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Soccer team upsets No. 1 Virginia

Team avoids first 1-3 start since 1985

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The men's soccer entered halftime against Virginia, Sunday trailing 1-0 and facing its fourth consecutive deficit in a game after a first half. Coach Jerry Yeagley said he wasn't pleased with how his young players performed in the first 45 minutes against the veteran Cavaliers.\nIn between the first and second halves, the Hoosiers matured and went on to defeat Virginia 2-1 in the Maryland/FILA Classic. IU avoided what would have been its first 1-3 start since 1985.\n"I thought we had about bottomed out at halftime," Yeagley said. "I was very, very disappointed with our first half in terms of intensity, fight, winning 50-50 balls, winning the second balls. I thought Virginia really...it was like men and boys in the first half.\nSenior forward Matt Fundenberger scored his first goal of the season in the 64th minute to even the score at one. He received a long pass from junior midfielder Ryan Mack and headed the ball into the corner of the Virginia goal.\n In the 79th minute, Virginia sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Singer moved from his line to grab the ball from sophomore midfielder Pat Noonan. Singer then lost the ball to Noonan. With the goal unguarded by Singer, Noonan advanced the ball to sophomore forward Michael Bock, who came off the bench to tally his first career goal with the game-winner.\n"I don't think (the goal) could have come at a better time," Bock said.\nVirginia sophomore Jonathan Cole scored off a free kick to make the score 1-0 in the 30th minute. The Hoosiers had trouble getting the ball into Virginia\'s box in the first half. The Cavaliers outshot IU 7-2 in the half.\n"Even in halftime when we were in the locker room and down, we just knew everyone had to pump each other up, and we had to come back," Mack said. "Usually after we get one goal and after we get back in it, it gives the team a lot of momentum and gives everyone a lot more confidence, and we can usually pull it off."\nYeagley often substituted and switched forwards and midfielders to find better potential scoring combinations and to relieve fatigued players during the game. The game-time temperature was 80 degrees. Mack was used as a forward and a midfielder during the weekend, and tallied three assists in the tournament.\nFundenberger returned to the starting lineup Sunday after suffering a face laceration in Friday's win against Maryland. He received five external stitches, along with internal stitches below his left eye.\nThe Hoosiers now have the same record (2-2) as last year's NCAA championship team. IU lost to Portland and UCLA last weekend in Bloomington but won against two opponents from soccer's toughest conference, the ACC, this weekend. Soccer America magazine ranked Virginia No. 1 but didn't rank IU in the top 20 last week.\n"It's a relief to get two wins against two of the top teams in the country," Yeagley said.

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