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Last-Minute Own Goal Dooms Cavs in ACC Championship


The breaks had been going Virginia's way all ACC Tournament. In Sunday's Championship, the ball finally bounced against the Cavaliers.

Virginia gave up an own goal in the 87th minute as Maryland won the 2013 ACC Men's Soccer Championship, their second straight, at the Maryland Soccerplex. The Cavs were denied their first ACC title since 2009 and 11th overall.

The loss drops Virginia to 10-5-5 overall and the Wahoos will now wait to hear their NCAA Tournament seeding.

Virginia outshot the Terps 6-5 in the contest, but Maryland had the 4-1 advantage in corners.

The Wahoos made it to the final match by topping Wake Forest in overtime in the first round, then knocking off top-ranked Notre Dame in the semifinals in a double-overtime shootout.

Calle Brown, Marcus Salandy-Defour, Todd Wharton and Eric Bird were named to the All-Tournament team after the match.


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