No. 3 Virginia Plays James Madison to a 0-0 Double-Overtime Tie
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 3 Virginia and James Madison played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in men’s soccer action Tuesday night at Klöckner Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Diego Restrepo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) finished with eight saves and posted his seventh shutout of the 2010 season.
“It was a hard-fought and very physical game,” UVa head coach George Gelnovatch said. “I thought JMU did a good job of disrupting us and to their credit they made it tough for us to get anything going.”
With the tie, Virginia’s overall record went to 8-2-2. The match extended Virginia’s unbeaten streak against non-conference opponents to 20 games. James Madison’s record went to 7-2-2.
Restrepo had his first save of the match in the 25th minute, off of a shot by Markus Bjorkheim from the right side of the field from 18 yards out. Ten minutes later, Restrepo saved another shot by Bjorkeim and added another save on a shot by Patrick Innes before the half was over.
At the half, James Madison held a slight advantage in shots, 6-4.
In the second half, the Dukes got their best scoring opportunity in the 80th minute with three rapid-fire shots by three different players. The final shot by Innes was saved by Restrepo diving to his right and preserved the scoreless tie at the end of regulation.
In the overtime periods, James Madison had four shots to Virginia’s zero.
Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.) had two shots on goal for Virginia, while Sean Murnane (Centreville, Va.), Will Bates (Chester, Va.) and Brian Span (Somers, N.Y.) all had one.
Up next, Virginia hosts in-state and conference rival Virginia Tech on Friday, Oct. 15. Kick-off from Klöckner Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.
No. 3 Virginia 0, James Madison 0 (2OT)
#3 Virginia (8-2-2) 0 0 0 0 – 0
James Madison (7-2-2) 0 0 0 0 – 0
Scoring Summary: None
Shots: UVa 9, JMU 22
Corners: UVa 4, JMU 11
Saves: UVa 9 (Restrepo 8, Team 1), JMU 5 (Manahan 5)
Fouls: UVa 8, JMU 12
Offsides: UVa 1, JMU 4