Field Hockey: No. 5 Maryland outlasts No. 6 Hoos, 2-1

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team suffered a 2-1 loss against No. 5 Maryland on Monday at Turf Field in Charlottesville.

Maryland (7-2) 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.


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 (5-3, 0-1 ACC) 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 made three saves
  • Maryland’s starting goalkeeper Alyssa Klebasko had seven saves
  • Boterman’s goal was her third of the year


“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.”


Virginia returns to conference play on Friday at No. 6 Syracuse. The Cavaliers and Orange play at 2 p.m. in a game that will stream on ACCNX.