HARRISONBURG, Va. – A pair of second half goals from Diana Ordoñez proved to be the difference on Sunday (Sept. 5) as No. 3 Virginia (6-0-0) posted its fifth shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over JMU (1-4-0) at Sentara Park.
53’ – UVA: Ordoñez (Godfrey)
60’ – UVA: Ordoñez (Sieracki)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia broke through in the 53rd minute when Lia Godfrey slipped a ball out wide in the box to Alexa Spaanstra. The keeper came off her line to defend, but wasn’t able to corral the ball which bounced back out to Godfrey and the sophomore sent it ahead to Ordoñez. The junior forward tapped it in from seven yards out and put the Cavaliers on top 1-0.
Ordoñez added a second goal in the 60th minute, heading it on off a cross from Lizzy Sieracki for the 2-0 lead.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• Diana Ordoñez tallied her eighth multiple-goal game of her career with the brace.
• The game winner for Ordoñez was her ninth game-winning goal of her career.
• The assist on the game winner was the fifth on a game-winning goal for Godfrey in her career.
• With the win, Virginia improved to 22-1-2 all-time against the Dukes and 7-1-1 in Harrisonburg.
• Virginia has now scored 20 goals this season while conceding only one through six contests.
• Laurel Ivory tallied her 57th career victory and her 36th career shutout against the Dukes.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“It was a good win and a tough game. It’s been a while since we played JMU and we’ve always had a very good rivalry with them. They played well, played hard and were very organized so I give a lot of credit to them. I was happy with the win. This is a tough place to play and I thought coming back from the game on Thursday (over No. 9 Santa Clara) was going to be difficult. We improved and played well in the second half. We created and finished a couple of chances, which was key. I thought we did a pretty good job on them defensively most of the match. They’re dangerous on their set pieces and we didn’t give them too many of them which was good.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will return home to Klöckner Stadium on Thursday to host No. 7 Penn State in an 8 p.m. contest on ACC Network.