UVa Soccer Advances, Downs Portland 1-0

By: Jed Gamber Email
By: Jed Gamber Email

November 29, 2009

Virginia men's soccer has been unstoppable recently, but the Portland Pilots didn't care, and outshot the Cavaliers 16-12 despite being on the short end of a 1-0 score.

At halftime, the game was knotted up at zero. However, after the break Virginia happened to score the game's lone goal as Shawn Berry lobbed a perfect cross to Ari Dimas, as he sent his shot just over the goal line for the game's eventual winner.

With the win, Virginia and goal keeper Diego Restrepo have 10 straight shut outs and advance to the NCAA quarterfinals. Restrepo increased his scoreless streak to 1,017 minutes and 34 seconds. The NCAA record was set by Michigan State goalkeeper Avery Steinlage and is 1,318 minutes and 26 seconds. Restrepo already holds the UVa. record for consecutive scoreless minutes in goal, previsouly held by Tony Meola, and has not allowed a goal since the October 17 game against Virginia Tech.

The Cavs will now host Maryland in the final eight for a shot at the College Cup on Friday.

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