Women's Soccer Loses Heartbreaker in Final Seconds at Virginia
Oct. 30, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The women's soccer team fell to host Virginia on Wednesday night, 1-0. The Wolfpack, now 9-7-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the ACC, lost a heartbreaker in the final three seconds of the match. The Cavaliers improved to 10-5-2 overall and 3-3-0 in the ACC.
It seemed almost inevitable the match would go into overtime as the score between the ACC foes stood at 0-0 with three seconds remaining. Unfortunately, a goal from Virginia from the near post provided the go-ahead for the Cavaliers. The game-winning shot came from Darci Borski off an assist from Julie Napolitano. The goal was Borski's ninth of the season. Despite a two-shot performance from freshman Lydia McBath to lead the Pack, NC State is left with one match remaining to earn its 10th regular season win in 2002.
The Wolfpack finished the match with five shots, of which four were on goal. Virginia's goalkeeper, Anne Abernathy was kept busy in the net as she grabbed four goal attempts from the Pack to provide insurance for the win. NC State netminder, senior Gretchen Lear faced the same four shots on goal including the lone goal.
The Wolfpack looks to close out the 2002 regular season slate with victory at Virginia Commonwealth Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. The Rams are 12-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association and in recent play, lost to Hofstra 1-0.
Game Summary 1 2 F NC State 0 0 0 Virginia 0 1 1