WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) opened ACC play with a win on Friday (Sept. 17), taking a 1-0 victory at Wake Forest (8-1-0, 0-1-0 ACC). It marks the first time a team has scored on Wake Forest this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Diana Ordoñez scored the lone goal of the game when she struck in the 20th minute of play. As sophomore Lia Godfrey approached the attacking third, she slipped the ball through a pair of defenders toward the box where Ordoñez picked it up as she slipped in behind her defender. The junior forward fired her right-footed shot from near the penalty mark to the right of the keeper for the score.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• Virginia improved to 20-7-4 all-time against Wake Forest and is 7-0-1 in the last eight games.
• Wake Forest had posted eight shutouts and 739:32 minutes of scoreless soccer in 2021 prior to Ordoñez’s goal.
• Diana Ordoñez hit her eighth goal of the season and third game-winning goal of the year.
• Ordoñez has now tallied 10 game-winning goals in her career.
• Lia Godfrey has now notched a goal or an assist in six consecutive games for the Hoos.
• Godfrey now has six assists this season, three shy of her ACC-leading nine from a year ago.
• Laurel Ivory improved to 59-16-11 in goal and has 37 shutouts.
• This marks the fifth straight season for Virginia to open ACC play on the road.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“It’s tough in this league to pick up points on the road, especially this year when every team in the league is strong, so we’re happy to get this result over a good Wake Forest side. We are still growing as a team and we need to continue to work hard to make gains in the areas we need to moving forward.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns home next week to host No. 4 Duke in a 7 p.m. contest on Thursday (Sept. 23) at Klöckner Stadium.