Published December 07. 2013 4:00AM
Charlottesville, Va. - Eighth-seeded Virginia advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Division I soccer tournament Friday night with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over UConn.
Jordan Allen's goal in the 63rd minute snapped a 1-1 tie and the Cavaliers held on to advance to the College Cup to be held Dec. 13-15 in Philadelphia.
The Huskies (12-3-8) , who upset top-seeded UCLA in a penalty kick shootout to reach the quarterfinals, saw their season and 17-match unbeaten streak come to an end.
Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on a goal by Ryan Zinkhan, but UConn pulled event with seven minutes remaining in the first half when defender Kareem Morad scored his first goal of the season.
• Keith Veronesi scored 54 seconds into overtime, lifting Connecticut College to a 3-2 win over Bowdoin in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Joe Giordano sent the game in overtime for Conn (1-7, 1-4) when he scored with 2:14 left in the third period. Mike Sinsigalli also scored, Steve Servideo, Greg Liautaud and J.C. Cangelosi had assists and Tom Conlin made 34 saves for Conn.
• Conn College scored four goals in the third period, pulling away for a 5-1 win over Stevenson. Cassie Hunter, Jane Pagano, Stephanie Izzi, Ashley Anctil and Amelia Dineen scored goals and Kelsie Fralick made 16 saves for Conn (3-2-2).
• Conn College and Coast Guard will co-host the annual Citizens Bank Tournament this weekend. In the first round today at Conn, the Camels play Maine-Presque Isle at 6 p.m., followed by Coast Guard against St. Joseph's (N.Y.) at 8. The action shifts to Coast Guard on Sunday where the consolation game will be held at 2 p.m., followed by the title game at 4.
• Marion Philippe had 12 points, two rebounds and two blocked shots as Williams School won its season opener with a 34-27 victory over Marianapolis Prep. Kailah Waheed added nine points, 13 rebounds and for blocks for the Blues and Paola Vangjeli had eight points, six steals and four assists.
• Claudia Mergy and Samantha Linhares won two individual events apiece as Williams defeated Lincoln (R.I.) 50-42. Mergy won the 200 IM (2:51.1) and 100 breaststroke (1:22.2) for the Blues and Linhares captured the 200 freestyle (2:19.7) and 100 free (1:02.6).
• Mitchell College squandered a 12-point, first-half lead in a 57-53 overtime loss to Elms in the NECC Thursday night. Amanda Garcia scored 18 points and had 16 rebounds, Dazjavia Williams had 14 rebounds, Savannah Boyle had 10 rebounds and Quaker Hill's Samantha Ryan had seven assists for Mitchell (1-5, 1-1).