UVA men's soccer shuts out Wake Forest on senior night
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 SPORTS) -- UVA men's soccer came out victorious in their last regular season appearance at Klöckner Stadium, shutting out Wake Forest 1-0.
Both teams would take the first half but the demons saw opportunity early as a shot from Roald Mitchell hit the crossbar. Despite multiple close calls from Leo Alfonso the 0-0 stalemate would continue late into the first half. Virginia grew into the game and created a handful of quality chances later on in the first half. Leo Afonso threatened to put the Cavaliers ahead with 19 minutes gone as the striker made a devastating cutback into the Wake Forest penalty area, but his curling shot was blocked by a defender.
Virginia began to assert itself as the second half progressed. It was only a matter of time before the Cavaliers broke through. With an impressive piece of skill in the midfield, Phil Horton darted past his defender and laid the perfect ball into Afonso who smashed his chance into the low corner of the goal to give the Cavaliers the lead with half an hour remaining.
The Cavaliers were able to remain resolute defensively as they withstood late pressure from Wake Forest to hold on to the victory and secure three crucial points.