The Virginia field hockey team opened its season at home with a bittersweet opening weekend. Friday evening, the Cavaliers defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 8-1, before falling to Penn State Sunday in a disappointing 3-0 loss. "They know how they can play when we run the system, and what happens if you don't run the system," coach Michele Madison said. The No.
Just a year ago, the immediate celebration that followed Virginia's 3-2 overtime home victory against Michigan State - a victory that clinched the emerging program's first Final Four trip in 11 seasons - lasted more than a half-hour. After a 4-2 victory against No.
[caption id="attachment_37558" align="alignleft" width="198" caption="Senior back Shelly Edmonds has played in 82 games in her career at Virginia as an integral part of the Cavalier defense, which has succeeded in limiting opponents to one goal per game this season.
The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team (10-1, 1-1 ACC) welcomes No. 3 Princeton to Turf Field tonight, pitting two of the nation's top teams against each other. The matchup against the Tigers (8-1, 3-0 Ivy) brings a sense of competitiveness that may not be present with other matches.
[caption id="attachment_36738" align="alignleft" width="235" caption="Freshman forward Elly Buckley currently leads the team with six assists on the season and is second on the team in points, having scored 20 in her 10 games for Virginia.