The Virginia women's soccer team dominated Marshall in a 3-0 season-opening win on Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. In their 19th-straight win at home, the Cavaliers outshot Marshall 26-1 and had a 9-1 corner kick edge. Despite their dominance, after the win the 'Hoos sounded less than impressed with their performance.
"It's early and I think we understand that," head coach Steve Swanson said after the win. "I think we're still working through some different combinations on the field, different roles and things like that. I'm not pushing the panic button or anything like that, don't need to be. We feel good about the win, but certainly we left a lot out there in terms of the performance."
"We're never satisfied," said junior forward Kaili Torres. "I don't think we look at the score, 'did we win this game? Did we lose this game?' Because ultimately we have one goal. We have one game that we want to get to, and each time we take the field we take it with that goal and vision in mind. I think we just have to stay hungry, never be satisfied, never think we're good enough and just keep pushing."
The win over Marshall was the first of three home games to start the season for the Cavaliers. They now turn their attention to an Aug. 29 matchup against Richmond, focused on making more strides early in the season.
"Right now I feel like it's all about our potential," said junior forward Makenzy Doniak. "We have so much potential. Our first game we won 3-0, but we can still get so much better, just playing and passing the ball and even scoring. I think we could've scored even more."
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