Cavaliers Rebound From Early Deficit to Defeat William & Mary 2-1 in Extra Time
Sept. 13, 2002
The University of Virginia field hockey team stormed back from a 1-0 deficit to score the final two goals and defeated the Tribe of William & Mary 2-1 in extra time tonight in Charlottesville. In the 91st minute of play, Virginia’s Katie Nicholson (Clarksburg, N.J./Allentown) intercepted a 16-yard hit and took it into the circle and shot the ball towards the cage. Although Nicholson’s attempt was saved by William & Mary keeper Claire Miller, Virginia’s Kelli Hill (Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan) corralled the loose ball and sent it to the boards for the game-winner. Virginia keeper Emily White (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) made 15 saves on the night while allowing just the one goal in 91 minutes. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 4-0 in 2002 and Hill recorded her second game-winning goal in those four games.
The Cavaliers missed a chance to go ahead in the first 15 minutes but failed to convert on a penalty stroke. On the ensuing series, the Tribe took advantage of a scramble in front of the cage and Ginny Sutton knocked in a loose ball after a flurry of shots, putting the College ahead 1-0 18:52 into the contest. William & Mary took the lead into halftime after taking 12 short corners compared to just one for the Cavaliers and outshooting the Hoos 11-4.
In the second half the Cavaliers took three short corners, including one in the final ten minutes after Nicholson intercepted a backpass and drove into the circle. On the short corner, Cara Unterkofler (Centreville, Va./Centreville) sent the ball to Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase), who stopped it for Hill. Hill sent the ball to Katie Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas/Trinity Valley), who fired a shot to the cage where it was saved by Miller. Virginia’s Sarah Miller (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) alertly scooped up the loose ball and scored her first career goal by sticking the rebound into the cage with 8:04 to play in regulation.
In the first overtime period both keepers made saves to preserve their team’s chances, as Miller made five saves while White was called upon three times.
In the second overtime period, Hill drove into the circle and was tripped after pulling around the keeper, setting up a penalty stroke for the Cavaliers. Virginia tried to end the game there but Miller stopped the shot to her mid left, giving the Tribe a 16-yard hit. Nicholson intercepted the hit, setting up her shot and Hill’s goal on the rebound.
The Cavaliers improve to 8-0 all-time on September 13 and have won their last 12 overtime games, including two in 2002. Virginia will face #5 James Madison in Harrisonburg on Sunday, Sept. 15. Game time against the Dukes is 1:00.
Linescore 1 2 1ot 2ot F (records)Wm & Mary 1 0 0 0 1 (1-4)Virginia 0 1 0 1 2 (4-0)
Scoring summary:18:52 WM fg Sutton61:56 VA pc Miller91:00 VA fg Hill
Keepers: VA: Emily White, 91 minutes, 15 saves, 1 GA WM: Claire Miller, 91 minutes, 11 saves, 2 GA
Shots: VA 16, WM 23Short Corners: VA 4, WM 14Strokes: UVA 0/2, WM 0/0