Record 21,319 See Duke Upset Virginia, Join Wisconsin in NCAA Soccer Final

Associated Press

Virginia's drive to an unprecedented fifth consecutive NCAA men's soccer championship was stopped Friday night when the Cavaliers lost, 3-2, in the semifinals to rival Duke, their first loss of the season.

The Blue Devils (16-6-1) ended the Cavaliers' (21-1-2) NCAA playoff winning streak at 17 before 21,319 at Richmond Stadium, the largest crowd ever to watch a college soccer game in the United States.

Duke, which got goals from freshman midfielder Jay Heaps, Sam Smith and Craig Jeidy, will play Wisconsin (19-4-1) in Sunday's final. The Badgers, in the Final Four for the first time, scored a 1-0 victory over Portland (16-3-3) on a goal by Lars Hansen.

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