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Cavaliers Blank Clemson, Stay Unbeaten


The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team remained unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 victory over Clemson Sunday at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers are now 12-0-0 and 6-0-0 in the ACC for the first time in school history.

Junior midfielder Danielle Colaprico had a goal and assist to lead Virginia, while junior midfielder Morgan Brian and sophomore forward Makenzy Doniak also scored for the Cavaliers.

“It was another good result for our team,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We had the fresher legs today and that certainly helped. We did some good things in the first half except finish some chances. We had some good opportunities to put some distance between us and them before halftime and didn’t do it, so that was a little disappointing. Clemson is a good team and much improved. They will beat some teams down the stretch.”

The Cavaliers jumped out to the 1-0 lead in the third minute, when Brian headed in a free kick by Colaprico for her eighth goal of the season.

In the 52nd minute, a failed clearance attempt by the Tigers resulted in the ball landing at the feet of Colaprico, who placed her shot past the keeper for her fourth goal of the season. Six minutes later, senior defender Molly Menchel’s long ball set up Doniak, who scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season.

Overall, Virginia outshot Clemson 22-4 on the afternoon and had a 6-1 corner kick advantage.

Virginia concludes its homestand Thursday against Notre Dame at 7 p.m.


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