Virginia 1, New Mexico 1

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Virginia Advances on Penalty Kicks, 7-6

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The #4 seeded Virginia Cavaliers edged past the #13 seeded New Mexico Logos in the penalty kick shootout, 6-5, following a 1-1 tie in the Third Round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in front of 1,510 spectators at UVa's Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers' Nico Colaluca converted the decisive penalty kick while Virginia goalkeeper Ryan Burke made three stops in the pk shootout, including the game-deciding save, to help UVa advance to the Quarterfinal Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia took an early 1-0 lead at 14:19 when Jeremy Barlow scored the first goal of the match. Barlow found himself beside teammate Matt Oliver on a corner kick that made its way to the far side of the goal. Hustling to get in position to take a shot, Oliver's shot attempted was saved but bounced free to Barlow. UVa's Barlow gathered the rebound and chipped it in for a score to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead.

However, New Mexico scored a goal of its own and tied the game 1-1 at 27:08 when Hans Bevers sent a cross into the box for Patrick Grange. The Lobos' Grange fielded the pass before making a cut and one-timed a shot for a goal to knot the game at one apiece.

Both teams traded chances the remainder of the first half and through the entire second period before sending the contest into the overtime. In both overtime sessions, neither team was able to manage the game-winning score which sent the match into the penalty kick shootout.

The Cavaliers' had their first shot attempted stopped, but we able to convert six of their final seven attempts. After the Lobos' held a brief 1-0 advantage in the shootout after making their first attempt, New Mexico only converted four of their last seven attempts to fall short in the shootout, 6-5

UVa's Burke made a game-high four saves between the pipes in the win, while UNM's Andrew Weber made three saves in the loss.

With the tie, Virginia's record moves to 18-4-1 on the year. The tie moves New Mexico's record to 17-1-2 on the season. This was the first meeting between the two schools in men's soccer.

The Cavaliers will now advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals and will host the winner of the Ohio State vs. Duke match in the next round. Virginia will face the winner of the Ohio State/Duke match on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 PM at Klockner Stadium.

The Lobos were eliminated from the tournament after failing to advance in the penalty kick shootout.

--Courtesy Virginia