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No. 11 UVA picks up 2-1 road win at No. 24 Ohio State

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Virginia field hockeyThe No. 11 Virginia field hockey team (5-2, 0-1 ACC) picked up a 2-1 road victory at No. 24 Ohio State (6-2, 1-0 Big Ten) on Sunday at Buckeye Field in Columbus, Ohio.

Makayla Gallen and Taryn Tkachuk scored the Cavaliers’ goals. Freshman goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy made six saves.

The Cavaliers dominated the first half on offense, taking all eight shots of the period, but the Buckeyes found their chances in the second half, firing off 14 attempts, with nine penalty corners in the same span. The Cavalier defense held on to a shutout until the final 2:06 of the game when Katie Pyle picked up a rebound off an initial save and found the back of the net.

Gallen gave the Cavaliers their first notch in the scoring column five minutes into the second period when she deflected in an initial shot from Cato Geusgens off a penalty corner. Tkachuk added a goal five minutes into the fourth quarter, tossing a shot into the corner of the net after picking up a pass from Laura Janssen.

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