The No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer team captured the 2013 Virginia Nike Soccer Classic title with a 3-0 victory over Seton Hall Sunday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers moved to 6-0 and concluded their non-conference schedule with a perfect record for the first time since 2004 with the victory.
Junior midfielder Morgan Brian had two goals and an assist to lead Virginia to the win, while sophomore forward Makenzy Doniak added a goal and an assist against the Pirates.
“We are certainly happy with the result and I thought we played better throughout the 90 minutes than we did on Friday,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “I thought Seton Hall was very athletic and physical, especially in the back, and that was a challenge. I think what stands out today is the quality of our finishing. We created some really good chances and usually we have put those in the back of the net this year. Overall, I thought the effort was good and we moved the ball well, we just lacked a little bit of finishing.”
Danielle Colaprico, who had two goals in Friday’s 6-0 win over Rutgers, was named the MVP of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic. She was joined on the All-Tournament team by Brian, Doniak and senior midfielder Kate Norbo.
“I think we are in a good place heading into the ACC,” said Swanson. “We feel good about the results we have had in the past three weeks. We have created a lot of chances and scored a lot of goals against some very good teams. It is a good sign but we now have to see how much better we can get.”
The Cavaliers will open ACC play on Thursday as they host conference newcomer Syracuse.