CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team (5-3, 0-1 ACC) suffered a 2-1 loss against No. 5 Maryland (7-2, 0-0 Big Ten) on Monday (Sept. 18) at Turf Field in Charlottesville.
Maryland took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break and held that same advantage until Noa Boterman converted a penalty stroke with 20 seconds left in the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless first period, Maryland’s Margot Lawn scoring on a second-chance opportunity 3:02 into the second period. Maryland scored its second goal with seven seconds left in the first half with Hannah Boss sending a hard strike into the net.
Virginia held a 5-3 edge in shots in the second half but did not have a good look until a foul in the circle with 20 seconds left on the clock set up a penalty stroke with Boterman getting her shot past Maryland goalkeeper Paige Kieft to half the deficit.
- Virginia had a 14-11 edge in shots and 5-2 in corners
- Tyler Kennedy had three saves
- Maryland’s starting goalkeeper Alyssa Klebasko had seven saves
- Noa Boterman’s goal was her third of the year
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FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“I thought we played a decent hockey game. I thought it was pretty evenly matched in terms of opportunities. We just didn’t put it away.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia returns to conference play on Friday at No. 6 Syracuse (6-1, 0-1 ACC). The Cavaliers and Orange play at 2 p.m. in a game that will stream on ACCNX