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Virginia Tech hands No. 1 Virginia its first loss
November 9th, 2013 6:22AM

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[ACC: Women] Virginia's perfect season ended Friday as the No. 1 Cavaliers fell to No. 5 Virginia Tech, 4-2, in the semifinals of the ACC Women's Tournament in Cary, N.C. The Hokies, who had lost their last five meetings to the Cavaliers by a margin of 18-0, moved into Sunday's final against No. 3 Florida State, a 2-1 winner over No. 4 North Carolina in overtime. Both Seminole goals came on own goals.

Only eight days earlier, Virginia had beaten Virginia Tech, 2-0, to finish the regular season with a 19-0-0 record, and the Cavs added a 20th win with a 6-1 demolition of Maryland in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

But Jazmine Reeves’ two first-half goals put Virginia Tech ahead 2-1 at the half, and the Hokies put the game away with two more goals in the second half.
 
“I am so proud of this team,” said Virginia Tech coach Chugger Adair. “I think they did a great job tonight. They played with heart, passion and commitment. I am extremely excited for the team and proud for the team as well.  They stepped up to the plate against a very good UVa. team.”

Emily Sonnett had scored for UVa between Reeves' goals in the first half, but the killer Hokie goal came from forward Murielle Tiernan, who headed in Jordan Coburn’s corner just five minutes into the second half for a 3-1 Hokies lead.

The Cavaliers had their chances -- Alexis Shaffer came close twice -- but Hokies midfielder Katie Yensen then made it 4-1 in the 70th minute when she headed home a 10-yarder off an assist from Kelly Loupee. Makenzy Doniak’s goal with seven minutes left brought the Cavaliers to within two goals.

“We didn’t do the things we needed to do tonight to get the win,” Virginia coach Steve Swanson said. “We’ve done those things over the course of the year.  You go back, you look at the film, you make some adjustments. There’s certainly some teachable moments for us, certainly some things we can take away heading into the NCAA Tournament. I think this is just the way soccer is sometimes.  You have to take the good with the bad, and we’ve had a lot of good this year.”

FLORIDA STATE-NORTH CAROLINA. Meg Morris had put Carolina ahead early in the second half with her first goal of the season and the first goal FSU had given up to the Tar Heels since 2011, a streak spanning four matches. Carolina was within three minutes of pulling out the victory when goalie Kelsey Wys played a free kick down the middle of the field toward Kristin Grubka, but the ball deflected off the head of a Carolina player and into the net for the tying goal.
 
The game-winner came in the 93rd minute when Jamia Fields sent a cross into the six-yard box from the right side. The ball traveled past two Carolina defenders and then off Satara Murray’s leg as she came flying in to cover the far post, and inside the left post for the golden goal.

“I’m not sure from an aesthetic point of view that any of the purists are walking away thinking that we saw a great technical game, but we saw two very strong heavyweight teams go out there and battle,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “Sometimes it is a matter of going out and competing, fighting and giving yourself a chance.”
 
Florida State now has six wins against North Carolina, tying Notre Dame for the most wins against the Tar Heels in their storied history.


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