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Brian’s Golden Goal Lifts Top-Ranked Cavaliers Over No. 5 Irish

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Brian’s Golden Goal Lifts Top-Ranked Cavaliers Over No. 5 Irish

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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.

Senior forward Gloria Douglas (Fayetteville, N.C.) also scored for the Cavaliers and junior midfielder Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.) added a pair of assists.

“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.”