CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia women’s soccer team (14-1-1, 7-0-1 ACC) picked up its fourth straight win on Thursday night (Oct. 21) when the Cavaliers defeated Louisville (7-6-1, 3-5-0 ACC) by a score of 4-1 at Klöckner Stadium.
2’ – UVA: Louisville Own Goal
21’ – UVA: Diana Ordoñez (Lia Godfrey)
71 – UL: Julia Simon (Emma Hiscock)
72’ – UVA: Alexis Theoret (Taryn Torres)
80’ – UVA: Taryn Torres (Alexa Spaanstra)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia jumped out to 2-0 lead in the first half with an own goal by the Cardinals in the second minute of play before Diana Ordoñez would get her head on the end of a Lia Godfrey cross in the 21st minute to extend the Cavaliers’ lead.
Louisville looked to fight its way back into the game with a goal from Julia Simon in the 71st minute, but Alexis Theoret answered a minute later with a strike from long range to put Virginia back on top by two goals. Taryn Torres then capped the scoring with another Virginia strike from distance in the 80th minute for the final 4-1 score.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• With the win, Virginia improved to 10-0-0 all-time against the Cardinals and are 6-0-0 at Klöckner Stadium.
• Lia Godfrey notched her 11th assist of the season and now has at least one point in four straight games.
• Alexa Spaanstra also has recorded at least one point in four straight matches for the Cavaliers.
• Alexis Theoret scored her first collegiate goal with her strike in the 72nd minute.
• Diana Ordoñez tallied her 11th goal of 2021 and hit her fifth game winner of the year and 13th of her career.
• Taryn Torres’ goal was her second of the season and first since the game-winner at George Mason (8/26/21).
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“It was good to get the win. We had our legs today, which was good coming back from the game on Sunday against Notre Dame. I just didn’t think our quality throughout the match was as consistent as we would have liked it. Some of that had to do with Louisville’s pressure. They did a good job at times of pressing us. But, we left a lot on the table. We didn’t convert as many chances as I would have liked to have seen from the opportunities we generated. There are things we can do to improve, but now we have to get ready for Miami. It’s one game at a time.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will close out the home portion of the regular-season schedule on Sunday when the Cavaliers host Miami. Kick-off is now set for 3 p.m. after the match was picked up for broadcast by the ACC Regional Sports Networks.