[caption id="attachment_47121" align="alignleft" width="166" caption="Sophomore back Lane Smith and the rest of the Cavalier backline will be pitted against a rival that has outscored its opponents 17-1 during its last three games.
The Virginia field hockey team earned a much-needed victory last night as it downed in-state rival William & Mary 4-3 in Williamsburg. The Cavaliers (7-10, 0-3 ACC) struck early as sophomore forward Elly Buckley broke through just five minutes into the game with her team-leading 14th goal of the season. Buckley added another to her total during the 19th minute, giving the Cavaliers a 2-0 edge.
Following a disappointing 3-0 shutout loss against Michigan State Saturday, the Virginia field hockey team received positive news Tuesday as it was announced that senior midfielders Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese would participate in the upcoming Pan American Games for Team USA. The qualifier tournament, which will be held Oct.
After slipping from their top-three preseason ranking, The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team heads to Oxford, Ohio this weekend for matches against Miami and Michigan State. Virginia goes into the weekend after a needed 3-0 shutout Wednesday at James Madison, during which a more cohesive Cavaliers team controlled almost all aspects of the game and held the Dukes to a 13-3 shot deficit.
The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team defeated James Madison last night with a 3-0 road victory behind a trio of goals from three different players. The Cavaliers (3-2) dominated defensively during much of the first half, holding the Dukes (1-3) to zero shots and penalty corner.
[caption id="attachment_44968" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sophomore forward Carissa Vittese increased her season scoring total to five points after preventing the shutout with a 64th minute goal against Old Dominion.