Sept. 30, 2001
College Park, MD -
The University of Virginia Cavaliers (6-2, 1-0 ACC) upset the top-ranked Maryland (8-2, 1-1 ACC) Terrapins 3-2 today in strokes, marking the first time in school history that the field hockey team has beaten the #1 team in the nation. Keeper Emily White (Finksburg, Md./Westminster), playing on her 20th birthday, stopped four of Maryland's seven strokes in the contest to help Virginia to the upset. In the strokeoff, with the strokes tied 2-2 with Virginia holding the last stroke, first-year Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) snuck her her stroke to the keeper's right and put the Cavaliers on top, 3-2.
Virginia struck first in the game as Shannon LaVigne (Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox), playing in her first game of 2001, intercepted a pass upfield in the left corner and slotted the ball to Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs). Goodloe knocked the ball to Jessie Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) who slotted the ball to the right sideboards, putting the Cavaliers ahead 1-0 with 9:49 to play in the half.
The Cavaliers went ahead 2-0 three minutes later as Katie Slocum (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) intercepted a back pass inside the Virginia offensive circle and took it around a defender and pushed the ball into the cage. Maryland had the chance to cut the deficit to one as they were awarded a stroke with 18.3 seconds in the half. But White was up to the task, stopping Autumn Welsh's stroke to the top center, and Virginia led at the break 2-0.
The Terrapins pulled within one at the 18:46 mark of the second period as Rachel Hiskins converted a stroke after a Maryland corner. As time was winding down in the half and the Cavaliers holding a 2-1 lead, a Virginia 16-yard hit was picked off and the Terrapins converted on a cross to the circle, tying the game at 2-2 with 2:17 to play. Regulation ended with the teams tied 2-2.
Virginia was awarded a penalty corner in the first minute of the first overtime, but the Cavaliers failed to convert it. The Terrapins were able to muster five corners of their own in both overtime periods, but they also could not find the back of the net. With both teams tied at the end of the two mandatory overtime periods, the game would be decided in a strokeoff.
The Terrapins had the first offensive chance and Hiskins converted her chance, while Coleman missed her stroke for the Cavaliers. Welsh then missed her second stroke of the game for Maryland while Katie Jo Gerfen (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) converted, tying the strokeoff at 1-1. Carissa Messimer put the Terps ahead for a second time with her make, and Molly McManus (Oakton, Va./Oakton) hit the left post, giving Maryland a 2-1 lead after three strokers. White saved the next stroke, and Goodloe sent her stroke to the back of the boards to the keeper's right, tying the strokes at 2-2 after four each. Maryland sent freshman Colleen Barbieri to the mark, and her stroke hit the left post, setting the stage for Beach's heroics. Her stroke, which went underneath the keeper to her right, trickled in to the cage, giving the Cavaliers the upset win.
The Cavaliers return to action on Wednesday night (Oct. 3) as they take on the William & Mary Tribe in Williamsburg. Game time is 6:00 pm. The Hoos return to Charlottesville to take on the Mountaineers of Appalachian State on Thursday, Oct 4 at 7:00 pm.
Linescore 1 2 1ot 2ot ps F
Maryland 0 2 0 0 0 2
Virginia 2 0 0 0 1 3
9:49 VA fg Coleman (Goodloe) 1-0
6:52 VA fg Slocum 2-0
18:46 MD ps Hiskins (ps) 2-1
2:17 MD fg Morris (Silvetti) 2-2
Virginia wins the strokeoff 3-2
Keepers: VA: Emily White (100 mins, 2 GA, 9 saves)
MD Ashley Hohnstine (96:46 mins, 2 GA, 0 saves)
Kerry Hearsey (3:16, 0 GA, 0 saves)
Shots: VA 6, MD 23
Corners: VA 3, MD 12
Defensive saves: VA 2 (McManus, Hill), MD 0
Strokes (regulation): MD 1/2