CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The season came to an end for the Virginia women’s soccer team (18-3-2) in the Round of 16 on Saturday night as the No. 1 seeded Cavaliers fell to fourth seeded BYU (16-4-1) by a score of 1-0 at Klöckner Stadium.
47’ – BYU: Cameron Tucker (unassisted)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Just two minutes into the second half, BYU took advantage of a turnover and turned to attack on a counter. The Cougars played the ball ahead through a series of passes before playing it to Cameron Tucker coming down the left wing. She cut in toward the area and fired her shot, sending it into the upper right corner for the score.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• With the loss, Virginia is now 2-1-0 all-time against BYU and 1-1-0 against the Cougars in the NCAA Tournament.
• Laurel Ivory made her 100th career start in goal for the Cavaliers in the Round of 16.
• Virginia has advanced to at least the Round of 16 for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons with Saturday’s game.
• The Cavaliers had a 15-to-12 advantage in shots and had eight corners to four for the Cougars on the night.
• Lia Godfrey led the Cavaliers with six shots on the night while Haley Hopkins added five shots of her own.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“Congratulations to BYU. They played very hard and it was a very hard-fought game. It had the feel of a College Cup game for sure. There wasn’t much separating the teams and I felt similar last year when we played them. They have some very good offensive firepower and a good transition game. I thought for the most part we did a good job of minimizing it. You’re not going to stop an attack like BYU’s, but we did a good job of minimizing it. You have to give their player credit for coming down and finishing that shot. We had our chances. We needed to do a better job of controlling the tempo. That got away from us a little bit which played into their hands.
I’m incredibly proud of the team and the season we had. It’s hard now because the reality is our season is over and that’s sad because we won’t be together for a little bit. It’s always a tough thing when that ends.”