The No. 10 Virginia field hockey team recorded its most impressive win of the season to date, a 1-0 overtime win over No. 2 Syracuse. Senior midfielder Lucy Hyams scored the game-winner four minutes and 30 seconds into the first overtime period. The goal came off of a corner. Junior midfielder Tara Vittese provided the game winning assist.
Sophomore goalkeeper Carrera Lucas also had an impressive day — recording seven saves with her fourth shutout of the year. Syracuse (12-2, 4-2 ACC) recorded 13 shots and eight shots on goal. Virginia (10-5, 3-2 ACC) recorded 11 shots and six shots on goal.
This was the Orange’s first loss in October. Their only other loss was another overtime game, a 3-2 defeat to No. 3 North Carolina (12-3, 4-2 ACC). The Cavaliers snapped a five-game winning streak with Syracuse.
This was Virginia’s sixth win in seven games, their last loss also at the hands of the Tar Heels.
Virginia has four more games this season. They next play at Richmond on Tuesday. After that they play two more top-10 teams. The first is against No. 7 Louisville (13-3, 2-3 ACC). The Cardinals are coming off of a 1-0 over North Carolina on Saturday. Then, the Cavaliers will travel to College Park, Md. to play the No. 6 Terrapins (12-3, 6-1 Big Ten). Virginia ends its regular season against James Madison.