Overtime penalty kick silences Cavs
The No. 9 Virginia women’s soccer team lost a heartbreaking decision Sunday, falling 1-0 to No. 1 Florida State in overtime. The Seminoles won on a golden goal penalty kick in the 96th minute.
n the first overtime, both teams overcame their fatigue to play at a frenzied pace in search of a clinching goal. Virginia (11-4-1, 4-3-1 ACC) was called for a foul in the penalty box and Seminole senior defender Ines Jaurena placed the ensuing penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net to give Florida State (14-0-0, 7-0-0 ACC) the 1-0 win.
After neither team managed an attempt on goal in the first half, play opened up significantly in the second period with both teams pushing on offense to find the go-ahead goal. Both goalies came up big, however, with Florida State redshirt junior goalkeeper Kelsey Wys stopping four shots and Virginia junior goalkeeper Danielle DeLisle stymying three shots to keep the game scoreless in regular time.
The game marked the first time this year the Cavaliers have been shut out. Florida State notched its ninth consecutive shutout win. Virginia continues its road trip Oct. 21 when the team takes on rival No. 19 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Oct. 21.