BOYDS, Md. — The Virginia women’s soccer team participated last weekend in the 15th Annual KICKS for Breast Cancer Tournament, posting a convincing 3-0 win over ACC rival Maryland at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
“It was our strongest performance of the spring against a quality opponent and the result was justified,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We have a young team with many new faces getting quality minutes and they really have shown tremendous progress over the past months. Even though our results this spring have been mixed, I really think this team is moving in the right direction. We are improving every day in terms of our fitness, our technical ability, leadership, and most significantly in terms of our team defending. This is a great group of players who really work hard and play for one another and it showed today. To get a result like this against an experienced team like Maryland gives us some real momentum heading into our last match this weekend an even more toward the fall.”
The Cavaliers got goals in the win over the Terps by Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.), Kate Norbo (Roanoke, Va.) and Emily Perrin (Charlottesville, Va.).
“We are always appreciative of the opportunity to play in the KICKS tournament since it is so important to continue to raise funds and awareness for the fight against Breast Cancer,” said Swanson. “It is a disease that has affected all of us in some way and we feel fortunate to do something positive through our sport to help!”
Virginia concludes its spring schedule on Saturday, Apr. 16 when it hosts Georgetown at Klöckner Stadium at 7 p.m.