No. 6 Cavaliers stay unbeaten at home with 2-1 win over Miami-Ohio

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Cato Geusgens (Photo: UVA Athletics)

The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team picked up a 2-1 victory against Miami University on Sunday at Turf Field. Virginia is now 7-0 in home games this season and has won its last six overall contests.


Virginia (9-3) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Sophomore Taryn Tkachuk fired off a pass to junior Anneloes Knol who scooped up the ball and knocked it into the goal 10:35 into the game.

Freshman Daniela Mendez-Trendler added an insurance goal 10:30 into the second half, weaving her way through the defense and through the circle before firing off an on-target shot. It was Mendez-Trendler’s fifth goal in the last four games.

The RedHawks (7-6) got on the board midway through the fourth quarter when Katherine Groff scored on a shot from the far corner of the goal.


  • Shots were even at 12 apiece, but Miami held a 9-2 edge in penalty corners with seven coming in the third quarter
  • Neither team converted a penalty corner in the game
  • Miami’s goalkeeper Isabelle Perese made seven saves
  • Jet Trimborn made three saves. She improved to 6-0 this season
  • Daniela Mendez-Trendler’s goal was her seventh of the season. She is now tied for the team lead in points with 17
  • Anneloes Knol’s goal was her first of the year 


“Miami always presents a very different style of hockey. It’s very effective for them. They have quick passes and are able to find the spaces fast. They did that today and created some havoc for us.”


Virginia hosts No. 14 Wake Forest on Friday at 5 p.m. at Turf Field.