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CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 13 Virginia scored two early goals and shut out visiting Longwood to defeat the Lancers, 2-0, Wednesday night at Klöckner Stadium.

With the win, the Cavaliers improved to 7-3 on the year, while Longwood’s record went to 2-7-2.

“Tonight we jumped on them early,” UVa head coach George Gelnovatch said. “I thought from there we managed the game well.”

Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.) started his first game since Sept. 11 after returning from competing with the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team at the FIFA World Cup in Suez, Egypt. The sophomore forward wasted no time making an impact, scoring the Cavaliers’ first goal in the sixth minute. Fellow sophomore Chris Agorsor (Severn, Md.) threaded a through ball to Ownby, who was onsides and dribbled past the Longwood goalkeeper Joel Helmick. He finished with his left foot into an empty net.

For Ownby, it was his first goal of the 2009 season. Agorsor’s assist was his second this year.

Agorsor made it 2-0 Virginia in the 11th minute, gathering a long ball from Hunter Jumper (Plano, Texas) and chipping it over the keeper’s head from 15 yards out. It was Agorsor’s second goal of the year.

Diego Restrepo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) played all 90 minutes in goal for Virginia and recorded his fourth shutout of the year.

Helmick finished with three saves in defeat for Longwood.

The Cavaliers out-shot the Lancers, 16-4, and held a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks. UVa improved to 5-0-1 all-time vs. Longwood and 4-2 at Klöckner Stadium this year.

The Cavaliers are back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 13, vs. Liberty. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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