CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia field hockey team (6-10, 1-3 ACC) defeated No. 11 Boston College (5-5, 1-4 ACC) by a 1-0 score on Friday (April 2) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
Junior midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) scored the lone goal of the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The game was a battle of the midfield, especially in the first quarter when Virginia took the lone shot by either team. The score was tied 0-0 at halftime with the two teams combining for six shots, two of which were on goal.
McDonough broke the deadlock 3:25 into the second half, firing off a shot from the right side that sailed into the corner of the net. The Eagles only took one shot in the second half as the Cavalier defense picked up its third shutout of the season.
- Virginia held an 8-4 edge in shots, outshooting BC 5-1 in the second half
- There were only three penalty corners in the game, with UVA being awarded two and BC one
- Junior goalkeeper Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.) had one save. It came in the second quarter
- BC goalkeeper Jonna Kennedy made three saves
- Annie McDonough’s goal was her third of the season, and her third in the last four games
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“We talk about elite professionalism. Today we were that. Flawless performances from [backs] Amber Ezechiels and Cato Geusgens. We were able to threaten inside today with Meghan Hengerer and Adele Iacobucci and it made a big difference playing through the engine room. Defensively, the team was connected against a disciplined BC team and were able to create attack from the turnovers. We have no choice but to grow competing in back-to-back-to-back-to-back ACC games. And that’s what makes the ACC dominant.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia closes out the home portion of its schedule by hosting No. 1 North Carolina on Friday, April 9 at 4 p.m. at Turf Field
Watch Annie McDonough's game-winner