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Women’s Soccer Nearly Pulls off Upset of No. 6 Virginia

September 12, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Virginia freshman Darci Borski provided the game-winner for the Cavaliers as she scored seven minutes into overtime, leading the Cavaliers to a win in their third consecutive overtime contest. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC while the Seminoles fall to 2-2 and 0-1 in the conference.

After a scoreless first half, the Cavaliers struck twice within a minute to take a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute. Cavalier freshman Lindsay Grubbs came off the bench to score on an open goal, and a minute later Borski scored on a great individual effort.

But the Seminoles stormed back, scoring three goals in a sixteen minute span, including two in a minute, to take a 3-2 lead with four minutes remaining in regulation. But the Cavalier bench came through again as Breanne Smith scored on a 25-yard strike to tie the game at 3-3 and send the contest into overtime. In the overtime, Borski connected for her second goal to give the Cavaliers the win.

The Cavaliers outshot the Seminoles 18-8 and also had the advantage in corner kicks, 10-3.

Virginia 4, Florida State 3 (ot)

                        1  2 OT  - F
Florida State (2-2-0)   0  3  0  - 3
Virginia (3-1-0)        0  3  1  - 4


Virginia: Grubbs/60, Borski/61, Smith/89, Borski/97

Florida State: April Murphy(Alex Osorio)/70, Lauren Lynch(Maren Vik Eduardsen)/85, Osorio/86

SHOTS: Virginia – 18, Florida State – 8

SAVES: Virginia – 2 (Julie Harris 2), Florida State – 7 (Jamie Burtov 7)

CORNER KICKS: Virginia – 10, Florida State – 3.

FOULS: Virginia – 6, Florida State – 18.

OFFSIDES: Virginia – 9, Florida State – 2.

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