The Virginia men’s soccer team’s season ended in heartbreaking fashion on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament.
Notre Dame’s Jack Lynn scored the game-wining goal as time expired in the first overtime period to lift the Fighting Irish a 1-0 victory over the Cavaliers in a Round of 16 game in South Bend, Indiana.
The No. 6-seeded Fighting Irish advance to play No. 1 Indiana in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
After a scoreless 90 minutes of action, the game went to overtime. In the closing seconds of the first overtime session, Notre Dame’s Tommy McCabe served a ball from just outside of the box to the far back post, where Lynn was able to head it past a diving Marcel DaSilva for the game-winning goal. The goal was Lynn’s third of the season and the Fighting Irish’s first in 210 minutes played this NCAA Tournament.
The game-deciding goal came a little over a minute after Virginia’s Joe Bell had his shot from long distance tipped away by a diving Duncan Turnbull. The stop by the Notre Dame goalkeeper was one of his game-high three on the night.
The Fighting Irish (11-6-3) held a 12-11 edge in shots, but only two landed on target. DaSilva, making his second-straight start in goal, was credited with one save for the Cavaliers (10-4-3).
Sunday’s victory was Notre Dame’s first win against Virginia in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers had won the two previous postseason meetings in 2006 and 2014.