[VIRGINIA-NOTRE DAME: Men]
No. 5 Notre Dame grabbed a lead and man advantage on Patrick Hodan
's penalty kick following
' red card in the 65th minute, but No. 4 Virginia equalized less than three minutes later on Eric Bird
goal in their ACC showdown that ended as a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Kloeckner Stadium.
“We go one up and they get a guy sent off for a last-man foul and it’s 11 against
10 and you’re feeling pretty good,” Notre Dame coach Bobby Clark
said. “And it seemed in no time they tied it up with a goal. It wasn’t
great team defending in the back for us."
The best chance for either team in overtime came in the 94th minute when Notre Dame’s Jeffrey
lobbed a shot that deflected off the crossbar.
"We played very well and I thought we were going to get it in overtime," added Clark, "but it never happened. It kind of felt
like a loss because you feel we should have taken more, but a point at Kloeckner Stadium is a good point. Everybody played well and it was a good team performance.”
outshot UVa, 7-0, in overtime to finish with a 16-11 edge in shots.
“Given the circumstances of playing down a man for the final 45 minutes, I think we did great,” Virginia
coach George Gelnovatch
said. “When we went down a goal, we had to push for a goal and I think we did that. From there we just needed to make sure we were
selective in our opportunities and not concede and I also think we did that. We did a great job of defending.”