CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Cavaliers had the edge in chances, but the contest ended in a 0-0 draw between No. 5 Virginia (2-0-1) and Michigan (0-1-2) on Thursday night (Aug. 24) at Klöckner Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Cavaliers had the advantage in the first half, tallying seven shots with two on frame to only four shots and one on frame for the Wolverines. Virginia had a pair of shots by Yuna McCormack and Talia Staude blocked in the 22nd minute. The Cavaliers were then turned away tice more as shots by Alexis Theoret in the 26th minute and Maggie Cagle in the 41st minute were saved.
The second half saw the Cavaliers again get more chances with a seven shot advantage, but the one shot from the Wolverines was a dangerous one. In the final minute, Michigan’s Kali Burrell got a one-on-one chance. As she drove toward goal, Virginia keeper Cayla White charged out to meet her and made the sliding block of Burrell’s shot to preserve the shutout.
NOTES ON THE GAME
- Cayla White picked up her 13th career shutout as she tallied the clean sheet for the Hoos.
- White is now 21-4-4 in goal for the Cavaliers.
- The Hoos are now 1-0-1 all-time against Michigan with both contests coming at Klöckner Stadium.
- The shutout was the third straight for Virginia this season.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“Michigan was organized and battled really hard. We were lacking quality, especially in the attacking end. We got some chances, but not enough to get a result. There are tons of things we can take away from this game and I am confident we will.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns to action on Sunday for its only non-conference road game of the season. The Cavaliers will travel to face George Mason in a 6 p.m. contest on Sunday (Aug. 27).