RALEIGH, N.C. – Allie Ross hit her fifth goal of the season to pull the Cavaliers within striking distance, but Virginia (5-3-5, 0-3-3 ACC) dropped a 2-1 contest on the road at NC State (2-7-5, 1-3-2 ACC) on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 8).
6’ – NCST: Jameese Joseph (Fernanda Soto)
12’ – NCST: Annika Wohner (Hannah Jibril)
64’ – UVA: Allie Ross (Maggie Cagle)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The first goal for the Wolfpack came in the sixth minute with a shot from Joseph across the face of goal that hit a Virginia defender and redirected sharply into the net.
The second strike came in the 12th minute as NC State’s Hannah Jabril served a ball over the top of the defense and Annika Wohner volleyed the shot on the run, slotting it between the diving keeper and the right post for the score.
Virginia got on the board with a header from Allie Ross in the 64th minute. Cagle drove down the right side before serving a ball in toward the six. Ross got a head on it and sent it down and in past the back post to get Virginia the goal.
NOTES ON THE GAME
- Allie Ross scored her fifth goal of the season with her strike in the 64th minute.
- Maggie Cagle tallied her fifth assist of the season with the service to Ross – tying Yuna McCormack for team lead.
- Virginia out-shot the Wolfpack 20-to-6 on the afternoon and held a 7-to-1 advantage in corners.
- Victoria Safradin made her second start in goal for the Cavaliers.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“We fought hard to get back in it, but we just dug ourselves too big of a hole early in the game. To be fair, we created enough chances to equalize and actually take the lead, but our finishing was not good enough on the day. Credit to NC State for capitalizing on their chances and competing as hard as they did on the day.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns to action at home next weekend with a single game as the Cavaliers host Virginia Tech in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash on Sunday (Oct. 15). Kick is set for 1:30 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.