No. 4 Cavaliers Down Longwood 2-0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fourth-ranked Virginia field hockey team picked up its 10th win of the year with a 2-0 victory over Longwood Wednesday at the University Hall Turf Field. Junior Paige Selenski and sophomore Tara Puffenberger scored for the Cavaliers in the winning effort.
For the game, Virginia (10-1) outshot the Lancers (3-10) 10-7 and had a 4-3 advantage on penalty corners. Puffenberger led the way with three shots while Selenski, Elly Buckley (Perth, Austrlia) and Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) each recorded two.
With 15 minutes to play in the game, the Cavaliers were awarded a penalty corner. Senior Haley Carpenter (Virginia Beach, Va.) injected the ball to Rachel Jennings (Macungie, Pa.), who gave it to Vittese. Vittese’s shot was saved by the keeper, but Selenski was there to gather the ball and find enough space to take another shot, putting it in for a 1-0 Virginia lead.
Six minutes later, freshman Hadley Bell (Shaker Heights, Ohio) found Puffenberger (Dallas, Pa.) in the circle and Puffenberger blasted it to the far post for a 2-0 Cavalier advantage.
Virginia’s senior goalkeeper Kim Kastuk (Putnam Valley, N.Y) tallied five saves in the cage, all of which came in the second half. Longwood keeper Kaye Goulding recorded five saves as well.
Virginia is back in action Friday with a 6 p.m. matchup against third-ranked Princeton at the University Hall Turf Field.