The 2013 campaign was the most successful ever for the women’s soccer team. They finished their regular season undefeated and were ranked No. 1 in the nation as they headed into the postseason.

These photos capture moments from a fierce, double-overtime victory against No. 5 Notre Dame at Klöckner Stadium in October. Nearly 3,000 fans—at the time, the largest crowd to watch a UVA women’s soccer game—endured a drenching rainstorm to cheer on the team. The attendance record was broken again a few weeks later, when close to 4,000 fans watched the team defeat No. 3 Florida State, clinching its first ACC regular-season title.

UVA’s Emily Sonnett (16) tangles with Notre Dame goalie Kaela Little (18) in the first half of their match. UVA’s Brittany Ratcliffe (11) was following on the play.

Head coach Steve Swanson hugs midfielder Morgan Brian after her golden goal against the Fighting Irish, leaving the Cavs as the only unbeaten Division I women’s college soccer team in the nation.

The mood was upbeat and optimistic as UVA women’s soccer players Gloria Douglas (7) left and Makenzy Doniak (9) talked strategy with teammates before the start of their match against Notre Dame.

Despite drenching rain from a nor’easter, nearly 3,000 fans cheered after the UVA women’s soccer team scored their first goal of the night against Notre Dame.

UVA’s Brittany Ratcliffe (11) is head-butted by Notre Dame’s Katie Naughton in the first half of their match, drawing a foul on the play. The scene was typical of the aggressive play from both teams during the match.

The Cavalier bench sprinted to midfield after Morgan Brian’s goal in double overtime, giving the Cavaliers a 3-2 victory against the Fighting Irish.