Cavaliers Upend Hokies in ACC Tournament
No. 4 UVa takes down Tech, 8-0
November 3, 2004

Cary, N.C. - The second-seeded Virginia Cavaliers defeated Virginia Tech 8-0 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the SAS Soccer Park.

Virginia, ranked fourth nationally, improves to 15-2-1 on the season, while the Hokies fall to 11-8 overall.

Virginia opened the contest with two corner kicks in the first two minutes of play, before getting a shot off by Jamie Fabrizio 5:55 into the game. The Cavaliers added two more corners in the following minute. Just 7:06 into the game, Kelly Hammond received a pass from Kristen Weiss on a cross and netted her seventh goal of the season for a quick 1-0 lead.

Goalkeeper Mallory Soldner recorded her first save of the afternoon at the 10:30 mark off a shot by Weiss. At the 12:25 plateau, Weiss played a ball through the right side of the box to Lindsay Gusick, who blasted a shot from 10 yards out for a 2-0 advantage.

UVa would add two more goals in the opening period. Weiss and Hammond each connected on a shot for a 4-0 halftime lead.

At the intermission, the Cavaliers had out-shot the Hokies 10 to two. Soldner tallied three saves in the half, while her counterpart, Christina de Vries had none. UVa tallied nine corners to one for Tech. The Hokies were whistled for eight fouls in the half, while UVa was whistled for two.

Twenty minutes into the second period, Tech was called for a foul in the box, resulting in a penalty kick for the Cavaliers. Nikki Giunta took the penalty kick and put it into the left corner of the net.

Virginia added three late goals in the last 20 minutes of play for the final score of 8-0. Gusick, Weiss and Sarah Curtis each added a goal. Giunta, Hammond and Weiss were credited with assists.

For the game, the Cavaliers out-shot Tech 19 to three. Soldner corralled four saves to one for de Vries. The Cavaliers totaled 13 corners to three for the Hokies. Tech was whistled for 13 fouls to ten for UVa. The Hokies were called offsides once.

Weiss tied the ACC Tournament single game record for assists in a game and points in a game. Weiss had three assists and seven points.

The Hokies will find out on Monday, Nov. 8, if they will be invited to the NCAA Tournament.