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
'Complete game' sends Cavs to College Cup for 11th time
December 7th, 2013 6:05AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[VIRGINIA-CONNECTICUT: Men] Virginia returned to the NCAA Division I men's quarterfinals for the 11th time and first since winning the national title in 2009 with a 2-1 victory over Connecticut Friday evening on goals from Ryan Zinkhan and highly regarded freshman Jordan Allen.

Virginia, which moves on to Men's College Cup Friday at PPL Park against the Cal-Maryland winner, put UConn's star goalie, Andre Blake, under pressure with 10 shots on goal and was rewarded with goals by Zinkham (his fifth of the season) and Allen (half bicycle kick).

“It never gets old. This is my fourth trip and it never gets old,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “But it’s the first time for these guys. It’s a different look, brightness, freshness, and excitement about going to the College Cup. The College Cup is something special and they deserve it.”

For the first time this year, Virginia did not make a substitution as all 11 players went the full 90 minutes.

“We were very happy of course to be playing with 11 men today,” Gelnovatch said, referring to the Cavaliers playing with 10 men in their last match against Marquette. “But we had a similar grit, a similar mentality, a similar resoluteness about how we defended and got behind the ball. This time around I thought we did very well with 11 men attacking, stringing passes together. I thought we played very well tonight, a very complete game.”

The loss snapped UConn's 17-match unbeaten streak.

Dec. 6 in Charlottesville, Va.
Virginia 2 Connecticut 1. Goals: Zinkhan (Madison) 12, Allen (Carroll) 63; Morad (Larin) 39.
Virginia -- Brown, Carroll, Thomsen, Sullivan, McBride, Wharton, Allen, Bird, Zinkham, Madison, Salandy-Defour.
Connecticut -- Blake, Campbell, Morad, Nerwinski, Awuah, Fochive, Larin, Beso, Bradley, Zuniga. Diouf. Subs: Dagraca, Matheson, Sanchez.
Att.: 921.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake    
Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
In his three seasons at Stanford, Jordan Morris never had a season like his former classmate ...
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives