NCAA Tournament ends for UVA women’s soccer with penalty kick shootout in College Cup

NCAA Tournament ends for UVA women’s soccer with penalty kick shootout in College Cup
Lia Godfrey took a game-high four shots for UVA. (Source: UVA Athletics)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The season came to an end for the Virginia women’s soccer team on Thursday night, as the Cavaliers lost 3-0 in a penalty kick shootout against No. 1 Florida State in the College Cup.

The shootout was needed after the teams played 90 minutes of regulation, and two 10-minute periods of overtime, without a goal being scored.

UVA’s first three shooters failed to convert, while FSU’s all scored, which clinched the win in the best-of-five shootout.

Virginia senior midfielder Taryn Torres says, “It obviously hurts so bad. I can’t even describe. I was really emotional out there, but it’s exhausting. Especially when you’re so proud of your team, your performance, and then to lose on penalty kicks. I can’t describe it as anything. It just hurts so bad.”

“That was obviously a tough one to lose,” adds head coach Steve Swanson. “Especially the way we lost it. But super proud of our team, I thought they played great.”

The Wahoos dominated the first half against the No. 1 seed in the tournament, as Virginia outshot Florida State 6-1.

The Noles even things up in the second half and overtime, as they finished with a 10-9 advantage in shots.

FSU also had an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Virginia (14-4-3) was playing in the College Cup for the first time since 2014, and the fourth time in program history (1991, 2013, 2014, 2021).

Copyright 2021 WVIR. All rights reserved.