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UVA men’s soccer shuts out George Mason in spring season opener

UVA sophomore Kevin Ogudugu had a goal and an assist.
UVA sophomore Kevin Ogudugu had a goal and an assist.(wvir)
Updated: Mar. 2, 2021 at 8:53 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia men’s soccer team scored three goals in the first half, and the Cavaliers beat George Mason 3-0 on Tuesday at Klöckner Stadium.

UVA struck twice in the first eleven minutes of the match, as Kevin Ogudugu assisted on a goal by Axel Gunnarsson in the 8th minute, and Ogudugu followed with his first tally as a member of the Cavaliers less than three minutes later.

Nick Berghold scored a header off a corner kick from Jeremy Verley late in the 1st half.

“Great win,” says head coach George Gelnovatch. “It’s always good to score three goals, and have a clean sheet, a shutout. That’s a great starting point to opening up the spring.”

Redshirt freshman goalie Alex Rando made three saves, and earned his second victory of the season, as well has his second-career shutout.

Virginia (4-4-1) is scheduled to be back in action on Sunday at home against Notre Dame.

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