Tie feels like loss for Irish after UVa red card

[VIRGINIA-NOTRE DAME: Men] No. 5 Notre Dame grabbed a lead and man advantage on Patrick Hodan's penalty kick following Wesley Suggs' red card in the 65th minute, but No. 4 Virginia equalized less than three minutes later on Eric Bird's 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 Farina 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.”

The Irish 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.”
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