UVa-Longwood; check out these stats (r)

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by Sandon Mibut, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Virginia, which is ranked in the Top Five in all the polls and was playing at home, needed OT to beat Longwood, a team with one win playing its first season above D-II, 1-0.

    So, on the surface it seems like UVa had a terrible game. And, in terms of finishing, they did.

    But, check out how dominant UVa was - the Longwood 'keeper, Matt Van Oekel, is gonna be boring his grandkids talking about this game, you can bet on that.

    Virginia out shots Longwood 28-1. That's not a misprint. The Cavs had TWENTY SEVEN more shots.

    For shots on goal, it was 11-0 in favor of UVa, obviously.

    Corner kicks were 21-0.

    So, it would appear Longwood bunkered in and played for the tie! Even so, the Cavs gotta finish some of those damn chances.

    The game ended when fifth-year senior Matt Oliver converted a cross from Hunter Freeman - who now has 14 assists on the year, tops in D-I, 5:10 into the first OT.

    UVa is now 12-2, Longwood 1-13.

  2. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Longwood got a similar result against a now underachieving George Mason earlier in the season. 2-1 off of a severely tipped shot that left the Mason 'keeper with no chance. After that it was all GMU with the Patriots outshooting LU 24-7 and having a 9-2 edge in CKs.

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