CARY, N.C. – The University of Virginia won its seventh NCAA championship on Sunday, defeating UCLA 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout after finishing overtime in a scoreless tie at the 2014 College Cup final at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Forward Riggs Lennon buried the decisive penalty for Virginia, which made four of five PK attempts to defeat UCLA, which missed two of its four penalty tries off the crossbar.
It’s Virginia’s second title in the last five years — the Cavaliers won the 2009 title, defeating Akron in identical fashion: on PKs at WakeMed Soccer Park after finishing overtime in a scoreless draw.
You hate for a game to be decided by penalty kicks but these kids put in a gutsy performance. Congratulations to the UCLA team as well because they deserved to win just as much as Virginia did and if the crossbar had been a little higher than they may have ended up winning this game.