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Field Hockey: Virginia falls 2-1 against Maryland in the NCAA Sweet 16

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The Virginia field hockey team (12-9) had its season come to an end with a 2-1 loss against Maryland (14-6) in the Round of 16 of the 2021 NCAA Field Hockey Championship.

Maryland got on the board 1:42 into the second quarter when Mayv Clune deflected a long pass from Bibi Donraadt into the upper corner of the net to give the Terrapins a 1-0 lead, and advantage they took into the halftime break. Maryland added a second goal off another deflection midway through the third quarter to go up 2-0.

Virginia halved the deficit with 2:51 remaining in the game. Senior back Amber Ezechiels took a hard shot from the top of the circle on a penalty corner, connecting with the stick of junior midfielder Adele Iacobucci that sent it up into the net to make it a 2-1 game. UVA pulled its goalkeeper after the score, giving them an extra attacker, but the Terps defense held on for the 2-1 victory.

Maryland advances to play Syracuse on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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