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ATHENS, Ohio – Sophomore Paige Selenski tallied her first career hat trick to lead the sixth-ranked Virginia field hockey team (6-0) to a 5-0 win over Ohio (1-4) Sunday at Pruitt Field. All five of Virginia’s goals came in the first half.

Selenski’s hat trick is the first for the program since Mia Link scored three times against Longwood in 2004.

The shutout marked the fourth of the season for the Cavalier defense. Junior goalkeeper Kim Kastuk finished with two saves in the cage.

Virginia outshot the Bobcats 15-7 and had an 8-4 advantage on penalty corners.

Selenski notched the first goal just 3:11 into the game to put the Cavaliers up 1-0. Senior Traci Ragukas and junior Haley Carpenter then recorded back-to-back goals at 20:02 and 22:34, respectively. Selenski finished off the scoring efforts with two more goals within the final 10 minutes of the half, including Virginia’s first penalty stroke opportunity of the season.

All five Virginia goals were unassisted.

The Cavaliers return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday on the road against William & Mary.

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