13-0 in conference
59 goals scored
9 goals allowed
A perfect regular season
It's fitting that the Virginia women's soccer team capped their undefeated and untied regular season with a win over rival Virginia Tech. After all, it was the first time the two schools had met with both ranked in the top five in the nation - in any sport.
Seven of the 19 teams that Virginia faced during the season are in the top 25 this week, including three in the top 5. Virginia dispatched them all.
Last night, senior Amber Fry scored on a rebound in the ninth minute and sophomore Makenzy Doniak sealed the deal in the 90th minute on a breakaway as the Cavaliers handed the Hokies just their third loss of the season. All three losses are to teams currently ranked in the top 4 in the country. If I were trying to be obnoxious, I'd point out that its fitting that Virginia Tech can't win the big games in their non-revenue sports since that's what happens in football too. But I'm not trying to be obnoxious. So I won't mention it.
The Cavaliers now turn their attention to the post-season, which begins on Sunday at 1pm with a home quarterfinals match against #8 seed Maryland. Virginia defeated the Terps 1-0 earlier this season at Klockner Stadium. The semifinals and finals are being held at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C. on Friday, November 8 and Sunday, November 10.
WakeMed Park is also the location of this year's women's college cup - the final four of the soccer world. Virginia's journey to the college cup begins Friday, November 15th with a home game against an opponent to be determined. The Cavaliers are a lock for a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament.