CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (7-5, 1-3 ACC) suffered a 2-1 loss in overtime against No. 4 Duke (11-1, 4-0 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 6) at Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va. 


Mia Abello broke a scoreless tie 6:38 into the fourth quarter, scoring off a Virginia penalty corner. The Blue Devils pulled their goalkeeper with 3:45 remaining in the game. Duke made the most of their extra attacker, getting a penalty corner with 2:28 remaining. After the initial shot was blocked, Macy Szukics picked up the rebound, dribbled through the defense and scored the game-tying goal.

Virginia had opportunities early in the overtime period with back-to-back shots from Adele Iacobucci and Daniela Mendez-Trendeler, but could not get the ball into the cage. Two minutes later, a Blue Devil was issued a green card, taking them down to five field players for two minutes, but they were able to hold possession for most of the penalty and dribble out the time until they were back to full strength.

Charlie van Oirschot stole the ball off a Cavalier defender and dribbled into the circle for a clean shot at the goal to end the game 6:40 into extra time.


  • Both teams took 11 shots
  • Tyler Kennedy had six saves for the Cavaliers. Piper Hampsch had five for the Blue Devils
  • UVA had a 5-2 edge in penalty corners
  • Mia Abello’s goal was her fourth of the season
  • Lauren Kenah and Madison Orsi assisted on the goal


“It was a heck of a game. The team can’t ask themselves to play better. It was just an awesome top-10 field hockey game. We had our chances and some very near misses. It’s a game of inches and they got this one today.”


  • The Cavaliers return to the road to play at Wake Forest on Friday, Oct. 13