No. 2 North Carolina Beats Virginia 7-2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (6-10, 0-3 ACC) was defeated by second-ranked North Carolina 7-2 Saturday at the University Hall Turf Field. Sophomore Elly Buckley notched both goals for the Cavaliers.
The Tar Heels (14-1, 4-0 ACC) outshot Virginia 18-8 for the game and registered seven penalty corners. The Cavaliers did not have a shot in the first half and finished with four penalty corners.
UNC scored twice in the 12th minute and built a 5-0 lead by halftime. The Tar Heels came out in the 37th minute and scored again to go up 6-0.
Virginia first got on the board in the 52nd minute when Elly Buckley converted on a penalty corner. She was unassisted after some nice stick work got her past a defender.
After Carolina responded to make it 7-1, Buckley struck again, this time blasting a shot from near the top of the circle past UNC’s Caitlin Powers. That cut the North Carolina lead to 7-2.
Freshman goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone finished with six saves in 37 minutes of action. Senior Adrienne Ostroff came on and recorded two saves.
UNC goalkeeper Sassi Ammer played the first half. Powers came on for the second stanza and finished with one save.
The Cavaliers play at William and Mary at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Williamsburg, Va.