The American University men's soccer team travelled to Charlottesville, Va., to take on the 10th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday night, and was defeated by a score of 3-0.
Virginia (11-3-2) scored its three goals in a 25-minute span in the middle part of the match. Jonathan Villanueva scored the first goal of the match in the 41st minute to give Virginia a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. Will Bates and Tony Tchani added the Cavaliers' second and third goals in the 54th and 65th minutes, respectively, to set the final margin.
American (9-5-2) was outshot 18-8 in the match, including a 13-3 margin in shots on goal. Junior Nick Kapus led the Eagles with three shots, two of which were on goal.
Matt Makowski played all 90 minutes in goal for the Eagles, and recorded eight saves.
"The difference between the teams tonight was that Virginia thought they would win and we weren't sure," remarked American University Head Coach Todd West. "When we step on the field to prove that we are the better team, we can play with anyone in the country. Now we will focus on the Patriot League."
The Eagles will return home to play their final regular season game of the season on Saturday, November 8 at 1 p.m. versus Colgate. The match can be watched live on Eagles Vision TV, part of AUeagles.com. The broadcast will feature multiple camera angles, a live scoreboard and analysis from a studio broadcast team and on-field reporters. To signup for Eagles Vision TV, click here.