Top-ranked Duke and No. 3 Virginia played through two overtimes today and ended up in a 2-2 tie in their soccer game. But although each team often was frustrated by a goalpost or, on one occasion, by an offsides call, a Scott Stadium record crowd of 6,200 for this sport applauded and the coaches had little to complain about.
Duke now is 15-0-2, 2-0-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia, 13-0-2 and 3-0-2, leads the ACC.
The Blue Devils almost won. With the score 1-1 in the second half, defenseman Doug Hoffman sent a seemingly harmless shot toward Virginia goalie Steve Baer. But Cavaliers defenseman Dan Horton inadvertently misdirected the ball, heading it into his goal at the 19:41 mark.
Virginia, behind for the first time this season, got even about seven minutes later as midfielder Mark Brcic lofted a pass to a fast-breaking Brian Vernon, who made a spectacular diving header for a 2-2 tie.
Duke defenseman Bob Jenkins headed Sean McCoy's pass to the left of Baer, for what would have been the game-winning goal, with 15 minutes to play, but Jenkins was offside and the goal disallowed. Alderson-Broaddus 5, George Washington 3: Dennis Hutchinson scored a goal and assisted on two as the visitors won at RFK Stadium's auxiliary field.