CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (2-2-1) played UNC Greensboro (3-2-1) to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- UNCG had three shots, including one on goal, in the first 14 minutes of play.
- UVA’s first shot of the night came in the 19th minute by Kaya Ignacio.
- Oliver Gerbig took a shot in the 32nd minute and Leo Afonso had a shot on goal at 36:36 that was saved by the UNCG keeper.
- The Spartans had a corner kick in the 55th minute that led to a shot on goal, but Holden Brown came up with the save.
- Virginia pushed the ball up and had several opportunities in the final 15 minutes of regulation, but three shots went wide of the net.
- Kevin Ogudugu came in off the bench in the 107th minute, fought through the UNCG defense to find an opening and put a shot on target, but it was saved.
- It is Virginia’s first draw of the season.
- UVA had eight shots to nine for UNCG.
- Brown, Gerbig, Leo Afonso, Paul Wiese and Andreas Ueland played in all 110 minutes.
- Afonso led the Cavaliers with three shots, while Ogudugu had two.
- Brown came up with four saves.
- Both teams made a save in the second overtime period.
- Erick Kilosho and Kome Ubogu made their first career starts.
HEAD COACH GEORGE GELNOVATCH
“I’m proud of the performance. UNC Greensboro is a very good team and I think on the night, it is an ACC opponent. On the night they are a good team. They had control of the game in the first 18 minutes then we slowly came into the game in the first half. By the end of the half I felt like we had more control of the game. Same thing with the second half, we took more control of the game and into the overtime where I think a penalty could have been called and Kevin (Ogudugu) had a really good chance that they had to make a save on. Yes we want to win, but I understand the dynamic of our team and the youngness. We started Kome (Ubogu) up front, his first start, and Erick Kilosho, his first start as a freshman. The first 18 minutes affected us a little bit, having some young guys out there against a very good team. I’m proud of the energy, intensity and the battle.”
Virginia travels to Virginia Tech in a Commonwealth Clash match on Friday, Sept. 17. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start in Blacksburg, Va.