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Virginia blunders in tourney semis

Sixth-seeded Virginia defeated third-seeded Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament Wednesday before losing to eventual tournament champion Maryland in the semifinals Friday.

The Cavaliers knocked the Demon Deacons out of the tournament thanks in part to junior midfielder Hunter Jumper's first goal of the season. During the 47th minute, sophomore midfielder Ari Dimas laid off a free kick to Jumper, and the Texas native bombed a shot into the upper-left corner from 30 yards out. It would stand as the only goal of the match.

Senior goalkeeper Diego Restrepo made one save to preserve what would be his eighth shutout of the season.

Against No. 2 seed Maryland, though, the Cavaliers found themselves on the opposite side of the shutout, losing to the Terrapins 2-0 for the second time this season.

Terrapin senior forward Jason Herrick scored both goals that would eliminate the Cavaliers, the first of which came off a rebound in the 37th minute. It marked the first time in five career ACC tournament matches that Restrepo allowed a goal.

Virginia missed a clear chance to level the score just before halftime. Dimas took a penalty kick after freshman midfielder Felipe Libreros was brought down in the box, but Maryland junior keeper Zac MacMath stuffed Dimas' attempt to the lower left side of the goal.

The Cavaliers barely outshot Maryland 11 to 10, but Herrick's second goal off a pass from a free kick in the 71st sealed the win.

Virginia now awaits to hear its seeding for NCAA tournament play, which begins this Thursday.

-compiled by Matt Conover


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