Men's Soccer Drops Heartbreaker at No. 5 Virginia

Men's Soccer Drops Heartbreaker at No. 5 Virginia

Sept. 27, 2006

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The American University men's soccer team held a 1-0 lead 26 minutes into its matchup at fifth-ranked University of Virginia, but the Cavaliers got the equalizer soon after and eventually got the game-winner early in the second overtime to deal AU a 2-1 loss Wednesday at Klockner Stadium.

The Eagles received a break in the 26th minute when Virginia knocked the ball into its own net for an own goal and a 1-0 lead for American.

However, the Cavaliers tied the game at one a piece in the 31st minute when Adam Cristman collected a pass off a free kick.

UVa. continued its offensive pressure throughout the second half and the first overtime, but AU goalkeeper Chris Sedlak (Valrico, Fla./Bloomingdale) was up to the task. Sedlak racked up a career-high 10 saves, allowing the Eagles a chance at knocking off the Wahoos. However, American could muster just two shots in the latter period, both by Garth Juckem (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Jesuit) in the 60th minute.

After a scoreless opening overtime period, Virginia wasted no time in the second overtime. Thirty-three seconds into the period, the Cavaliers' Chris Tierney served up a ball into the box that found the head of Yannick Reyering. Reyering's header eluded the grasp of Sedlak and ended the game, 2-1, in favor of Virginia.

The Eagles look to end their five-game winless streak when they return to Patriot League action on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Patriot League front-runner Lehigh.