Cougar Soccer Season Ends in NCAA Second Round
Nov. 18, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The NCAA postseason run ended for the Washington State soccer team in a 3-0 loss at No. 8 Virginia, Friday night at Klockner Stadium.
The Cougars (12-7-4) were eliminated on the road by an ACC team in the second round of the NCAA Championship for the second time in three seasons (lost 1-0 at Maryland in 2009). The Cavaliers (16-4-2), a No. 2 seed in the tournament, advanced to a third round match against Virginia Tech.
"Virginia was the better team tonight," Washington State Head Coach Matt Potter said. "Obviously we are disappointed with the loss, but we have a lot to be proud of regarding our season."
In the regular season, the Cougars and Cavaliers battled to a 0-0 tie over 110 minutes. Friday, Virginia grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when Lauren Alwine tapped in a loose ball inside the 6-yard mark.
Gloria Douglas made it 2-0 Virginia in the 31st minute when she finished a cross inside the 6-yard mark. Carolina Miller capped the scoring in the 58th minute on a goal from 10 yards out after a cross.
The stat sheet belonged to the Cavaliers as they earned seven corner kicks to three for the Cougars and owned a 22-1 advantage in shots. Senior Ali Fenter's header in the 89th minute was wide left for Washington State's only shot.
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