The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team fell to No. 10 Massachusetts in overtime Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, ending its season. The Minutewomen did not lead at all during regulation, but they found an equalizer in the final minutes and scored a golden goal in the first overtime period to eliminate the Cavaliers.
The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team will seek redemption at the NCAA Tournament this weekend with a first round battle against No. 10 Massachusetts in Durham, N.C. after ending the regular season with a loss and subsequently faltering in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team was eliminated from the ACC Tournament Thursday morning, falling to Duke 2-1 in the first round. The fifth-seeded Cavaliers (15-5, 3-4 ACC) entered the game on two-weeks rest, and showed some rust in the opening portion of the game.
The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team begins ACC Tournament play Thursday in an 11 a.m. game against No. 7 Duke.
The No. 6 Virginia (15-3, 3-2 ACC) field hockey team held on for a 4-3 victory against No. 8 Duke (11-4, 2-2 ACC) Friday night in the Cavaliers’ final home game of the regular season. Following the match, Virginia honored its eight-member senior class, including star senior forward Elly Buckley, who scored three goals in the game.
The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team narrowly edged No. 6 Boston College in Charlottesville Friday night. The game was locked at 0-0 until junior back Kelsey Leblanc scored a golden goal in double overtime.
Virginia (13-2, 1-2 ACC) has received unprecedented contributions from the freshman class. Three freshmen rank in the top four on the team in both goals and points, and five of them have contributed at least one goal or one assist this year, a feat matched only by the senior class.
The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team split a pair of games in New York this weekend, falling to No. 5 Syracuse before defeating No. 12 Albany. The Cavaliers allowed five goals in the two games, the most in any two-game stretch all season.
The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team claimed two road wins over the weekend against No. 16 Wake Forest Friday and Liberty Sunday. Senior forward Elly Buckley scored four of the Cavaliers five goals in the two games.
For almost the entire game, the No. 4 Virginia hockey team held No. 1 North Carolina to just one goal. It was only with five minutes remaining that the Tar Heels were able to break the tie, ending the Cavaliers’ seven-game win streak and undefeated season.