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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Despite lofty preseason expectations, the seventh-ranked Virginia women's soccer team had some offensive questions heading into the 2013 season.
The Cavaliers are tasked with replacing reigning ACC player of the year and offensive leader Caroline Miller.
In the first match of the post-Miller era, the Wahoos knocked off VCU, 4-2 in Game 2 of the inaugural Klockner Classic on Friday.
Virginia (1-0) took an offense-by-committee approach in replacing Miller's offensive production.
Morgan Brian sprinted toward the net and found Danielle Colaprico, who cashed in from seven yards away to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead one minute in. The goal marked the quickest goal to ever start a UVa women's soccer season.
"It felt great," Brian said. "Just to be able to be with the team from the beginning has been great. We just need to build on what we have so far."
Following an unassisted goal from VCU's Maren Johansen, Emily Sonnett put Virginia ahead again by heading in a corner kick from Amber Frye.
The Cavaliers relentlessly attacked the Rams' net in the first half but often came up empty-handed thanks in part to five impressive saves by VCU keeper Emma Kruse.
Virginia outshot the Rams 12-2 in the first half.
Sonnet once again delivered. This time, the sophomore found Molly Menchel on a beautiful cross in front of the net, and Menchel would put the Cavs ahead, 3-1.
Brittany Ratcliffe capped off Virginia's scoring by netting her first career goal off an assist from Brian.
- The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress
Virginia Tech 7, High Point 1
BLACKSBURG - Senior Ashley Manning scored twice, and five other Hokies recorded goals as Tech routed the Panthers in the 2013 regular-season opener for both teams.
Jazmine Reeves, Danielle King, Ashley Meier, Murielle Tiernan and Katherine Colevas scored for Virginia Tech (1-0).
Jill Graff recorded the lone goal for High Point (0-1), which was outshot 22-5.
USC Upstate 2, VMI 1
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -Haley Gethin collected a loose ball and beat VMI goalie Emily Marbury in the 87th minute to give the Spartans a comeback victory over the Keydets (0-1).
Emma Manis gave VMI a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute by converting a free kick from just outside the penalty area.
Upstate (1-0) tied the game on Courtney Deblois goal off of a cross from Kenzie Major in the 67th minute.
The Spartans outshot the Keydets 10-6.
Radford 1, Villanova 1
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Radford's Sahar Aflaki finished a cross from Julie Ruh'e to give the Highlanders the lead, but the Wildcats answered in the last five minutes of the first half to tie the game on a breakaway goal from Rhea Barghash in the season opener for both teams.
Radford keeper Che' Brown made five saves.
Young, Boyle make match play at VSGA event
WILLIAMSBURG - Roanoke's Justin Young and Christiansburg's Quinn Boyle each qualified Friday for today's start of match play at the VSGA Public Links Championship at the Golden Horseshoe's Green Course.
Young shot a 1-under-par 71 to tie for third in stroke-play qualifying and will be the fourth seed in the 16-player match-play bracket.
Boyle posted a 73 to grab the ninth seed. Defending champion Jon Hurst of Fredericksburg was the qualifying medalist with a 68.
The first and quarterfinal rounds of match play will be contested today. The semifinals and championship will be held Sunday.
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