[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.
The third-ranked Virginia field hockey squad jelled into a well-oiled machine that ran the table during non-conference play but from today onward, will find itself in a whole new ball game. "Conference play is like a new season," freshman forward Elly Buckley said.
[caption id="attachment_35941" align="alignleft" width="235" caption="Junior midfielder Paige Selenski scored two goals during Virginia's 4-0 victory against Lafayette.