CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team (7-2, 1-1 ACC) suffered a 5-0 loss to No. 1 North Carolina (8-0, 2-0 ACC) on Friday (Sept. 27) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless first quarter, North Carolina scored three goals in a four-minute span in the third quarter to take a 3-0 lead into halftime. The Tar Heels added a pair of insurance goals in the fourth period to improve to 8-0 on the season.
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“This was definitely a disappointing result. When you look at the shots and the corners, our corners weren’t on. Usually they are on. We just couldn’t break the ice. North Carolina is a very skilled team. You can’t give them an inch, because if you do, they will take a yard. We played a good first quarter, we just needed to put four of those together. The story was in both circles. They were efficient in putting it away and we didn’t.”
- Virginia took the first five shots of the game
- Virginia held a 9-4 edge in penalty corners
- North Carolina’s Amanda Hendry made a season-high six saves in the game
- North Carolina’s Erin Matson scored her 11th goal of the season. She also had two assists
- Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) made four saves
- North Carolina finished with a 16-15 advantage in shots
- Junior midfielder Rachel Robinson (Mount Joy, Pa.) led the Cavaliers with four shots, two on goal
- The Cavaliers play three games this week including today’s contest
- Virginia closes out the week by traveling to take on Longwood on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 12 p.m. (please note this new game time)