CHARLOTTESVILLE – Junior midfielder Morgan Brian’s (St. Simons Island, Ga.) golden goal in the 101st minute lifted the top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team to a 3-2 double-overtime victory over No. 5 Notre Dame in front of a school-record 2,838 fans at Klöckner Stadium Thursday night. The Cavaliers (13-0, 7-0) remain the nation’s only unbeaten and untied team, while the Fighting Irish fall to 9-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in their inaugural ACC season.
“It was a great college soccer game tonight,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “When you have two great teams, there are going to be ebbs and flows. That was the case tonight. I thought this was our most consistent effort of the season. We did a lot of good things against a really talented opponent. Give Notre Dame a lot of credit. To come back twice from down a goal in this environment shows the type of team they have.”