Women’s Soccer: Cavaliers play to 1-1 draw against No. 17 Duke

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The Virginia women’s soccer team used a second-half strike from Maggie Cagle to play No. 17 Duke to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium.

46’ – DUKE: Dieynaba Ndaw (Maggie Graham, Kat Rader)
54’ – UVA: Maggie Cagle (Allie Ross, Yuna McCormack)


After a first half that saw chances at a premium, Duke (5-3-2, 1-1-2 ACC) capitalized on a turnover in the defensive third right out of the gates to start the second half. Maggie Graham started the counter with a ball to Kat Rader that was played over to Dieynaba Ndaw near the six for the score that hit the left post and caromed across the goal and into the side netting by the back post.

The Cavaliers (5-2-4, 0-2-2) evened things in the 54th minute with a goal from Maggie Cagle. Following a corner, the Cavaliers reset as a clearance attempt by Duke was intercepted and poked out wide by Allie Ross to Yuna McCormack. McCormack then served the ball to the back post to Cagle for the finish between the keeper and the post.


  • Cagle’s goal was her sixth of the season to tie for the team lead and she leads the team with 16 points.
  • Ross notched her second career assist and McCormack her fourth on the Cagle goal.
  • The Cavaliers lead the series with Duke 25-16-10 and are 9-6-4 in games played at Klöckner Stadium.
  • Virginia and Duke are 4-4-3 in the last 11 meetings with the eight non-draws decided by one goal in that stretch.


“It was a hard-fought game. It was great to come back after going down 1-0. We fought, battled and competed. There’s no fault from that side. We have to be a little more consistent in the quality of our play – especially in the attacking end. Duke’s a good team and they’re going to beat some teams as well. This isn’t an easy stretch of games to go through and our players have been handling it mentally quite well. We’ve just got to get a result now.”


Virginia heads back out on the road for a pair of ACC contests. It starts with a showdown at No. 8 Clemson on Thursday and continues with a trip to NC State on Sunday.