyn Blank (West Virginia)
Bry McCarthy (West Virginia)
Jennifer Pettigrew (Seton Hall)
Megan Mills (Seton Hall)