[VIRGINIA-PORTLAND 1-0] Diego Restrepo
came through again for No. 2 seed Virginia, making several outstanding
saves to lead the Cavaliers to a 1-0 win over Portland in the third round of the NCAA Men's Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium.
The game's only goal came early in the
second half when Shawn Barry
sent a long ball into the right corner of the Portland half of the field, and Tony
then drove a cross toward the back post, where Ari Dimas
finished with a one-timer. UP goalkeeper Austin
was able to slow the shot down, but it still trickled over the goal line before Portland defender Ryan Kawulok
was able to clear it.
"Shawn Barry played a great ball," Dimas said. "I was making a run to the far post and I didn't have much of an angle so I was just trying to direct it onto the frame. The keeper was
sliding to his right and his momentum carried him and I got the ball to the left. It was a big boost coming into the second half and definitely pumped us up."
Restrepo made big saves on Ricardo Carillo
in the second minute, Ryan Luke
late in the first half and Collen
in the 74th minute.
"We grinded it out in the last 20 minutes," Virginia coach George Gelnovatch
said. "In terms of grinding it out and creating chances the result and
the performance were very good."
The win extended Virginia's unbeaten streak to 13 games and its shutout streak to 10 games.
"Virginia is a very good side and I wish them all the
best," said Portland coach Bill Irwin
. "We came in here and gave them all they can handle. We did our program proud and I have nothing but admiration for our