The No. 2 Virginia men’s soccer team captured its sixth NCAA Championship, and first since 1994, with a 3-2 penalty kick shootout win over No. 1 Akron following a 0-0 draw in the NCAA Championship final at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Cavaliers (19-3-3) ended the season on a 16-game unbeaten streak.
The title was the sixth for the Cavaliers in program history, having won the championship in 1989 and from 1991-94. The victory also gave Virginia its 19th team National Championship in school history, the first since men’s lacrosse in 2006.
First soccer championship since my third year at UVa, and I had a blast watching the game today. I wish I had made the trip to North Carolina to see the game in person, despite the nasty weather.
Actually, sitting on the couch with my 5 year old son and 8 year old daughter was pretty sweet, too. Today was a great day.