blue ridge bank

No. 13 Virginia wins 2-1 at No. 11 Syracuse

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

uva field hockeyThe No. 13 Virginia field hockey team closed out the 2020-21 season with a 2-1 victory at No. 11 Syracuse on Friday in Syracuse, N.Y.

Virginia (7-11, 4-7 ACC) never trailed in the game, with junior midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.) scoring the game-winner with 4:06 remaining in regulation.

Freshman midfielder Meghen Hengerer (Bedminster, N.J.) scored her first career goal while her twin sister striker Lilly Hengerer (Bedminster, N.J.) assisted on McDonough’s game-winner.

After neither team took a shot in the first period, Virginia scored on its first opportunity of the game. Meghen Hengerer inserted the ball during a penalty corner and then slid to the corner of the net to knock in a pass from junior back Amber Ezechiels (Niew-Vennep, Netherlands).

Virginia’s 1-0 advantage held until Syracuse (8-7, 4-5 ACC) scored four minutes into the second half on a goal from Hailey Bitters.

With time winding down in regulation, Lilly Hengerer found an open McDonough in front of the net. McDonough smashed a goal over the keeper and into the net to put the Cavaliers ahead.

Virginia only had two shots on goal in the game, scoring on both.

Support JerryRatcliffe.com

jr logo

Make a one-time or recurring gift to support JerryRatcliffe.com online below. Your gift is not tax-deductible. Thank you for your support of JerryRatcliffe.com and the "Jerry Ratcliffe Show" podcast!

© JerryRatcliffe.com | Charlottesville, VA 22911 | Site design by Augusta Free Press LLC

%d bloggers like this: