SOCCER / NCAA SEMIFINALS : Record Crowd Watches Duke Top Virginia

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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