No. 12 Virginia Wins Third Straight, Shuts Out Boston College 2-0
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Freshman Will Bates (Chester, Va.) extended his scoring streak to four games, netting the game-winning goal in the 58th minute, to lead No. 12 Virginia to a 2-0 victory over visiting Boston College Sunday afternoon. Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.) had the Cavaliers’ other goal, while Neil Barlow (Herndon, Va.) assisted on each.
The Cavaliers (10-3-1, 3-3 ACC) earned three points toward their standing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and won their third-straight game. With the loss, Boston College’s record went to 9-7, 3-3 in the league. A crowd of 1,610 was at Klöckner Stadium.
“I think that was our most complete 90 minutes of the year,” said Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch. “We defended well and converted on our scoring chances.”
In goal for UVa, Diego Restrepo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) posted the shutout, his sixth of the year. He had two saves, including a diving stop in the last 10 minutes of the match that preserved the shutout.
The teams played to a scoreless first half, with the Cavaliers holding a 9-5 advantage in shots. Bates scored the difference-maker in the 58th minute, taking control of a through ball by Barlow and finishing hard to the near post from six yards out.
Bates has now scored in four-straight games for UVa, and leads the team with six goals this season.
Ownby tallied the insurance goal in the 73rd minute, finishing a similar ball from Barlow and beating BC goalkeeper Ayotunde Ogunbiyi from 10 yards out. It was Ownby’s second goal of the year and Barlow’s team-high fourth assist.
For the match, Virginia out-shot Boston College, 17-11, and held a 7-5 corner kick advantage.
Ogunbiyi finished with seven saves in goal for the Eagles.
Virginia improved to 4-3 all-time vs. BC, and snapped a three-game Boston College winning streak dating back to the 2007 season. UVa also improved to 6-2-1 this year at Klöckner Stadium.
Up next, Virginia travels to ACC foe Maryland for a Halloween night match. Kick-off on Saturday, Oct. 31 from Ludwig Field in College Park, Md., is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.