Nov. 13, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia freshman forward Jess Rostedt scored two goals to lead the sixth-ranked Cavaliers to a 3-0 win over No. 11 Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium. The loss knocks the Lady Vols (15-6-2) out of the tourney just shy of their fourth appearance in the Sweet 16, while the Cavaliers (17-5-1) advance into their first regional semifinal since 2002.
"Give Steve Swanson and the Virginia squad a lot of credit," said Tennessee head coach Angela Kelly. "They were very organized all over the field and played a great game today. I felt like their mid-field was extremely dynamic. I thought that Rostedt was the player of the game and if she is not the best freshman in the country, I will be shocked. Virginia deserved this win today. I have a very young team with 13 freshmen, but we will return 21 out of 23 players. We will build on this season and go after it in the spring. I guarantee that Tennessee will be a better team next year!"
Rostedt, who missed the first match-up that UT won, 1-0, due to a death in the family, made all the difference for Virginia, as she was involved with all of the Cavaliers' scoring. She tallied the first score at 37:18 after taking the feed from Noelle Keselica. The second team All-ACC forward then beat the UT defense and got around senior goalkeeper Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (Vernon, Conn.) before finishing for her 10th goal of the year.
The freshman Rostedt struck again just after half in similar fashion, this time getting the feed from Sarah Huffman before beating the Orange and White defense and keeper again for the score in the 48th minute.
The Cavaliers capped the scoring in the 58th minute, as junior Shannon Foley struck from the far left wing. Her shot went
toward goal under a leaping Rostedt, who screened the ball from Phillips-Bosshart's view as it crossed the penalty box,
before sneaking into the lower right corner of the goal.
In the first half, Tennessee had two early chances that did not come to fruition. In the fourth minute, first team All-SEC midfielder Ali Christoph (Columbus, Ohio) put a nice diagonal cross into the penalty box. Freshman Véronique Maranda (Saint-Lambert, Quebec) nearly got a foot on it at the back post, but the ball went by inches in front of her. Christoph had a 50-yard free kick snagged by UVA netminder Christina de Vries later in the 14th minute.
Virginia had many opportunities in the first period, as they outshot the Lady Vols, 6-2. In the eighth minute, Keselica saw her strike go right, while 15 minutes later, Kelly Quinn's first chance from 17 yards out was grabbed by the second team All-SEC selection Phillips-Bosshart. Quinn tried again in the 24th from the left side, but the ball stayed left of the goal.
UT tried to turn the tide in the 28th minute, as freshman midfielder Leslie Vineyard (St. Louis, Mo.) had her chance blocked after she tried heading in freshman defender Sarah Van Sickle's (Knoxville/Farragut) throw-in. A minute later, sophomore forward Emily Redberg (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) tried a cross over the goal mouth, but no UT player was on the other side to try to finish.
Before Rostedt's score in the first, Virginia had a couple good looks. Huffman tried a chip over Phillips-Bosshart in the 30th minute, but the ball went left of the goal. Keselica saw her header in the 35th off a corner kick go left.
The second half started out in UVA's favor, as just two minutes after the break Alex Singer had her shot from the right post pop over the goal. After Rostedt's second tally, Huffman took a shot inside the penalty box, but Phillips-Bosshart made the save.
In the 56th minute, second team all-SEC freshman forward Kylee Rossi (Pennington, N.J.) tried to cross a ball into the box, but her ball went just behind the crashing Redberg.
Tennessee kept fighting despite being down, 3-0, as they fired 6 shots in the final 16 minutes, but de Vries made three of her four stops to keep UT off the board.
In the match, the Cavaliers outshot the Lady Vols, 14-7, while UT took a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
at Klockner Stadium * Charlottesville, Va.
|No. 11 TENNESSEE||0||0||0|
|No. 6 Virginia||1||2||3|
UVA: Jess Rostedt (Noelle Keselica); 37:18
UVA: Jess Rostedt (Sarah Huffman); 47:56
UVA: Shannon Foley (Noelle Keselica); 57:20
Shots: Virginia 14, Tennessee 7.
Corner Kicks: Tennessee 4, Virginia 2.
Goalkeeper Stats: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (UT) 4 saves, 3 goals, 90:00; Christina de Vries (UVA), 4 saves, 0 goals, 90:00.
Fouls: Virginia 14, Tennessee 4.
Offsides: Virginia 4, Tennessee 2.
Tennessee: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (GK), Talia Wright (D), Jenny Jeffers (D), Genna Gorman (F), Emily Redberg (F), Kylee
Rossi (F), Sarah Van Sickle (D), Véronique Maranda (M), Erica Griffin (D), Leslie Vineyard (M), Ali Christoph (M).
Reserves: Jackie Acevedo, Mia Boyd.
Virginia: Christina de Vries (GK), Jen Redmond (M), Sarah Huffman (M), Becky Sauerbrunn (D), Jess Rostedt (F), Noelle
Keselica (M), Alex Singer (D), Sarah Senty (D), Kelly Hammond (M), Nikki Krzysik (D), Kelly Quinn (F).
Reserves: Ariel Tompson, Shannon Foley, Sarah Curtis, Julie Falk, Kara Frederick.
Tennessee: Leslie Vineyard 3, Kylee Rossi 1, Ali Christoph 1, Emily Redberg 1, Genna Gorman 1.
Virginia: Jess Rostedt 3, Sarah Huffman 2, Noelle Keselica 2, Kelly Quinn 2, Jen Redmond 1, Alex Singer 1, Shannon Foley 1,
Julia Falk 1, Sarah Curtis 1.