Sept. 28, 2005
The University of Virginia field hockey team held Longwood to no corners and one shot in the first half while building a 2-0 lead en route to a 3-1 victory over the in-state Lancers. Both first-half goals were scored by Katie Phillips, including one on a penalty flick, the first of 2005 for the Cavaliers (6-4). The Cavaliers, who were ranked #20 in the womensfieldhockey.com poll this week, outshot the Lancers (2-7) 20-5 in the game and had 10 corners to Longwood's three.
The Cavaliers attacked early, drawing a pair of early corners. Virginia got on the board as Sarah Miller and Biffy Cornelison worked a combination up the right side of the pitch before Cornelison laid the ball upfield to Lindsay O'Bannon. O'Bannon attacked the circle and a Virginia shot was blocked on the goal line by the body of a Longwood defender. Phillips buried the stroke, Virginia's first of the year, to give the Hoos a 1-0 lead at 12:05.
Virginia doubled its lead in the 32nd minute as Erin Hayes intercepted a pass and laid the ball upfield to Phillips, who dribbled the ball to the top of the circle, pulled to the right of the defender and fired off a shot that found the back of the boards, putting UVa up 2-0 at 31:24.
The Cavaliers controlled action early in the second half, and in the 42nd minute, Mia Link took a pass to the top of the circle, dribbled by a defender, and laid the ball to the top of the circle. Hayes shot through and swept the ball to the nets, putting Virginia up 3-0 at 41:14.
The Lancers avoided the shutout when Sarah Hitchings scored on a scramble at 67:31.
This afternoon's game marked the return of Link and Katherine Blair to the Virginia side after taking 7th place in the world at the Junior World Cup while playing for the USA national team.
Phillips, who was ranked eighth in the nation in total goals this year at the beginning of the week, now has 34 career goals at UVa, which ranks her 11th all-time. Her 23 points in 2005 ranks her seventh nationally.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday as they travel to College Park to take on the #2 Terrapins. Game time is 1:00 on Oct 1.
Linescore 1 2 F (records)
Longwood 0 1 1 (2-7)
Virginia 2 1 3 (6-4)
12:05 VA ps Phillips 1-0
31:14 VA fg Phillips 2-0
41:14 VA fg Hayes (Link) 3-0
67:31 LU fg Hitchings 3-1
Keepers: VA: Amy Desjadon (35 mins, 1 save, 0 GA); Blair (35 mins, 2 saves, 1 GA)
LU: Avanell Schmitz (70 mins, 10 saves, 3 GA)
Shots: VA 20, LU 5
Short corners: VA 10, LU 3
Strokes: VA 1-1 (Phillips)