Soccer Falls at Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A pair of early goals made the difference, as the University of Miami soccer team dropped its road match with Virginia, 3-0, Sunday afternoon.
For the second straight match, junior goalkeeper Tyler Speaks registered seven saves for the Hurricanes, as she now has 25 through the first five contests.
One minute into the contest, Virginia received its first attempt of the day, when Rebecca Jarrett found herself one-on-one with Speaks. However, the Dunwoody, Ga., native was able to make the stop.
On the following possession, Jarrett once again got a shot off but was denied by Speaks, before Anna Sumpter was able to collect the rebound and find the back of the net.
3:55 into the contest, the Cavaliers doubled their lead when Jarrett connected with Lacey McCormack.
Following the second goal, the Miami defense remained on lock down, but were unable to collect a shot on the offensive end.
Continuing to make plays on the defensive end out of the break, junior defender Selena Fortich made an incredible diving save to prevent a goal-scoring opportunity by the Cavaliers.
In the 69th minute, Lia Godfrey found Jarrett, who gave Virginia the 3-0 lead.
In the 74th minute, Speaks made a diving save to deny the Virginia shot heading for the top right corner.
With 11 to play, freshman midfielder Annie Blair nearly beat the Virginia keeper, sending a ball toward the bottom right corner.
Up next, the Hurricanes will travel to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The match will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.