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No. 3 Virginia women’s soccer uses strong second half to take down George Mason

Hoos score two in the second half.

Virginia Media Relations

The No. 3 Virginia women’s soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season with a second straight road win. Virginia got second half goals from Taryn Torres and Alexa Spaanstra to break a scoreless tie. The Cavalier defense once again held their opponent off the scoreboard and haven’t give up a goal since the opening round of the NCAA tournament on April 28. Virginia moved up one spot in the rankings this week after taking down No. 12 West Virginia last Sunday.

It was the 10th straight win in the series for Virginia, improving to 14-8-3 all time against the Patriots.

Once again, Virginia dominated the shots battle, getting off 18 shots to GMU’s three. The Hoos took seven corners, while defensively not allowing any for the Patriots.

Second year Cayla White got the start in goal as Virginia head coach Steve Swanson rested usual starter Laurel Ivory for a game. White finished with two saves on two shots on goal, preserving the clean sheet for the Hoos.

The game was scoreless until the 53rd minute when Rebecca Jarrett assisted the goal from Torres. It was Torres’s first goal of the season, and Jarrett’s second assist. Spaanstra doubled up the advantage just over nine minutes later, finding the top right corner of the goal for her first of the season as well.

Next up Virginia hosts George Washington in Charlottesville on Sunday, August 29. The game is set to kick off at 2pm and will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.