CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 16 Virginia field hockey team (8-6) defeated William & Mary (3-10) by a score of 5-1 on Wednesday (Oct. 20) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.

Annie McDonough scored two of Virginia’s five goals. Sophomore Esha Shah scored the first goal of her collegiate career.


Virginia came out firing, scoring two goals in the first six minutes of play. Senior Greer Gill scored her first goal of the season when Adele Iacobucci found her wide open on the left side of the net 4:16 into the game. Just over a minute later, Amber Ezechiels scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year, converting a penalty corner 5:27 into the game. Shah made it a 3-0 advantage when she took off on a breakaway and converted her one-on-one with the goalie opportunity midway through the second quarter. The Tribe scored their lone goal off a penalty corner with just under three minutes remaining in the first half.

McDonough scored the first of her two goals 3:28 into the second half, knocking in a pass from Gill from the left corner of the net. McDonough added her second goal in the fourth quarter, tapping in a pass from Ezechiels after a penalty corner.


  • Virginia held a 17-6 advantage in shots including taking eight in the fourth quarter
  • This was the second time this season UVA scored five goals against William & Mary after winning the first meeting last month 5-0
  • McDonough’s goals were her third and fourth of the season
  • Ezechiels leads the team with 16 points; McDonough now has 12
  • Shah scored her goal on just her second shot of the season
  • Kimi Jones made three saves for William and Mary, playing the first half. Maddie George made two, playing the second half
  • Tyler Kennedy got the start for UVA in goal, and the win, playing the first half. Lauren Hausheer played the second half


“They showed up and took care of business. Today was a total team effort.”


  • Virginia travels to play at No. 6 Syracuse (11-2, 4-0 ACC) on Friday at 4 p.m. before closing out the weekend by hosting Drexel (5-11, 2-2 CAA) on Sunday at noon


Highlights from UVA's 5-1 victory against William & Mary