Virginia Tops American in Final Non-Conference Game

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

October 28, 2008

Jonathan Villanueva scored two goals and Matt Mitchell and Brian Ownby added a score each, as the Cavalier men's soccer team topped American, 4-2, in action on Tuesday night. The victory comes in Virginia's final non-conference game of the season.

Mitchell started the scoring in the seventh minute, hammering home his fourth goal of the season. Ownby pushed in his third goal of the year prior to halftime, as Virginia went into the break leading 2-0.

Junior Jonathan Villanueva took control in the second half, finding the back of the net twice for his first two goals of the season, putting Virginia ahead with a comfortable 4-0 lead. The Eagles added two goals prior to the final buzzer, but it was not enough as the Cavaliers grabbed the 4-2 win.

The win improves Virginia's record to 9-5-1 and snaps its three game win less streak. The Wahoos are back in action on Friday night. Virginia returns to conference play, hosting Maryland at Klockner Stadium.

Click on the above video link to view highlights from tonight's game.

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