Laura Janssen scored the game-winner and Cato Geusgens scored twice as the Cavaliers ended the regular season with a 3-1 win at Wake Forest

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team (15-3, 4-2 ACC) closed out the regular season with a 3-1 victory at No. 20 Wake Forest (8-10, 0-6 ACC) on Friday (Nov. 1) in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Freshmen Lauren Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) and Cato Geusgens (Wasenaar, Netherlands) scored the Cavaliers’ goals.
The Cavaliers took advantage of a green card being issued to a Wake Forest player late in the first quarter with Janssen taking a shot off a pass from junior Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.). The ball hit off the goalie’s pads and went into the net to give UVA a 1-0 lead with1:13 remaining in the quarter. Geusgens made it a 2-0 advantage after scoring on a penalty corner 5:47 into the second period. Wake Forest cut the deficit in half when Laia Vancells had a shot knock off the post and go into the cage 7:50 into the third period. Geusgens scored off another penalty corner 2:44 into the fourth quarter to give Virginia a 3-1 lead. Virginia’s limited Wake Forest to just three shots in the game, all of which came in the third period.

“This was a great game to end the regular season. The team came to play! We were able to move the ball really well and create some attacking opportunities. Our defense played really well together today. They were gritty and did a great job of shutting down the Wake attack.”


  • The goal was Janssen’s seventh of the season and her second this week
  • Janssen’s game-winning goal was her fourth of the season and her second this week
  • Geusgen’s goals were her sixth and seventh of the season. This was her second multi-goal game of the year
  • Senior Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealand), junior Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) and sophomores Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) and Greer Gill (Virginia Beach, Va.) had the assists
  • Wake Forest did not take a shot in the first half. All three of its shots came in the third quarter
  • Wake Forest only took three shots, scoring on their only shot-on-goal. Virginia took nine shots
  • Virginia scored on two of its four penalty corners
  • Virginia has won seven-straight games heading into the ACC Championship


  • The seedings and match-ups for the 2019 ACC Field Hockey Championship will be announced on Saturday evening
  • Boston College is hosting the 2019 ACC Field Hockey Championship. First-round games will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 with the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 8 and the championship match on Sunday, Nov. 10
  • The games will air on the ACC Network and stream live online on ACCNX