Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bates hat trick leads Cavalier blitz
November 23rd, 2009 8:30AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[VIRGINIA-BUCKNELL 5-0] Will Bates had a hat trick to lead No. 2 seed Virginia to a 5-0 win over Bucknell, its ninth straight shutout, in the NCAA Tournament in front of 2,279 fans Sunday afternoon at Kloeckner Stadium.
 
"It is always good to get that first NCAA game under your belt," said Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch, whose team received a first-round bye. "To win it in the fashion we did was even better. After winning the ACC Tournament, we were flowing with confidence. This was not only a great result, but we also managed the game well. We now have to put it behind us and get ready for the next round."
 
The Cavaliers took an early lead in the eighth minute of play. Tony Tchani slid a through ball to Bates, who one-timed in his ninth goal of the season. Later in the first half, Virginia tacked on three goals in a nine-minute span to take a 4-0 lead into the break. In the 28th minute, Hunter Jumper took a pass from Tchani and fired home a shot from the top of the box for his first goal of the season. Two minutes later, Shawn Barry was tripped in the area and Tchani converted the penalty kick for his seventh goal of the season. Bates closed out the first half scoring in the 37th minute when he put in the rebound of his own blocked shot from 10 yards out.
 
In the second half, Bates completed his hat trick in the 50th minute when Jumper sent him in on a breakaway and he chipped a shot over the charging goalkeeper. The five goals were a season-high for the Cavaliers.  
 
Diego Restrepo made five saves in net for Virginia to post his ninth consecutive shutout and extended his school-record total to 13 shutouts this season. In the game, Restrepo also broke Tony Meola's school record for consecutive shutout minutes, with his streak now at 927:34. Meola had a shutout streak of 891:25 during the 1988 season.
 
Overall, Virginia had a 15-10 shot advantage, while Bucknell had a 9-1 corner kick edge.
 
The Cavaliers advance to the round of 16, where they will play Portland Sunday.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] No. 1 North Carolina is in men's action on Tuesday at William & Mary. ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings for a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] After a week during which five of the top 10 teams lost, North Carolina ...
An added touch to Bajza's volley from distance    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] It's one thing to score on a volley after trapping the ball with ...
Sarkisian scores early and late to end Badgers' run    
[MICHIGAN-WISCONSIN: Women] Florida State transfer Ani Sarkisian scored with one second left in regulation to give ...
Bears complete sweep of Broncos    
[CALIFORNIA-SANTA CLARA: Women] A goal by Grace Leer in the sixth minute stood up for No. ...
Hoyas' chances go begging in draw    
[GEORGETOWN-UC IRVINE: Men] No. 7 Georgetown went to overtime for the fourth time in six games ...
No. 4 Cardinal extends shutout streak with OT win    
[STANFORD-FLORIDA: Women] A penalty kick by Lo'eau LaBonta less than three minutes into the first overtime ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] Sophomore Murielle Tiernan scored the first two goals and added an assist on Ashley ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] In a match whose start was delayed 30 minutes by bad weather, Saint Louis ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives