#6 UVA field hockey loses at #8 Penn State, 3-0

uva-logo-new2The No. 6 UVA field hockey team (1-1) fell 3-0 to No. 8 penn state (2-0) on Sunday, Aug. 31 in University Park, Pennsylvania.

penn state scored off a penalty corner in the first five minutes of the game, adding a second goal five minutes later to take an early 2-0 lead. The Nittany Lions added a third goal five minutes into the second half, scoring off another penalty corner.

“The early goal put us on our heels,” said Virginia head coach Michele Madison. “We need to learn how to play from behind. I was proud of our effort. We stayed in it and were fighting hard, probably too hard. We need to take some lessons from this game and get ready for [Thursday’s game against] Iowa.”

Both teams took 11 shots, with Virginia holding an 8-3 advantage in the second half. Sophomore midfielder Lucy Hyams (Whitstable, England) took seven shots, four on goal.

Penn State’s Kylie Licata made six saves, handing UVa its first shut out loss since the 2011 season. Senior Jenny Johnstone (Paisley, Scotland), played the first half in goal, making three saves while allowing two goals. Redshirt sophomore Rebecca Holden (Fishing Creek, N.J.) played the second half, making two saves and allowing one goal. Senior Maddie DeCerbo (Surf City, N.J.) and freshman Becca Zamojcin (Phoenixville, Pa.) each logged a defensive save.

The Cavaliers will play their third-straight road contest on Thursday, Sept. 4 when they face No. 20 Iowa in Iowa City, before returning to Charlottesville for their Sunday, Sept. 7 home opener against No. 7 Princeton at 11:30 a.m. The Princeton game is one of four contests during the regular season that will be streamed online as part of the Cavaliers Live subscription package through VirginiaSports.com.


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news