No. 7 Virginia Ends Titans' Season With 2-1 Victory
Nov. 20, 2005
Charlottesville, VA -
The best season in the history of the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer program came to an end on Sunday afternoon as No. 7 Virginia defeated the No. 15 Titans, 2-1, in an NCAA Third Round contest in front of 943 fans in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fullerton ends its season with a 19-4 overall record while the Cavaliers, who improved to 18-5-1 overall, advanced to face top-seeded UCLA at 6 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 25) in an "Elite Eight" contest in Los Angeles.
A penalty kick goal in the 76th minute by Shannon Foley gave Virginia a 2-0 advantage after Foley was dragged down by the Titans' Erica Janke on the right side of the penalty area.
The goal negated a score three minutes later by Fullerton senior Kandace Wilson, who took a long pass from fellow senior Kellie Cox and rocketed a shot from 15 yards out to the left post for her eighth goal of the year.
The Titans, who outshot Virginia in the second half, 8-5, had a couple of good opportunities in the closing minutes, including a bouncing shot by senior Erin Shelton that was smothered by Virginia goalkeeper Christina de Vries, but couldn't get the tying score. Fullerton was outshot, 14-10, for only the second time in 2005 (South Carolina on Sept. 4), snapping a streak of 18 consecutive matches.
Virginia dominated the run of play in the first half, holding the Titans to without a shot until 13 minutes remaining in the period, and held a 1-0 lead on a goal by Jess Rostedt in the 24th minute. She booted in her own rebound off a shot that was cleared off the line by the Fullerton defense.
Titans' junior goalkeeper Karen Bardsley made seven saves on the afternoon while Wilson led all players with five shots on the day.