Virginia Men's Soccer Defeats Richmond 2-0
Sept. 2, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 5 Virginia men's soccer team remained unbeaten on the young season, downing Richmond 2-0 Sunday night at Klöckner Stadium. Neil Barlow (McLean, Va.) and Chris Tierney (Wellesley, Mass.) each scored for the Cavaliers, who improved to 2-0-0 with the victory.
"I am pleased to get a win like this one," head coach George Gelnovatch said. "Today's game was different from Friday's in the sense that it was more physical. I think as we play against teams with different styles, it will only make us better. I thought that we managed the game well, and by getting the second goal, took away a chance for them to get back into the game on one set piece, since they are very good on those."
Virginia (2-0-0) took a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 27th minute of play. Barlow got a ball in the midfield, dribbled through several defenders into the box and placed a shot inside the far post for his first career goal. The Cavaliers added another goal in the 51st minute as Jeremy Barlow (McLean, Va.) sent a long ball to switch fields to Tierney, who used the open space on flank to dribble into the box and fire a shot into the net. It was Tierney's third goal of the season, already tying his career high for a year.
Virginia outshot Richmond 18-10 in the contest while the Spiders had a 7-6 corner kick advantage. Michael Giallombardo (Manalapan, N.J.) made four saves for Virginia to record his first shutout of the season. Eric Sciocchetti made six saves for Richmond.
Virginia travels to Texas this weekend for the SMU Mi Cocina Classic. The Cavaliers will meet No. 8 SMU on Friday before playing Tulsa on Sunday.
#5 Virginia 2, Richmond 0
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