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Virginia won't get out of Charlottesville fast enough and get on with the regular season. The Cavaliers lost their third straight preseason
exhibition, falling to West Virginia, 2-0, on Saturday night at Kloeckner Stadium. The defeat followed losses last week to George Mason (1-0) and Old Dominion (3-1).
"I think if we get
guys motivated and going we will be fine," Virginia coach George Gelnovatch
said. "The other part of it is going to be getting a couple guys healthy."
The Cavs open the regular season this weekend at the Nike Portland Invitational, where they will face Portland and Washington.
* Weekend highlights from the National Soccer Festival in Ft. Wayne, Ind.:
-- No. 2 Akron beat Wisconsin, 2-1, on Anthony Ampaipitakwong
's free kick.
-- Rich Balchan, Alec Purdie
scored to give No. 4 Indiana a 3-0 win over DePaul.
* No. 9 UCLA and No. 16 UC Irvine battled to a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon.
After a listless first half, play heated up after intermission. Brett Berman
put the Anteaters ahead in the 48th minute, and Prince Lapnet
fed freshman Evan Raynr
for the equalizer in the 84th minute. "We trained hard throughout the week, so we knew they would be a
little lethargic," said UCLA coach Jorge Salcedo
. "Prince and Dakota [Collins]
came in and did well and had some
great energy, and Michael Stephens
could have scored in the overtime on a pass from Prince."