Sept. 6, 2004
On Labor Day, the Virginia field hockey team worked relentlessly as they took 35 shots and drew 20 short corners in the game, capitalizing on the final corner of the contest to defeat the Miami University RedHawks 3-2 in extra time today in Charlottesville. After a scoreless first half, the Cavaliers had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the second half, but a Miami goal off a short corner at the end of the second half sent the game into the extra sessions. Virginia, which outshot the RedHawks 35-6, including 5-0 in extra time, notched the game-winner as Katie Jo Gerfen hit a direct shot off assists from Erin Hayes and Sarah Miller to the right side boards in the 89th minute.
In the first half of the game, the Cavaliers took 15 shots and had eight corners, but Miami's Kerri Orr made 11 saves to keep the `Hoos at bay. Miami managed only three shots in the opening 35 minutes, but one of them got past starter Logan Carr and was stopped on the line by Dana Anderson. The teams went into halftime tied 0-0.
In the second half, the two sides erupted for three goals in a span of five minutes. A Virginia short corner direct shot was tipped into the air, and a Miami defender batted the ball out of the air with her stick over her head. Katie Phillips took the stroke for the Cavaliers, and she scored at 41:44 to give Virginia then 1-0 lead.
Miami answered four minutes later as they scored on their second corner of the game. An option left from Keri von Kalinowski was sent to the stroke mark by Danielle Perrecone, and Meredith Lee tipped in the shot to tie the game at 45:35.
On the ensuing Virginia possession, Megan Ponessa sent a through ball up the field for Mia Link, who laid it off for Abby Taylor. Taylor caught up to the ball on the endline, and crossed the ball to Phillips in the circle. The ball was batted out to the top of the circle, where Allison Flynn collected it and shot it to the nets to put Virginia back on top 2-1 at 46:50.
The Cavaliers held the lead until the final seconds when Miami brought the ball upfield and drew a corner as time ticked down. The option left from von Kalinowski went to Perrecone, who sent the ball to the far side of the cage to tie the game at 70:00.
In the first sudden victory extra period, the Cavaliers outshot the RedHawks 2-0 but were unable to find the back of the net. In the second 15-minute session, Link ran onto a ball on the left side of the pitch and took it into the circle, where she was fouled on her approach, giving the Cavaliers their twentieth corner of the game and the first in extra time. Hayes inserted the ball to Miller, who stopped it for Gerfen. Gerfen sent it to the boards, ending the game at 88:35.
The Cavaliers will next travel to Waltham, Mass. to take on the Boston College Eagles and the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The games will take place at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass, with Virginia and BC squaring off at 7:00 on Friday, Sept. 10.
Linescore 1 2 et1 et2 F (records)
Miami 0 2 0 0 2 (2-2)
Virginia 0 2 0 1 3 (3-1)
41:44 VA ps Phillips 1-0
45:35 MU pc Lee (Perrecone) 1-1
46:50 VA fg Flynn 2-1
70:00 MU pc Perrecone (von Kalinowski) 2-2
88:35 VA pc Gerfen (Hayes, Miller) 3-2
Keepers: VA: Logan Carr (35 mins, 1 save, 0 GA); Katherine Blair (53:35 mins, 0 saves, 2 GA)
MU: Kerri Orr (88:35 mins, 21 saves, 3 GA)
Shots: VA 35, MU 6 Corners: VA 20; MU 3
Strokes: VA 1-1 Cards: VA: none, MU 2 (green, Moran; green, Lee)