Cavaliers Advance to Semifinals on Penalty Kicks, 4-2
Nov. 7, 2007
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. - The second game of the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Championship ended in a thriller, as No. 4 seed Virginia topped fifth-seeded Miami on penalty kicks 4-2 at Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It marked the 11th time in the history of the league tournament that a game was decided by pks, and it was the fourth all-time for the Cavaliers.
After registering five shots in the first half, Virginia returned from intermission and went on an offensive attack adding 12 more shots. The Cavaliers held Miami to a total of four shots in the entire game, while Virginia tallied 23. The Hurricanes, however, held their ground as the two teams battled to a scoreless draw and went into double overtime without a goal.
In the shootout, Miami took an early lead as Hurricane netminder Lauren McAdam saved the first shot. The Cavaliers would score on their next kick by Caitlin Miskel and all-conference goalkeeper Chantel Jones saved a second attempt by Miami to even the shootout after two rounds. After Jen Redmond and Alli Fries each tallied a score for UVa, Jones made another save in round four to give the Cavaliers a 3-2 lead. First team All-ACC member Nikki Krzysik then netted her shot to clinch the win for UVa in the fifth round.
All-ACC pick Shannon Foley of Virginia led all players with five shots, including four on goal. Teammates Sinead Farrelly, who earned all-conference and All-ACC Freshman honors this season, and Julia Falk each had four shots in the draw.
Chantel Jones, an all-conference goalkeeper for the Cavaliers, and Miami goalkeeper Lauren McAdam played the entire game. Jones posted three saves, while McAdam made nine stops.
Virginia will next face top seed North Carolina in the first semifinal game on Friday. That contest is slated for a 5 p.m. tip and will be webcast on ACCSelect.com
The Hurricanes will await their post-season fate when the NCAA Selection Committee announces the 64-team field on Monday, November 12.