The Virginia women's soccer team took their undefeated record on the road in Alabama last weekend and came out victories, twice more. But oh no! They allowed a goal!
No really, its ok. Virginia is 5-0 now, having outscored its opponents 18-1 in those five outings. I guess that's ok ;)
First up for Virginia was the Crimson Tide. Sophomore Alexis Shafer scored her third goal of the season in the 38th minute to give the Cavaliers a lead they would not relinquish. Junior Emily Sonnett doubled the lead in the 61st minute and senior Danielle Colaprico capped off the scoring in the 84th minute. Sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Stearns played the entire match, allowing no goals and recording one save.
Leaving Tuscaloosa,Virginia headed an hour up I-59 to Birmingham to face Samford. Junior Brittany Ratcliffe opened the scoring in the 17th minute with her fourth goal of the season. Senior Morgan Brian surprisingly had only her first goal of the season in the 41st minute to provide the eventual winning goal.
But then disasters struck. Have I mentioned I like to make hyperbolic statements? Samford's Malcanisha Kelley scored a goal in the 52nd minute, a nice chip shot that got past sophomore goalkeeper Jessie Ferrari. It's the first (and so far only) goal scored against Virginia this season. Freshman Veronica Latsko rounded out the scoring in the 64th minute, sending the Hoos back to Charlottesville with a 3-1 victory and a perfect 5-0 record.
Next on the slate is the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic. The Cavaliers host Tennessee on Friday at 530pm and Hofstra on Sunday at 2:30pm.
Note: Virginia moved up to #2 in yesterday's rankings. Florida State, the previous #2, lost to then-#8 Florida on Friday. Virginia Tech moved up two spots to #3.