Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Freshman Doniak lifts Cavs with great finish
by Paul Kennedy, October 1st, 2012 1:36AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

TAGS:  college women


[VIRGINIA-DUKE] Freshman Makenzy Doniak’s goal in the 88th minute broke a scoreless draw and gave No. 3 Virginia a 1-0 win over No. 5 Duke on Sunday in front of 1,589 fans at Kloeckner Stadium. It was the Cavaliers' first win of the season over a ranked team and improved their record to 10-2-1 (3-1-1 in the ACC).
“Games like these are what the ACC is all about,” said Virginia coach Steve Swanson. “Coming off a tough loss at Maryland on Thursday, we knew it was going to be a similar type of game today. We played well, especially defensively, and shut out one of the highest scoring teams in the nation in Duke. As they pushed more people forward late in the game, we felt like we could attack them on the counter. That opportunity came and we took advantage of that situation with a great pass by Caroline [Miller] and a great finish by Makenzy.”

Virginia nearly took the lead in the 81st minute as Kate Norbo’s header was saved off the line by a Duke defender.

Six minutes later, Miller started a counterattack and dribbled past midfield before threading a through ball to Doniak, who took the pass, dribbled into the box and slotted home her eighth goal of the season.

Despite the scoreless score, the first half did not lack for action as Duke's Kim DeCesare hit the post in the first minute and teammate Mollie Pathman rocketed a left-footed attempt that went off the right post in the 42nd minute.

Right before Norbo's header, Virginia came close when Danielle Colaprico hit the left post.

“I think we competed really hard,” said Duke coach Robbie Church.  “I am very proud of the girls.  This was a tough environment to play and Virginia is a very good team.  I thought we played well at times, but unfortunately when we had the momentum we didn’t execute in the final third, we didn’t give the right ball and we didn’t get in on the end of it.  That inability to finish in the final third allowed us to be countered.”

Sept. 30 in Charlottesville, Va.
Virginia 1 Duke 0. Goal: Doniak (Miller) 88.
Virginia -- DeLisle, Stith, Fisher, Menchel, Sonnett, Norbo, Roberts, Hollenberg, Colaprico, Doniak, Miller. Subs: Fry, Brannon, Brian, Douglas, Ratcliffe.
Duke -- Campbell, Jandl, Anasi, Koballa, Pathman, Lipp, Kerr, Doria, Pecht, Weinberg, DeCesare. Subs: Trees, Wilson, Haller, Colas.
Att.: 1,589.

Maryland 4-1-1
Florida State 4-0-0
Virginia 3-1-1
Wake Forest 3-2-0
Duke 2-2-1
North Carolina 2-2-1
Virginia Tech 2-2-0
Boston College 2-1-0
Miami (Fla.) 1-3-0
Clemson 0-5-0
N.C. State 0-4-0
Email: Send releases to Soccer America
Friend Soccer America
Follow Soccer America Twitter
Sign up College Soccer Reporter

No comments yet.

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



Recent College Soccer Reporter
College Men: Stanford improves to 5-0-0 in Pac-12    
Stanford scored three times in less than 15 minutes in the second half to beat UCLA, ...
College Women: 'World-class' free kick gives Irish big win    
Notre Dame beat North Carolina for the first time ever in South Bend when a goal ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
There was no change in the top five in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
Unbeaten Maryland remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings, while North Carolina ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
West Virginia regained the top spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 weekly rankings after ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
There was again no change at the top of the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings, ...
College Men: Virginia ends drought against Carolina    
Virginia picked up its biggest win of the season when it beat North Carolina, 2-1, in ...
College Women: USC hands Stanford first defeat    
USC handed top-ranked Stanford its first loss of the season when it beat the Cardinal, 3-0, ...
Florida State falls to BC, draws to Syracuse    
Florida State, which began the week at No. 2, endured a tough road trip as it ...
Dorrance wins his 800th game as UNC women's coach    
North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance won his 800th career win as the women's coach at ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives