CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team had its six-game win streak come to an end with a 0-0 draw with Washington State Friday night on the first day of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers, who entered the game leading the nation in scoring with 26 goals, outshot the Cougars 19-4, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
“We knew Washington State was very organized defensively and would be hard to break down,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “While we had a majority of the possession, we didn’t do enough with the chances we created. We need to be a little more crisp with our passing and take advantage of controlling the ball for most of the game.”
Virginia (6-0-1) dominated play from start to finish, but sent many scoring opportunities wide. The Cavaliers’ best chance came in the second overtime when Caroline Miller’s (Rockville, Md.) shot from the top of the box was tipped just over the crossbar by WSU goalkeeper Gurveen Clair.
In addition to the 19-4 shot advantage, the Cavaliers also had a 15-3 corner kick edge in the game. Washington State (4-1-1) had just two shots on goal, both coming in the first half.
The Virginia defense posted its third consecutive shutout, its fourth overall this year. Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) recorded two saves and extended her Virginia career record to 37 shutouts. Clair made four saves in net for the Cougars.
In the first game of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic on Friday, UCF edged Penn State 2-1 in double overtime.
Play in the tournament concludes on Sunday. UCF plays Washington State at 11 a.m., with Virginia and Penn State to follow at 2 p.m. The Virginia-Penn State contest will be broadcast online as part of the Cavaliers Live package on VirginiaSports.com.
#7 Virginia 0, Washington State 0
Washington State (4-1-1) 0 0 0 0 – 0
#7 Virginia (6-0-1) 0 0 0 0 – 0
Shots: UVa 19, WSU 4
Corners: UVa 15, WSU 3
Saves: UVa 2 (Chantel Jones 2), WSU 4 (Gurveen Clair 4)
Fouls: UVa 8, WSU 7