No. 9 Virginia field hockey takes down No. 13 Saint Joseph’s – The Cavalier Daily

No. 9 Virginia field hockey hosted No. 13 Saint Joseph’s Sunday in Charlottesville. Facing the Hawks (4-3, 1-0 A10) for the primary time since 2012, the Cavaliers (4-3, 0-1 ACC) performed a disappointing first part, however had been in a position to rally and rating 3 targets in the second one part for an exhilarating 3-2 comeback win.

Saint Joseph’s ruled ownership all over the primary part, tallying two photographs and incomes a penalty nook inside the first 10  mins of the sport. The preliminary shot used to be taken through senior defender Freke Van Tilburg and stored through Virginia’s freshman goalkeeper Jet Trimborn, however a 2d probability shot through junior midfielder Celeste Smits discovered the again of the cage, placing the Hawks at the scoreboard first.

Freshman midfielder Lauren Kenah used to be in a position to tally one shot within the first quarter for the Cavaliers, however differently, they performed a closely defensive recreation.

The 2d duration used to be in large part a fight for ownership within the midfield, with little motion in both workforce’s circle. Both groups had been granted a participant-up alternative with inexperienced playing cards issued to Saint Joseph’s freshman ahead Noa Schuringa and Virginia’s freshman midfielder Madison Orsi, however neither capitalized at the alternative. The most effective shot tallied used to be through sophomore defender Emily Field within the remaining minute of the sport, but it surely sailed extensive, leaving the Cavaliers down a purpose heading into halftime.

Within the primary 5 mins of the 3rd quarter, Saint Joseph’s prolonged their result in two targets. (*13*) scholar ahead Hailey Bitters tipped the ball from the again submit off of the preliminary shot through Van Tilburg. This 2d purpose for the Hawks perceived to get up Virginia’s offense, which tallied 8 photographs within the 3rd duration, greater than each groups within the first part mixed.

The Cavaliers earned 3 consecutive corners however had been not able to seek out the again of the purpose till a fourth, compelled through senior midfielder Adele (*9*), put Virginia at the scoreboard. The Saint Joseph’s protection blocked a shot through senior defender Cato Geusgens at the strive, however freshman midfielder Daniela Mendez-Trendler managed the rebound and flicked a handy guide a rough opposite shot for her 2d purpose of the season.

A 5th and ultimate nook within the 3rd duration for the Cavaliers appeared innocuous when Virginia in brief misplaced keep an eye on of the ball off of its insertion, however the ball used to be in a position to seek out sophomore midfielder Noa Boterman open within the circle. Her shot used to be stored through senior goalkeeper Robin Bleekemolen, however sophomore ahead Taryn Tkachuk recovered the rebound and despatched the ball to senior ahead Laura Janssen for a fast deflection into the purpose and the equalizer for the Cavaliers.

The offensive momentum continued for Virginia into the fourth quarter, and the Cavaliers earned any other penalty nook 3:29 into the duration. The shot through sophomore defender Jans Croon used to be tipped through (*9*) in entrance of the purpose, and sailed over Bleekemolen to seek out the again of the online. 

This recreation-profitable purpose used to be the 3rd Virginia rating from a nook. Each purpose used to be scored and assisted through a unique participant, characterizing the comeback win as a workforce effort through the Cavaliers.

The Hawks tried to tie the sport, pulling their goalie with 5:08 left within the recreation, however the additional field participant used to be no longer sufficient and Virginia stored its lead for the win.

“In the second half, we attacked the outsides of the field where the space was,” stated Coach Madison. “Emily Field really started us off with an overlapping run into the circle that just gave the team a lot of energy to get a corner from that and a goal. Then they just fed off each other and got the energy going.” 

The Cavaliers will resume ACC play subsequent week as they host No. 10 Syracuse Friday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.

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