Sept. 29, 2004
The Virginia field hockey team (6-5) out-shot and out-cornered William & Mary tonight (Sep 29), but the Tribe outscored the Cavaliers 5-4 in the victory. Virginia surged to the early lead, going up 3-0 in the first 14 minutes behind three different goal scorers and outshot the Tribe 12-7 in the first half. William & Mary put together a 4-0 run spanning both halves to take a 4-3 lead, but Katie Phillips notched her second goal to tie the game with 9:21 to play before William & Mary scored the game-winner at 68:03.
Virginia's Abby Taylor corralled a loose ball in the circle and scored on Virginia's first shot of the game, which came at 4:44. Three minutes later Phillips intercepted a free hit and took the ball into the circle where she drew a short corner. On the play, her shot from the left was blocked by the Tribe post player's foot, and the Cavaliers were awarded a stroke. Phillips notched the stroke to give Virginia a 2-0 lead at 7:59. Six minutes later Taylor drew Virginia's third short corner of the game and after Phillips' shot was blocked out front, Biffy Cornelison was there to knock in the goal at 13:46. William & Mary got on the board 13 minutes later as Kelly Giles took the ball up the right side of the pitch and passed the ball to Ginny Sutton, who was streaking down the middle. Sutton scored at 26:10 to make the score 3-1 going into the break.
William & Mary drew a corner in the opening minutes of the second half, but it was not until the 49:19 mark of the game that they scored as Diana Esposito fired in a shot from the left side of the cage at the top of the circle to cut the deficit to 3-2. She then assisted on the tying goal as she fed a pass into Gina Cimarelli, who tipped the ball to the top of the cage for a 3-3 tie at 56:43. Just 49 seconds later the Tribe took their first lead of the game as Shannon Karl fed Giles alone in the circle, putting W&M up 4-3.
Virginia responded as the Cavaliers advanced the ball up the field and Phillips notched her second goal of the game by putting the ball past back-up keeper Gwen Hunter at 60:39, tying the game at 4-4. With time winding down, Giles tipped in a ball at 68:03 to put the Tribe back on top 5-4.
The Cavaliers continue their homestand with a game against ACC rival Maryland on Saturday, Oct 2. Game time against the Terrapins is 1:00.
Linescore 1 2 F records
Wm & Mary 1 4 5 6-4
Virginia 3 1 4 6-5
4:44 VA fg Taylor 1-0
7:59 VA ps Phillips 2-0
13:46 VA pc Cornelison 3-0
27:10 WM fg Sutton (Giles) 3-1
49:19 WM fg Esposito 3-2
56:43 WM fg Cimarelli (Esposito) 3-3
57:32 WM fg Giles (Karl) 3-4
60:39 VA fg Phillips 4-4
68:03 WM fg Giles 4-5
Keepers: VA Logan Carr (70 mins, 7 saves, 5 GA)
WM: Heather Kibbee (49:19, 7 svs, 3 GA); Gwen Hunter (20:41 mins, 2 svs, 1 GA)
Shots: VA 18, WM 15
Short corners: VA 6, WM 3
Strokes: VA 1-1 (Phillips)