Cavaliers and Lancers Battle to Tie

October 21, 2008

Jimmy Simpson scored two goals, but it was not enough to top Longwood, as the Cavalier men's soccer team played the Lancers to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday night. The draw puts Virginia's record at 8-4-1.

After a scoreless first half, Simpson bolstered the Cavaliers with two goals in the early stages of the second. Virginia held the 2-0 lead with less than 20 minutes remaining when the Lancers' Brian Germain found the back of the net on a header to cut the lead to 2-1. With under ten minutes to go, Nick Van Arsdale scored the tying goal. The score remained 2-2 at the end of regulation, sending the game to overtime.

After a scoreless first overtime period, the second found Virginia threatening. Jonathan Villanueva dribbled around his defenders and scored, but was the goal was called off due to a controversial offsides call, as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Click on the above video link to view highlights of Tuesday night's game.

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