CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) - The Virginia men’s soccer team lost 7-6 on penalty kicks to Georgetown in the College Cup finals Sunday night in Cary, North Carolina.
Georgetown wins its first national championship. Virginia remains with seven national titles.
Virginia finishes a remarkable season with a record of 21-2-1.
“A special group not only in the results and the wins,” says UVa coach George Gelnovatch. “The ACC championship and a share of the ACC regular season championship, the number of wins, a top seed in the NCAA tournament which is a first for me as a coach. Number one in the country, we kind of checked every box and just fell short in the last one and we fell short in a very hard way, but I’m so proud of the guys.”
The game was tied at 3-3 at the end of regulation.
Virginia scored first on a goal from Joe Bell in the 10th minute, his seventh of the season.
Georgetown answered with back-to-back goals six minutes apart and took a 2-1 lead into halftime.
Virginia got a goal in the 58th minute from Daniel Steedman to tie the game at 2-2.
After Georgetown took a 3-2 lead, Virginia again responded with a goal. Daryl Dike scored in the 86th minute, his 10th goal of the season to tie the game 3-3.
The National Championship match officially goes down as a loss despite the two teams finishing the two overtimes even at three. The 21 wins by Virginia are the third most in school history and the most under head coach George Gelnovatch.
• In a matchup of the No. 1 and No. 2 defenses in the county, the combined six goals were most in an NCAA final since 1980.
• Georgetown is the only school to score three goals on Virginia this season.
• The Cavaliers allowed 13 goals in 24 matches in 2019.
• Virginia trailed in a match for the first time since Nov. 17, the ACC Championship against Clemson also played in Cary, N.C.. Virginia hadn’t trailed for 420 minutes until Daniel Wu’s goal in the 22nd minute.
NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team
Daryl Dike – Most Outstanding Offensive Player