November 22, 2009

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Bucknell men's soccer team's record-setting campaign came to an end on Sunday afternoon Klockner Stadium, as No. 2 Virginia scored four times in the first half and went on to post a 5-0 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Backed by a hat trick from Will Bates and a goal and two assists from Tony Tchani, the Atlantic Coast Conference champion Cavaliers improved to 15-3-3, while the Bison finish 17-6-0.

For the second time in the last four years Bucknell advanced to the NCAA Round of 32 after beating Princeton 1-0 on Thursday night. Unfortunately, just like in 2006, the tournament run ended in Charlottesville.

The run of play in the game was not nearly as one-sided as the scoreboard made it appear. There was plenty of action at both ends of the field, and Bucknell led 9-1 in corner kicks. The final shot count was 15-10 overall and 7-5 in shots on frame in favor of Virginia. Cavaliers goalkeeper Diego Restrepo, who was just named the MVP of the ACC Tournament, was forced to come up with five saves, four of which were challenging.

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