CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team (5-1, 0-0 ACC) closed out the weekend with a 1-0 victory against No. 14 Harvard (2-2, 0-0 Ivy) on Sunday (Sept. 10) at Turf Field in Charlottesville.

Laura Janssen scored the lone goal of the game.


The first quarter was a battle in the midfield with Harvard taking the only shot. Both teams had opportunities in the second period with a combined five penalty corners and seven shots, but the score was tied 0-0 at the break.

Janssen broke the deadlock in the third quarter, redirecting a shot off a corner by Jans Croon to put the Cavaliers on the scoreboard.

Harvard had a pair of corners in the fourth quarter, but the UVA defense held. The Crimson pulled their goalkeeper with 3:20 remaining in the game to add an extra attacker but could not manage to get in the attack circle.


  • Harvard held a 10-6 edge in shots and 6-5 in corners
  • Laura Janssen’s goal was her second of the season
  • Jans Croon’s assist was her first of the season
  • Tyler Kennedy made four saves for the Cavaliers. This was her second shutout of the season
  • Harvard’s Tessa Shahbo had one save
  • This was Virginia’s first of five straight games against ranked opponents. Eight of UVA’s first 10 games are against ranked opponents


“It was a very competitive game. Both teams fought hard. Every minute of that game was spent trying to produce some attacking opportunities. Both teams’ denial defense was just spot on. We were fortunate to execute one of our corners.”


  • Virginia continues its homestand by hosting No. 16 Boston College on Friday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. in both team’s ACC opener

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