Soccer is a game of margins. The decisive act - the goal - occurs infrequently enough that sometimes unjust results can occur. A team can dominate another, but if they fail in that final act, then they can draw, or possibly even lose.
In a somewhat related note, Virginia had exactly one good scoring chance in last night's ACC Quarterfinal after generally looking disinterested in any sort of coordinated attack for 90 minutes. The Deacs, while not exactly 1970 Brazil in terms of domination, generated probably 5 or 6 decent opportunities.
The Cavaliers won 1-0, because sometimes soccer is absolute bullshit.
The result marked the sixth time in the past eight years that Virginia has knocked the Deacs out of the ACC Tournament, and no, you're not misreading that.
Todd Wharton calmly buried a penalty in the 94th minute (that would be the 4th minute of the first sudden-death overtime) after Chris Duvall was whistled for a foul chasing down Jordan Allen, who had gotten in behind the Wake defense. This was literally the only half-decent chance Virginia had the entire game.
The Deacs, meanwhile, dominated possession and chances. Tolani Ibikunle had a header tipped over the bar in the 6th minute, Ross Tomaselli had a spectacular 20 yard volley hit the crossbar in the 27th, Sean Okoli had a low shot deflect just wide of the far post in the 30th, Luca Gimenez missed a point-blank sitter in the 57th minute after his defender fell down, and the Deacs had 3 chances on a corner kick in the 71st minute, one of which was either cleared off the line by a defender or hit the post.
Basically, it was an utter shitshow for the Deacs, and that's pretty much all I have to say on the subject. Peace.