Agorsor's Goal Gives UVa 1-0 Victory Over VCU
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Chris Agorsor (Severn, Md.) scored the game-winning goal with one minute remaining in the second overtime period to lift the 12th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over VCU Tuesday night. With the win, Virginia improved to 6-2 on the year.
“VCU is one of the best teams we’ve played all year,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “I thought our second half and our two overtimes were fantastic. We were methodical and disciplined. I’m very proud of our guys.”
The teams battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and the first overtime period. At the 109-minute mark, Virginia earned a throw-in deep into VCU territory and Greg Monaco (Virginia Beach, Va.) threw a long service into the penalty box.
The ball made its way to Agorsor’s feet and the sophomore forward was able to turn with the ball and fire a shot into the lower right corner of the goal, past VCU goalkeeper Gabriel Rodriguez.
It was Agorsor’s first goal of the season and the fifth of his career. For Monaco, it was his first assist of the year and of his career.
“This was a good fight and it can only help us heading into Friday’s match at North Carolina,” Agorsor said after the match.
In goal for Virginia, Diego Restrepo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) earned his third shutout and registered two saves. Rodriguez, meanwhile, had three saves in defeat for the Rams (3-3-1).
Virginia out-shot the Rams, 17-6, and held a 14-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Virginia hits the road for its next match, traveling to No. 5 North Carolina on Friday (Oct. 2). Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.