WASHINGTON – Haley Hopkins delivered the lone score on the afternoon, but it was enough for victory as No. 8 Virginia (3-0-0) defeated No. 11 Georgetown (1-1-1) by a score of 1-0 at Shaw Field on Thursday (Aug. 25).
54’ – UVA: Haley Hopkins (Maggie Cagle)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia struck in the 54th minute to break the stalemate when Maggie Cagle found Haley Hopkins inside the six for the score. Cagle looked for an opportunity to attack on the right wing, but was turned away. When she got the ball back, she drove to the end line and cut in to play the ball to Hopkins for the redirected goal at point-blank range.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• Maggie Cagle added her fourth assist through three games this season with her second-half connection.
• Cagle has delivered an assist on each game-winning goal this season.
• Virginia leads the series 3-2-0 with Georgetown following the win and picked up its first win at Shaw Field.
• The win by the Cavaliers marks the first time the road team has won a contest in the five games played.
• Cayla White picked up her third solo shutout of her career with the victory over the Hoyas.
• It’s the second-straight shutout for the Hoos this season after UVA downed Loyola Maryland 6-0 last Sunday.
• Defender Laney Rouse saw action for the first time this season after missing the first two games because of duty with the U.S. U-20 Youth National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“We got the game we expected. Georgetown is very organized team, is competitive and very good in transition. We knew we would have to play well to win. We did enough good things, especially when we had the ball, to neutralize some of their strengths. We showed good signs of progress. To come up here and get a win is something we can build on.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns to action at home on Sunday (Aug. 28) when the Cavaliers host Fairleigh Dickinson in a 2 p.m. contest at Klöckner Stadium.