UVA squeaks by New Mexico in Pks. The field was very wet with a steady drizzle most of the game. That made for some pretty unattractive soccer (that and the general lack of skill on the pitch) for most of the game. New Mexico had some nice possession and creative one-two combinations that gave them a few chances in the first half, one of which was nicely put away at the top of the box (#4) to tie the score. But they were useless in the second half and did not capitalize on the two chances that had to score. UVA had about 20 minutes in each half where they held the ball well and created some chances, but outside of Nico and Jeremy dribbling through people, and some nice service from Freeman, they could not combine at all most of the game. They scored the first goal of the game off a nice service that Littlefield (that kid can soar) headed down and Barlow cleaned up, striking it past the keeper from 6 yards. A strange substitution saw Christman leave the field in favor of Rosemblaum (sp) who was absolutely terrible, missing an open goal chip frm 30 yards after the keeper gave him the ball (he kicked the ground in the attempt) and then he blew a one on one and another golden chance. Everyone in the house was waiting for christman to come back on as he did ok when in, at least holding the ball. Everyone else was fairly non-descript, except for Ian Holder, who had the worst game of anyone I have seen in a long time playing for UVA. He was substituted by an equally inept freshman, Tierny, but Holder came back on to continue his poor performance and eventually botch his PK attempt. Pks saw several misses and good saves from the keepers. Good to see UVA advance as they were the much better of two average teams tonight.