No. 6 Virginia Field Hockey Hosts No. 19 Old Dominion on Sunday
|No. 19 Old Dominion (8-6, 2-1 Big East) at No. 6 Virginia (12-4, 4-1 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Turf Field|
|Media||Live Streaming Video($) ||
|Additional Information||2014 Season Stats | Season Preview | 2014 Record Book (.pdf)|
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Oct. 18, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team (12-4, 4-1 ACC) plays its final regular-season home game of the year, hosting No. 19 Old Dominion (8-6, 2-1 Big East) at 1 p.m. at Turf Field. Admission is free for all of Virginia’s regular-season home field hockey games.
Live streaming video for the game will be available through the VirginiaSports.com website with a Cavaliers Live subscription.
Old Dominion picked up a 3-2 conference victory over No. 16 Temple on Friday afternoon in Norfolk. The Lady Monarchs came out of the gates strong, scoring their first goal just 3:54 into the match. Katy Fuhrman added an insurance goal at the 12:15 mark off an assist from Kelsey Smither. Fuhrman is tied for the team lead with seven goals, while Smither ranks second on the team with six assists. After the game was tied, 2-2 at halftime, Old Dominion took the lead for the second time in the match off a penalty corner at the 56:30 and held the Owls scoreless in the second period.
The Lady Monarchs hold a 33-15 edge in the all-time series that started in 1976. The Cavaliers are currently on a two-game winning streak over the Lady Monarchs with Old Dominion’s last win coming in 2011.
Virginia is coming off a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday night over Liberty in which sophomore midfielder Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) and freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) combined to score two goals in the final ten minutes of the game to send the contest into overtime. Vittese converted a game-winning penalty stroke 4:37 into the extra period to give the Cavaliers their 12th win of the season.
Virginia senior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone (Paisley, Scotland) finished with four saves while Liberty’s Mallory Cuccio made five stops. Vittese had two goals and an assist and Hyams scored one goal with one assist.
Johnstone will be one of five players honored postgame in the annual Senior Day ceremony along with senior midfielders Kelsey LeBlanc (Haverford, Pa.) and Jess Orrett (Wells, England), senior back Maddie DeCerbo (Surf City, N.J.) and junior Tollie Bell (Norfolk, Va.), who has decided to forgo her final season of eligibility.
Next weekend, Virginia will travel to Boston with another chance to secure the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament and the regular-season title when the Cavaliers face No. 17 Boston College (10-5, 2-3 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Newton, Mass. Virginia closes out the regular-season slate on Sunday, Oct. 26 with a noon game at Boston University (8-6).