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#9 UVa Men's Soccer Beats #8 Marquette 3-1 in NCAA Round of 16

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The Virginia men's soccer team beat Marquette 3-1 Sunday at Klockner Stadium in the NCAA Round of 16.

The Cavaliers will host UConn in the NCAA Quarterfinals Friday at 7pm, after the Huskies upset top-seed UCLA 5-4 on penalty kicks.

UVa defender Matt Brown was accessed a red card in the first minute against the Golden Eagles, and the 'Hoos had to play a man down for the remainder of the match.

"At any level, I've never coached down a man for 89 minutes," said UVa head coach George Gelnovatch. "We've had a game plan for a week, a pretty detailed game plan day in and day out and in 57 seconds its out the window. You crumple up the piece of paper and it's gone."

The Wahoos got on the board first in the 24th minute on a free kick by Scott Thomsen following a handball just outside the box.

Darius Madison and Todd Wharton also scored for Virginia in the 2nd half.

Madison says, "We never count ourselves out of any game. We always come back. We thought it was crucial though to get a goal first and get the lead. We did that and we maintained the game."

The Cavaliers have now recorded 42 goals this year, their most since tallying 44 in 2007.

Gelnovatch added, "I don't know if I had a group this mentally tough. It's not something we've always had. I think it's something that this team has developed. This will to win/mental toughness, which I think tie into each other, you saw that today."

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