The highlight-reel goal in the 84th minute helped keep Virginia unbeaten on the season at 5-0-2.
“It was a great result for us tonight,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “In the first half I thought we were in control of the game and to be fair, I thought we put enough pressure on them that we should have scored. The first 30 minutes of the second half, they put the pressure on us. We withstood those 30 minutes and took their best shot and they expended a lot of energy. The final 15 minutes, we came out, got after them and started moving the ball.”
After taking the ball near the touchline at midfield, Etienne, who represents Haiti internationally, charged downfield and through several VCU defenders into the box before chipping it over the charging Gardan and inside the far post.
The Cavaliers head to Notre Dame on Friday.