NEWTON, Mass. – The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team (16-4, 4-2) lost, 1-0, in overtime to No. 9 Boston College (13-6, 4-2) on Friday (Nov. 8) in the ACC semifinals at the Eagles’ Newton Field Hockey Complex.
Virginia, playing as the third seed in the tournament, held an 11-9 edge in shots against the second-seeded Boston College. Seven of the Cavaliers shots were on frame compared to two on goal from Boston College.
How It Happened
After trailing in shots 2-1 in the first quarter, the Cavaliers stepped up pressure in the second quarter firing six shots while limiting the Eagles to just one. The defensive battled continued into the second half with Boston College concluding regulations with a 5-3 shot advantage in the half.
Boston College found back of the net in overtime at the 4:29 mark as Fusine Govaert lifted a shot from the left side of the cage, through traffic, into the upper right corner of the net.
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“It was another ACC thriller, overtime game. I could not ask more of the team. I thought we possessed the ball well through the midfield and backfield. Lauren (Hausheer) also played well. We had several opportunities in the circle today, but we did not find the back of the net. We will work on that.”
• The Cavaliers held the advantage in shots, 11-9, and shots on goal, 7-2
• Virginia is 2-2 in games that have gone into overtime with the team’s only other loss occurring in a shootout with Maryland during the regular season
• It is only the third time this season Virginia has been shutout
• Govaert was unassisted on her goal for Boston College
• Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) had one save
• The Eagles’ keeper Sarah Dwyer recorded seven saves in the match
• Senior Anzel Viljoen (Matamata, New Zealand) and sophomore Peyton Tollaksen (Chesapeake, Va.) led the team with a pair of shots as both athletes recorded one shot on frame
• The NCAA Selection show will stream on the NCAA.com on Sunday (Nov. 10) at 10 p.m.
• An at-large NCAA bid will mark the program’s 24th appearance at the NCAA Championships and the 12th for the team under head coach Michele Madison