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Bates Strikes Twice to Upset No. 23 High Point

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The UVA Men's soccer team took down No. 23 High Point 2-1 at Klockner Stadium Tuesday.

Just ten minutes into the game, High Point's Shawn Sloan sent a ball to the far right post and put the Panthers on the scoreboard first.

But the 'hoo's would answer later in the first half.

Following a penalty outside of the 18 - Will Bates sent a penalty kick over the Panther defense and right by the goalie to tie the game 1-1.

Bates said, "Those are tough when your that close to the goal and you have a wall that big to get it over and into the goal. He froze. Glad it went in."

In the 88th minute, Bates would come up big for UVA again. Following a handball in the box, Bates stumped the goalie and score on another penalty kick to help lift the 'Hoos 2-1 over the Panthers.

Bates said, "Its our first good win really and its good going into Wake Forest and we've got a little homestretch here."

UVA takes on Wake Forest Friday night at 7 p.m at Klockner Stadium.

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