CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team (11-5) picked up a 3-0 shutout victory against Kent State (7-8) on Sunday (Oct. 23) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.

The Cavaliers notched their fifth shutout victory of the year in their final regular-season home game.


Grad student Annie McDonough, one of the seven student-athletes honored after the game in the Senior Day recognitions, started her final game on the Blue Turf by scoring her first goal of the season 2:38 into the game. She took a pass from fellow senior Laura Janssen and shot it into the upper corner of the net. Freshman Daniela Mendez-Trendler made it a 2-0 advantage seven minutes into the game, converting a pass from another senior, Cato Geusgens, into a goal after a penalty corner. Janssen added a goal of her own three minutes into the second quarter to give Virginia a 3-0 lead.

The Golden Flashes took two of their three shots in the third quarter, but Virginia dominated possession throughout the contest.


  • Virginia held a 21-3 edge in shots
  • Jet Trimborn made one save for Virginia. Kent State had nine saves including a defensive save
  • Laura Janssen’s goal was her team-leading 10th of the season
  • In addition to Annie McDonough, Adele Iacobucci, Cato Geusgens and Laura Janssen, grad student Lindsay Dickinson and seniors Danielle Husar and Abbigail Starnes were honored in the Senior Day ceremony


Coming soon


  • UVA closes out the regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with a 4 p.m. game at No. 2 Maryland
  • The ACC Championship will take place Nov. 1-4 in Durham, N.C. Seeding for the championship will be released next weekend

Highlights vs Kent State