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UVA Men's Soccer Tops UConn 2-1; Advances to College Cup

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Virginia is in the College Cup for the 11th time in program history Virginia is in the College Cup for the 11th time in program history

The Virginia men's soccer team has advanced to the College Cup for the 11th time in program history, as the Cavaliers beat UConn 2-1 Friday at Klockner Stadium.

Freshman Jordan Allen scored the game-winning goal on a bicycle kick in the 63rd minute.

Allen said, "It was kind of an instinctual thing. The ball popped up and I didn't really have time to think about it. It just kind of happened really quickly. After we got that goal we were able to hunker in and finish out the game."

Junior Ryan Zinkhan put UVa up 1-0 with a goal in the 12th minute.

Virginia has won the national championship six times in program history, with the most recent in 2009.

"There's 203 Division I soccer teams," said UVa head coach George Gelnovatch. "After tomorrow, there will be four left. You know, that's hard, that's hard. These guys have not been there. You can tell. You know in that last 15 minutes they knew they were going. We were winning 2-1, and they were gonna make sure they wouldn't get scored on. I'm happy for them."

The remainder of the NCAA semifinal field will be filled out after Saturday's game, and the College Cup will begin December 13th in Philadelphia.

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