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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (9-3) picked up a 3-2 overtime victory against No. 22 Old Dominion (6-4) on Sunday (Oct. 6) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
Sophomore midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) scored a goal, the game-winner 1:27 into overtime, as well as setting up UVA’s first goal. McDonough started the game by firing off a shot that was deflected into the goal by freshman striker Laura Janssen (Nimegen, Netherlands) in the first minute and a half of the contest to stake UVA to a 1-0 lead. Old Dominion tied things up by scoring off a corner with 2:17 remaining in the first half. The Monarchs took a 2-1 lead after scoring on their second penalty corner of the game midway through the third period. Senior back Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealand) tied the game a minute later, deflecting in a shot from freshman Cato Geusgens (Wassenaar, Netherlands) after a UVA penalty corner. Both teams began the overtime period down a player, having to play five-on-five after each team had someone receive a yellow card late in regulation. McDonough’s game-winner came after she took a pass from junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) and gave it a backhand flick into the corner of the net.
“This win feels amazing, especially how we did it. We were five-v-five, both teams a man down. In a couple of minutes, their yellow card was going to expire, so we knew we had to get it done fast. I like how our team handled the tackle on Cato, and then killed it in the counter-attack, with Annie finishing it off. We just moved Annie up in the lines today, playing her as one of the front-four attackers. It obviously worked because she got the first goal, too. After the big disappointment of the Boston College game, it was great to come out and get this win today. To play a good team like Old Dominion twice in a year is tough, but we make each other better.”


  • The first goal was scored 1:27 into the game and the game-winner was scored 1:27 into overtime
  • McDonough’s goal was her first of the season. Janssen’s goal was her third of the year and Viljoen’s goal was her fourth
  • Virginia held a 13-4 advantage in shots
  • Old Dominion scored off of both of its penalty corners. Virginia had four corners, scoring off one
  • Redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) made one save. Old Dominion’s Cam Macgillvray saved three shots
  • Old Dominion’s Alexandria Brewer had 2:42 remaining on her yellow card when overtime began. UVA’s Laura Janssen has 4:55 remaining
  • This was the second meeting of the season between the two schools. UVA won the season-opener on August 30th 3-0 at Old Dominion
  • This was the third time since 2015 that a game between the two teams has gone to overtime


  • The Cavaliers return to Atlantic Coast Conference action, playing at No. 6 Louisville on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
  • Virginia closes out the weekend by heading up to play Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m.
  • UVA’s next home game is Friday, Oct. 18 when it hosts No. 2 Duke at 4:30 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on the ACC Network