Virginia women’s soccer beats SIUE 3-1; Advances to 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

Virginia women’s soccer beats SIUE 3-1; Advances to 2nd round of NCAA Tournament
UVA junior M/F Alexa Spaanstra (Source: wvir)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia women’s soccer team rallied to beat Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 3-1 on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Cary, North Carolina.

The Cougars struck first with a goal in the 11th minute, but Alexa Spaanstra knotted the match at 1-1 with a score in the 41st minute.

Spaanstra converted a penalty kick to give the ‘Hoos the lead early in the 2nd half, and Talia Staude capitalized on a header in the 69th minute to give UVA some insurance.

Virginia enjoyed a 16-0 advantage on corner kicks, and they outshot SIUE 25-2.

UVA will face 12-seed BYU in the second round on Saturday at 3pm.

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