In the first collegiate soccer game at Audi Field, the new home of D.C. United, Virginia and Maryland could not find the back of the net in a scoreless draw on Monday night.
The Cavaliers (1-0-1) recorded their second clean sheet of the season. Cavalier goalkeeper Colin Shutler made seven saves and was credited with his second shutout of the season. The seven saves by Shutler were the most by a Virginia goalkeeper since Jeff Caldwell denied seven chances vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 14, 2016.
“Playing in a venue like this was great for both programs,” Virginia coach George Gelnovatch said. “I think it’s easier to have the mentality to not concede this time of year, especially when the offense isn’t clicking and we’ve only been together for a few weeks. I think the same is true for Maryland, they’re a good team and they’re going to score goals.”
Maryland (0-1-2) outshot Virginia, 15-11, including a 3-2 advantage in the two overtime sessions. The Terrapins have yet to score a goal through three games this season. Virginia held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks in the match.
The last time the Cavaliers recorded back-to-back shutouts to start the season was in 2007. The school record for shutouts to begin a season is five, set back in 2005.