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NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia field hockey team  (1-0, 0-0 ACC) opened the season with a 3-0 victory at Old Dominion (0-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) on Friday (August 30) in Norfolk, Va.
Junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) scored two of UVA goals. Senior midfielder Erin Shanahan (Pasadena, Md.) contributed the third. Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) saved the only shot she faced.
After not taking a shot in the first quarter, the Cavaliers made three attempts in the second, with Gallen hitting paydirt by deflecting in a shot on a pass from junior Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) after a penalty corner. Gallen scored the Cavaliers second goal in the fourth quarter, deflecting in a shot from the stick of sophomore midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.). Shanahan added a third goal with ten minutes remaining in the game, bouncing a shot through the circle that rolled past the goalkeeper and into the cage.
“For a first game, there were some things that were really good and some things that we can build on. It was a total team effort. We needed everybody to take on a team as good as Old Dominion. The team stuck with it, that is what I am most proud of. They stuck with it, stayed patient, and they chunked it out bit by bit. They did the little things well that they needed to do to win today.


  • Virginia took five shots, all of which were on goal
  • Virginia had one penalty corner, and converted the opportunity into a goal
  • Old Dominion took one shot in the second quarter and one shot in the fourth


  • The Cavaliers host No. 9 Penn State on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 12 p.m. for their home opener
  • Penn State holds an 18-8 advantage in the all-time series. UVA has lost the last three meetings
  • This is the 11th time in the last 12 seasons that UVA and Penn State have played another on the opening weekend of the season. Penn State is 7-3 in the previous games
  • The game will stream live as an ACCNX contest, which streams live on the ESPN app and is available through participating TV providers that carry ACCN
  • Admission is free for all regular-season home games