CHARLOTTESVILLE, SEPT. 2 -- Jeff Agoos scored 11 1/2 minutes into the second half to earn second-ranked Virginia a 1-1 tie today with No. 4 South Carolina and its sixth straight Coca-Cola Classic title on point differential. The Cavaliers defeated Army by 4-0 on Friday night.
George Mason took third place with a 2-1 victory over Army on goals by Paul Shaver and Adrian Reynolds. The Patriots lost to South Carolina, 1-0, Friday.
Agoos set up the Virginia goal with a pass to midfielder Kris Kelderman. Kelderman quickly pushed the ball to forward Ben Crawley, who calmly returned the ball to Agoos for the back post goal.
"We played extremely well for this time of year," Virginia Coach Bruce Arena said, "but we were sloppy in the first 15 minutes and failed to score on a half-dozen good chances throughout the game."
The game was a rematch of a 1989 NCAA quarterfinal match, which the Cavaliers won, 1-0.
"It was an environment of 22 talented athletes giving their all," said South Carolina Coach Mark Berson.
The Gamecocks converted on their first scoring opportunity of the game. Forward Clark Brisson took advantage of a defensive miscue and put the ball past goalie Tom Henske.