CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia field hockey team (3-1, 0-0 ACC) closed out its weekend homestand with a 3-2 overtime victory against James Madison (2-2) on Sunday (Sept. 4) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
James Madison held a 2-1 lead with two minutes left in regulation. Sophomore Noa Boterman scored the game-tying goal with 1:33 remaining to force overtime. Senior Laura Janssen scored the game-winner 5:32 into the extra period.
The Dukes struck early with Emily Harrison scoring four minutes into the game. The Cavaliers countered two-and-a-half minutes later when sophomore Taryn Tkachuk took a hard shot at goal. Her attempt was saved, but the JMU goalkeeper could not clear the ball. Junior Lilly Hengerer got possession and tapped it in to score the goal.
JMU retook the lead in the second quarter when Eveline Zwager corralled a rebound off UVA’s goalie’s pads and put it into the net.
James Madison’s 2-1 lead would carry through the third period and into the fourth. With under five minutes left in the game, Virginia head coach Michele Madison pulled the goalie to ignite her attack. The team responded with junior Anneloes Knol dribbling into the circle and finding Boterman at the top. Botterman immediately fired off a shot, sending the ball through the legs of the goalkeeper to tie the game.
In the extra period, senior Adele Iacobucci set up the game-winner, firing a perfect pass to Janssen whose on-target strike gave Virginia the victory.
- Virginia held a 14-8 edge in shots
- Virginia took seven shots in the first quarter
- Four of Brandelynn Heinbaug’s saves came in the first quarter. The fifth was in the overtime period
- Virginia goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy made two saves
- Laura Janssen’s goal was her team-leading fourth of the season
- Noa Boterman scored UVA’s lone goal against Temple and the game-tying goal today, giving her a pair of goals for the weekend
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“I was really impressed with how the team was able to get their game back in the fourth quarter. After we pulled the goalie, they caught on fire and started playing our game. In overtime, they had their skills back and kept possession and found a way to put the ball in the goal. Credit to JMU for being very disruptive. We won the first quarter but lost our game in the second and third.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia is on the road next week, playing a lone game on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 12 p.m. ET at No. 1 Northwestern
- Virginia will next be at home on Sunday, Sept. 18 when it hosts Saint Joseph’s at 2 p.m. on a game that will be televised on the ACC Network