No. 3 Virginia Defeats No. 6 Wake Forest 2-0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The third-ranked Virginia field hockey team (15-2, 2-2 ACC) defeated No. 6 Wake Forest (10-5, 1-3 ACC) 2-0 Saturday in Winston-Salem, Va. Sophomores Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese each scored in the winning effort.
“We had a total team effort and I was really proud of the game the team brought to the field,” Virginia head coach Michele Madison said. “Our defense was strong again today with the shut out of a great team like Wake Forest.”
The Cavaliers outshot Wake Forest 7-6 for the game and had a 7-2 advantage on penalty corners.
Both Virginia scores came in the second half.
Selenski scored to put UVa up 1-0 in the 52nd minute, converting on a penalty corner. Charlotte van den Broek pushed the ball out to Selenski, who put it past Wake Forest keeper Kaitlyn Ruhf.
Virginia’s second goal came 10 minutes later, in the 62nd minute, when Vittese scored on a breakaway to make it 2-0.
“We built up the attack well and used different varieties of attack team,” Madison said. “We followed the game plan. In the first half we weren’t getting goals but stuck with it. We said at halftime to challenge the goalie and shoot the ball.”
Junior Kim Kastuk finished with four saves in the cage, while Ruhf also had four stops for the Demon Deacons.
Virginia will host Radford at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the final non-conference game of the season. Admission to the Turf Field is free.