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No. 12 Virginia falls in OT against No. 8 Maryland

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

The No. 12 Virginia field hockey team suffered a 2-1 overtime loss against No. 8 Maryland on Thursday at Turf Field. Hope Rose scored the game-winner for the Terrapins with 30 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Virginia (7-4) had the offensive advantage in the first half, outshooting Maryland 11-3, but the teams went into the break in a scoreless tie. UVA finally broke through in the fourth quarter with Laura Janssen deflecting in a shot from Cato Geusgens off a penalty corner with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Maryland (8-4) pulled its goalie right after the scoring, a choice that almost proved costly when UVA was given another penalty corner with five minutes left in the game. The Terps defended the corner and headed into the offensive end, earning their own corner. Tyler Kennedy saved the first attempt, but Maryland’s Kyler Greenwalt scored on a second-chance attempt. With the game tied, the Maryland goalie returned to the cage.

In the overtime period, Maryland had an opportunity four minutes into extra time when they earned a penalty corner. A UVA defender was whistled for leaving early, giving them one fewer person in the cage for the corner, but the Cavaliers withstood the threat.

With less than a minute left in regulation, Maryland was on the attack in the circle when Hope Rose found a loose ball in front of the goal and knocked it into the boards to end the game.

Box Score

NOTES

  • Maryland held an 11-5 edge in shots in the second half and 2-0 in the overtime period. Both teams ended up with 16 shots apiece
  • Maryland had a 7-6 advantage in penalty corners
  • Tyler Kennedy had eight saves, a season-high for UVA goalies
  • Laura Janssen’s goal was her second of the season
  • This was UVA’s second-straight overtime game after topping Duke last Friday 3-2 in double overtime

FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON

“It was everything I could hope for with the preparation and how tough they played and how they went after it. I thought we had some great defense. We just didn’t have any answer against the high speed dribble when they pulled the goalie. They had an overload there and we didn’t really adjust quickly enough to that situation. I think we won the battles but we definitely lost the war. I told them ‘nothing I can say can make you feel better, because it hurts when you put yourself out there and you really go for it, that’s it that’s how it’s supposed to feel when it doesn’t go your way.’ We hit two goalposts today, that is unbelievable. But it was there. We had chances. You’ve got to put them away.”

ON THE HORIZON

  • The Cavaliers close out the weekend by hosting No. 14 Boston College (7-3, 0-2 ACC) on Saturday at 1p.m.

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