CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Andreas Ueland recorded a brace in the first half that proved to be the final score as Virginia (2-0-0) won 2-0 over High Point (1-2-0) on Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium.
5’ – UVA: Andreas Ueland
39’ – UVA: Ueland
HOW IT HAPPENED
- UVA took the lead early after a handball in the box by the Panthers gave the Cavaliers a penalty kick in the fourth minute. Ueland took the penalty and converted after sending the opposite way.
- In the 39th minute, freshman Nils Henry Orywol was fouled in the box to award Virginia a second penalty kick. High Point’s goalkeeper, Holden Trent, was given a red card, and backup goalie Ricardo Ceballos came in to make a save on Ueland’s first penalty attempt, but he was called off the line and Ueland converted the second opportunity.
- Ueland recorded his second career brace with two penalty kicks in the first half. Ueland matched his career-high in goals and points, previously set against St. John’s on Nov. 30, 2019.
- For the second consecutive game UVA played with a man up due to an opponent red card.
- Holden Brown made two saves in 90 minutes in goal for the Cavaliers.
- Oliver Gerbig and Ueland also played in all 90 minutes in the field.
FROM HEAD COACH GEORGE GELNOVATCH
“I think we played really well. I felt like we did a good job of getting into their penalty area and then drawing penalties. We also controlled the game. Once we went up 2-0, of course they went down a man, I think we learned some lessons from Western Michigan when they went down two men, we did a better job of controlling the game.”
Virginia will face Maryland in a neutral site match at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. The game is set for a 6 p.m. start on Monday, Sept. 6.