September 30, 2016
No. 18 Hokies and Virginia end in a scoreless draw
Tech went the distance to earn seventh shutout
(18) Virginia Tech (7-2-1 (1-2-1 ACC)) 00000
Virginia (4-2-3 (0-2-2 ACC)) 00000
  • Klockner Stadium - 1,989

CHARLOTTESVILLE- The No. 18 Virginia Tech men’s soccer team (7-2-1) went the distance against the University of Virginia Cavaliers (4-2-3) Friday night. The Commonwealth Clash ended in a double overtime, scoreless draw sending Tech to 1-2-1 in the ACC and 3-1-1 on the road.

The rain poured on the Hokies and Cavaliers all game. Both teams created chances for themselves but failed to connect to the back of the net. Tech held strong in the backend and midfield, breaking up the majority of Virginia’s advances.

The second half began with Cavalier pressure and their best chances of the night. Their advances were no problem for the Hokie defense or Ben Lundgaard. On his sixth save of the night, Lundgaard reached the 150 career mark off the physical, defensive battle.

The first overtime came and went as the Hokies entered double over time for the second time this season. During the last ten minutes, Tech saw opportunities but did not capitalize. The Commonwealth Clash ended in a double overtime scoreless draw.

The Hokies return home for next week as they host VMI on Tuesday and Duke on Friday. Both kickoffs are set for 6 p.m. on Thompson Field.

Head Coach Mike Brizendine Quotes

-“I am very proud of the guy’s effort tonight. I thought the game was a tale of two halves. We had a couple of great opportunities to score goals in the first half and put some pressure on Virginia. With that said, Ben Lundgaard did an excellent job keeping them off the scoreboard in the second half.”

-“We are happy to get our seventh shutout as well as another ACC point on the road. We will take the weekend to recover and shift our focus to VMI.”


-First Commonwealth Clash that Tech and Virginia have meet with VT having the higher NSCAA rank

-Lundgaard gets 150th career save

-Halftime shots: UVA 6-5

-Final shots: UVA 14-12

-VT shooting .416%

-UVA shooting .437%

-Record when tied at halftime 4-1-1

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