The #1 Virginia women's soccer team beat #5 Notre Dame 3-2 in double overtime Thursday night at Klockner Stadium.
Junior Morgan Brian scored the game winning goal on a header off a corner kick one minute into the second overtime in which the ball barely crossed the goal line.
Head coach Steve Swanson says, "When I watched the play, my attention went right to the A.R. on that side and he immediately put his flag up. That's his job, he had the best angle on it, that's what they're there for."
Brian adds, "We score, they score, we score, it's a back and forth game. I think for us it's a mentality, and at the end of the day this team has it, and if we can keep doing that, we can beat a lot of people."
Gloria Douglas scored in the 3rd minute to give the Wahoos a 1-0 lead, and UVa went up 2-1 on a Notre Dame own goal in the 2nd half.
Elizabeth Tucker tied the game at 2-2 in the 72nd minute with a goal for the Irish.
A record crowd of 2,838 were in attendance Thursday night.
Virginia (13-0, 7-0 ACC) returns to action Sunday at #11 Wake Forest.
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