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Virginia Athletics | October 18, 2014

Late rally falls short as No. 10 Va. falls to Clemson, 2-1

  No. 10 Virginia nearly tied the game in the 86th minute, but fell to Clemson, 2-1.

CLEMSON, S.C. --  No. 10 Virginia saw its late rally fall short in a 2-1 defeat at Clemson Friday evening. Virginia (8-4-1, 3-2-1 ACC) had its four-match win streak snapped as the Cavaliers conceded multiple goals in a game for just the second time this season.

Eric Bird scored in the 81st minute for Virginia's goal.

Both teams took 11 shots. Clemson took six corner kicks, while UVa recorded three corners. Clemson was called for 20 fouls, and UVa 15. Virginia goalkeeper Calle Brown made three saves, while Clemson goalkeeper Chris Glodack also stopped three shots on target.

Clemson (7-6, 4-2) took the lead in the 37th minute following a wild sequence. After Brown came off his line to dive and knock a dangerous ball away, the Tigers' Alexandre Happi ripped a shot toward the open net which was deflected back out toward the top of the box, where Manolo Sanchez hit a left-footed volley that found the back of the net. It marked the first goal Virginia has allowed in the last 387 minutes of game time, spanning five matches.

The Tigers struck on a quick counter in the 68th minute to take a two-goal lead. Sanchez sent a great ball downfield on the right flank to find Iman Mafi, who crossed the ball in to Austin Burnikel, who knocked it past Brown for his third goal of the year.

Virginia cut a goal from the lead in the 81st minute as Sam Hayward crossed a ball into the box and found Bird, who chipped a shot over Glodack for his fourth goal of the year. 

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