CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team (9-4, 3-2 ACC) suffered a 1-0 loss against No. 12 Wake Forest (11-3, 3-1 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 14) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
Wake Forest scored the lone goal of the game with 5:03 remaining in regulation to snap UVA’s six-game win streak and hand the Cavaliers their first home loss of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Demon Deacons had a prime scoring opportunity in the final four minutes of the third quarter when they were awarded a penalty stroke, but the attempt by Sky Caron was saved by freshman goalkeeper Jet Trimborn.
Wake Forest broke the 0-0 deadlock with 5:03 remaining in the game when they scored off their third penalty corner of the game, with Abby Carpenter tapping in a shot from the far left side of the cage.
Virginia pulled its goalkeeper after Wake’s score and ended up with a two-player advantage after a Wake Forest player was given a five-minute yellow card with 3:32 remaining in regulation, but Wake’s defense held the Cavaliers shotless down the stretch.
- Each team took nine shots
- Virginia held a 4-3 edge in corners
- Jet Trimborn made one save while Wake Forest’s Ellie Todd logged two saves
- This was Trimborn’s first loss. She is now 6-1
- All four of Virginia’s losses this season have been by one goal
- This was the first time Virginia was shut out this season
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“It was a battle to the very end. Both teams were in it to win it. Spectacular defense from UVA and we definitely had chances to win it, but you have to put it in the back of the goal.”
ON THE HORIZON
- The Cavaliers have Sunday off, playing instead on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at No. 16 Liberty at 4 p.m.
- Virginia travels to play at No. 1 North Carolina on Friday, Oct. 21
- UVA closes out the home slate a week from Sunday (Oct. 23) by hosting Kent State for its Senior Day game