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Virginia Women’s Soccer moves on to ACC tournament semifinals with win over Louisville

Ordoñez notches a hat trick in the victory.

Virginia Media Relations

The Virginia Women’s Soccer team captured a 4-1 win over Louisville in the quarterfinals of the 2020 ACC Tournament. Second year Diana Ordoñez had three goals in the win as the Hoos peppered the Cards with 21 shots. Virginia absolutely dominated, holding an advantage in shots (21-7), shots on goal (7-4), and corner kicks (5-1).

All four Virginia goals were assisted as the Hoos moved the ball well throughout the game. Alexa Spaanstra scored the fourth and final goal for UVA, and assisted on the first goal of the match. The hat trick from Ordoñez was the first in an ACC tournament since 2004, and she is — per the post game story from Virginia — the fifth ever player to score three goals in an ACC tournament game.

Virginia goalkeeper Laurel Ivory had three saves in the win, and was yet again on the receiving end of a scary collision. Ivory missed the postseason last year after breaking her jaw in the ACC tournament title game against North Carolina, but has been outstanding in goal for the Hoos this year.

Ordoñez opened scoring in the 20th minute of the first half after Spaanstra found her in front of the goal for a ricochet finish:

She found pay dirt again just four minutes later after a gorgeous run from Rebecca Jarrett set up a shot from Lia Godfrey that was saved by the Louisville keeper. Ordoñez was once again in the right spot, finishing the easy score for the 2-0 lead.

Louisville’s lone goal of the game came in the 43rd minute of the first half as the Cardinals’ Emina Ekich converted on a free kick just outside the box.

Virginia looked to have scored its third goal of the game just a minute into the second half after Jarrett dished to Ordoñez after getting behind the defense, but the linesman called the play offsides and the goal was overturned. Eleven minutes later, however, Ordoñez finished the hat trick after the Louisville defense misplayed a deep ball:

The Hoos added one more for good measure in the 71st minute as Spaanstra joined the scoring fun with a beautiful finish inside the post:

Next up, Virginia will face the No. 2 seed, North Carolina, in the tournament semifinals on Friday, November 13. The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network and kicks off at 8pm. UNC knocked out Virginia Tech on Tuesday afternoon, and will look to stay undefeated en route to a spot in the title game. No. 5 Duke will face top-seeded FSU on the other side of the bracket.

Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for more updates!