The Virginia women's soccer team finished the 2014 campaign as the NCAA Runner-Up, marking their best finish in program history. The team fell to Florida State, 0-1, for the third time this season - once in the regular season, once for the ACC Tournament title, and today, for the NCAA title - each time 0-1. These were the Hoos' only three losses of the season.
Junior defender Emily Sonnett was named the College Cup's Most Outstanding Defensive Player, and she along with junior forward Makenzy Doniak, senior midfielder Danielle Colaprico and senior midfielder Morgan Brian all made the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Neither team played a complete 90 minutes as both teams looked sluggish for the first 75. However, as the minutes dwindled down, Florida State's increased aggressive play paid off big for the Noles' Jamia Fields, who scored inside the near post in the 83rd minute off an assist by Cheyna Williams.
Virginia played their hearts out trying to find the equalizer, with two beautiful shots in the final few minutes that each went just high.
The title was Florida State's first ever women's soccer national championship. Virginia had reached the College Cup for the first time last season. Florida State is just the second school ever to win six games in the NCAA Tournament without allowing a single goal.
The 16-seeded Virginia men will play their semifinal match on Friday against unseeded UMBC in Cary, NC.
In the meanwhile, there's a lot for Wahoo fans to be proud of with this women's team and that this group of seniors has accomplished. Congratulations, ladies!