The Virginia women's soccer team saw its season come to an end in heartbreaking fashion Friday night, falling 4-2 in penalty kicks to UCLA in an NCAA Tournament Semifinal. The Cavaliers finish the season 24-1-1.
The two teams were tied 1-1 after regulation and two periods of overtime, resulting in a penalty shootout for the right to play for the National Championship.
After Sam Mewis scored for the Bruins, Danielle Colaprico answered to make it 1-1. Sarah Killion and Emily Sonnett then traded goals and it was 2-2.
UCLA's Lauren Kaskie made it 3-2 but Virginia freshman Alexis Shaffer was stopped by Katelyn Rowland to keep it 3-2.
Kodi Lavrusky then missed for UCLA, giving Morgan Brian a shot at tying it up, but the junior All-American also missed, giving Rosie White a chance to win it for the Bruins.
White then beat Virginia keeper Jessie Ferrari, who came on in relief of Morgan Stearns for the shootout, with a low shot left for the victory.
Virginia scored the first goal of the game in the 72 minute. Makenzy Doniak stole a back pass, dribbled around Rowland and put it away to put the Cavs up 1-0.
But the Bruins had the equalizer just 12 minutes later when Ally Courtnall knocked home a through ball and sent Bruins fans into celebration.
UCLA will play Florida State for the National Championship Sunday. The Seminoles knocked off Virginia Tech, 3-2, in the other semifinal.
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