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:
Here's a look at the opening goal in our quarterfinal match as Spaanstra gets behind the defense after the turnover and finds Ordoñez at point-blank range for the score. #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/DzlYmJOcFj— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) November 11, 2020
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.
It won't show on the stat sheet as an assist, but Rebecca Jarrett's initial move helps create the opportunity that led to our second goal as she gets the service in to Godfrey and Ordoñez cleans it up again. #GoHoos UVA 2, UL 0— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) November 11, 2020
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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:
Sieracki with the long ball and the bounce is with the Hoos to set up the one-on-one chance for Diana Ordoñez and the hat trick. #GoHoos— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) November 11, 2020
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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:
A great run by Samar Guidry to weave through the defense and find Alexa Spaanstra to slot the shot home for the 4-1 lead for the Cavaliers. #GoHoos— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) November 11, 2020
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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!