SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The No. 16 Virginia field hockey team (9-6, 3-2 ACC) picked up a 2-1 road win at No. 6 Syracuse (11-3, 4-1 ACC) on Friday, Oct. 22 at J.S. Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y.
The victory snapped a nine-game win streak by the Orange. Danielle Husar and Noa Boterman scored the goals for the Cavaliers.
HOW IT HAPPENED
A scoreless first half looked to spill over into the fourth quarter until Husar took a pass from Adele Iacobucci and knocked it into a wide-open corner of the goal with 19.5 seconds left in the third quarter.
Noa Boterman doubled the Cavaliers’ advantage by scoring on a penalty corner with 6:34 remaining in the fourth.
Syracuse pulled their goalie with 5:29 remaining to give them an extra person on the attack. The gamble paid off with the added pressure creating a penalty stroke opportunity. Laura Graziosi converted the stroke to make it a 2-1 game with 4:37 remaining.
Syracuse continued with its extra attacker and empty net, but UVA withstood the pressure, keeping the Orange from taking another shot the remainder of the game.
- Syracuse held a 15-8 advantage in shots
- This was Virginia’s eighth-straight win in the series against Syracuse
- Danielle Husar’s goal was her first of the year
- Noa Boterman’s goal was her fourth of the season
- Greer Gill and Rachel Robinson were credited with assists on Boterman’s goal
- This was Syracuse’s first loss since Sept. 10 and its first conference loss of the season
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“What an incredible win on Syracuse’s turf against a very good, very dangerous, always-attacking Syracuse team. Our defense really wanted it today. They put the pressure on. They kept the pressure on all over the field. And so we were able to map the ball into the goal.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia closes out the regular season at home, hosting Drexel (5-11, 2-2 CAA) on Sunday, Oct. 24 at noon and No. 10 North Carolina on Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.
Highlights from the 2-1 road win at Syracuse