CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – For the second-straight game, the No. 12 Virginia field hockey team (7-5, 2-2 ACC) suffered an overtime loss, this time falling 1-0 against No. 14 Boston College (8-3, 1-2 ACC) on Saturday (Oct. 9) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
Elizabeth Warner scored the Eagles’ game-winner 3:26 into overtime.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After Laura Janssen took the first shot of the game 1:27 into the contest, the rest of the first period was dominated by the Eagles’ offense, with the visitors taking five shots, including the last four of the period, but coming up empty. Neither team took a shot in the second quarter until the Cavaliers were awarded a penalty corner right before the halftime whistle. Makayla Gallen took a shot that was saved, but also earned UVA a second corner. Adele Iacobucci fired off a shot from the top of the circle on the second corner that was blocked and then cleared by BC to end the period.
Virginia came out of halftime fired up, taking six shots in the third quarter while not allowing the Eagles’ offense a single attempt. The game was still scoreless as it went into the fourth quarter. With under four minutes remaining in regulation, BC scored a goal that would have put the Eagles up 1-0, but the video review ruled that the pass across the crease to the open goal scorer was an illegal lift and the goal was waived off, reverting the score to 0-0.
Elizabeth Warner scored the overtime game-winner after Sarah Johnson sent her a cross-goal pass that she was able to slide in behind the goalie to end the game.
- Virginia held a 12-5 advantage in shots, but BC was 7-5 in shots on goal
- Tyler Kennedy tallied six saves for Virginia while Jonna Kennedy of BC had five
- Annie McDonough led UVA with three shots, two on goal
- This was UVA’s third-straight overtime game. UVA topped Duke last Friday 3-2 in double overtime but fell 2-1 against Maryland in OT on Thursday night
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“Both overtime losses were super hard to take. They were well-played games. It’s a game of inches and I think today was even just half an inch. It was on the white line, it just wasn’t over the line. If you have an opportunity to win in overtime, you have to put it away.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia plays a single game next weekend, a rematch against No. 17 Old Dominion on Sunday, Oct. 17 in Norfolk, Va.,
- The Cavaliers will be back at home on Wednesday, Oct. 20 hosting William & Mary