CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A pair of freshmen combined for three goals in the first half on Thursday (Sept. 8) as Maggie Cagle and Maya Carter helped spark the offense for No. 5 Virginia (7-0-0) in a 5-0 victory over Oregon State (3-2-2) at Klöckner Stadium.
25’ – UVA: Maggie Cagle (Samar Guidry, Emma Dawson)
41’ – UVA: Maya Carter (unassisted)
45’ – UVA: Maya Carter (Chloe Japic)
48’ – UVA: Lia Godfrey (Samar Guidry)
77’ – UVA: Emma Dawson (Sarah Clark, Sarah Brunner)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Maggie Cagle scored the opening goal in the 25th minute to get things started. Samar Guidry served a ball in from the left flank to Emma Dawson and Dawson tapped it over to Cagle who took the shot from near the penalty spot to get the Hoos on the board.
Maya Carter then added two more goals in the final five minutes of the half. Her first goal came on a strike from distance as she hammered a ball on frame that saw the keeper take a step back across the line as she collected it and drop it behind the line. She then scored in the final minute of play off a service from Chloe Japic. Carter headed the ball in with 18 seconds left in the half to put the Hoos up 3-0.
Lia Godfrey scored in the 48th minute as a short corner led Samar Guidry to play a ball back to Godfrey. The midfielder sent the ball in and it bent enough to hit the back post and carom in for the score. Emma Dawson capped the scoring in the 77th minute off a ball played ahead through the defense to Sarah Brunner by Sarah Clark. Brunner served it in toward the spot where Dawson redirected it in with one touch.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• It was the second meeting between UVA and Oregon State and first at Klöckner Stadium.
• The series between the teams is tied 1-1-0 after the Hoos and Oregon State met for the first time since 1999.
• Maggie Cagle scored her first collegiate goal with her game-winning goal in the first half.
• Cagle has five assists this season (three on game-winning goals) and one goal (a game-winner).
• Maya Carter delivered her first multiple-goal game and has three goals this season for Virginia.
• Emma Dawson matched her single game best with a goal and assist, matching a mark set against BC (10/27/19).
• Samar Guidry’s two assists was a single-game high for her career and she now has seven career assists.
• Michaela Moran picked up her first solo shutout of the season as the Hoos have six straight clean sheets.
• Virginia has gone 558:08 minutes without allowing a goal – the eighth longest streak in program history.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“There wasn’t a lot of space in between their lines at first, so we had to play over them. We needed a little time to get that adjusted and we talked to the players about getting the ball in behind their back line. We got a couple of goals that way, which was good. We got good contributions from a lot of players and we solved their tight defense. Earlier in the season we might have gone in at halftime without scoring, but it was nice to see us solve that the way we did in the first half.”
On the freshmen and newcomers
“This group of first years has been impactful from the beginning. We had another one get her first goal tonight in Maggie Cagle. She’s been terrific for us all year. It was nice to get Meredith McDermott out there after she’s been battling mono for a while. Maya Carter scored a really nice goal with her head right before the half and has been making contributions. Both Tatum Galvin and Jill Flammia have made big impacts for us. The whole group of newcomers have been impactful. We’re still trying to sort out roles for a bit, especially having Samar Guidry and Laney Rouse back in the mix, but that’s starting to come now. We’ve just got to gain continuity because we have some tough tests coming down the road starting with Sunday. We’re progressing and getting better and that’s what we have to do now.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will close out non-conference play at home on Sunday (Sept. 11) when the Cavaliers host VCU in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.