UVA remains winless in ACC after 1-1 draw with Duke
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS)-- The Cavaliers remain winless in ACC play after a tough 1-1 draw with no. 17 Duke Sunday at Klöckner Stadium.
After a scoreless first half the Blue Devils capitalized on a turnover to open the second half. Maggie Graham played off the ball to Kat Rader who sent it over to Dieynaba Ndaw for the score that hit the left post and went across the goal and into the side netting by the back post.
After more missed opportunities from UVA the Cavaliers answered in the 54th minute with a goal from Maggie Cagle. Coming off a corner, Allie Ross intercepted an attempted clear from Duke and sent it over to Yuna McCormack towards the sideline. McCormack then set the ball to the back post to Cagle for the finish between the keeper and the post.
“It was a hard-fought game. It was great to come back after going down 1-0," said UVA women's soccer coach Steve Swanson, "We fought, battled and competed. There’s no fault from that side. We have to be a little more consistent in the quality of our play, especially in the attacking end. Duke’s a good team and they’re going to beat some teams as well. This isn’t an easy stretch of games to go through and our players have been handling it mentally quite well. We’ve just got to get a result now.”
Despite the equalizer Virginia couldn't capitalize on their other shots and had a to settle for the 1-1 tie. Virginia now travels to Clemson on Thursday where they will try to get their first ACC win of the season.