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OXFORD, Ohio – The No. 9 Virginia field hockey team (11-3, 2-2 ACC) closed out its weekend road trip with a 1-0 victory at Miami (7-7, 2-1 MAC) on Sunday (Oct. 13) in Oxford, Ohio.
Freshman back Cato Geusgens (Wassenaar, Netherlands) scored the only goal of the game 4:33 into the contest, converting a penalty corner by firing a shot from the top of the circle. Virginia had another prime scoring opportunity at the end of the third quarter after being awarded a penalty corner in the final second of play, but an attempt by Geusgens was wide of the mark.
The Cavalier defense did not allow the RedHawks to take a shot in the game
“It was a great defensive effort to hold Miami to zero shots. They followed the game plan, defensively to a tee. Attack, we were able to generate some attack, and some opportunities, but it is about finishing and putting it into the net.”


  • Cato Geusgen’s goal was her fourth of the season
  • Sophomore Greer Gill (Virginia Beach, Va.) and senior Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealand) assisted on the goal
  • Viljoen now leads the team with 15 points
  • Virginia held a 14-0 edge in shots, taking nine of those in the second half
  • Virginia had four penalty corners, Miami did not have any
  • Geusgens and sophomore striker Peyton Tollaksen (Chesapeake, Va.) led the team with three shots apiece
  • Miami’s freshman goalie Isabelle Perese made six saves


  • Virginia is back home next Friday, Oct. 18, hosting No. 4 Duke at 4:30 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on the ACC Network. It is one of two remaining regular-season home games for the Cavaliers
  • Virginia closes out the weekend by playing at Drexel on Sunday