Oct. 6, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team shut out Yale, 4-0, to win its seventh game in a row. Taylor Brown scored her first career goal in the victory. The Cavaliers dominated the game, with Yale pinned back on defense almost the entire contest. The Bulldogs did not get off a shot until the final two minutes of the game, an off-target attempt that went far wide of the net.
"We knew that we needed to start working on having the whole team play defense and that is what it came down to," said head coach Michele Madison of her team's defensive stand. "The first two lines of the press were able to slide and get pressure on and take away their options that were one pass away."
Offensively, it was once again forward Paige Selenski (R-Sr., Shavertown, Pa.) who got the scoring started. Selenski inserted the ball from a penalty corner and then worked her way to the front of the goal where she took a pass from Elly Buckley and whipped a clean shot into the goal six minutes into the game. Selenski would add a second goal, the Cavaliers' fourth of the game, with less than six minutes remaining in the contest. Off another penalty corner, Jess Orrett (So., Somerset, England) came up with a loose ball in front of the goal, passing it to Selenksi at the corner of the net who smacked it in for the score.
Three of Virginia's four goals came off penalty corners with the Cavaliers being awarded 16 of them in the game.
"We had an opportunity to practice all of our penalty corner options," Madison said. "I think we went through the whole gamut. Yale did a great job of reading our options and covered well."
Taylor Brown (Fr., Charlottesville, Va.) also scored off a penalty corner in the first half. After a shot from the initial insertion, Brown came up with the rebound in front of the net. She took two shots at the goal, with her second getting around the goalkeeper to give Brown the first goal of her career.
Buckley scored Virginia's other goal, taking a rebound and dribbling it up to the top of the circle and firing off an on-target shot.
The Cavaliers took 27 shots in the game, with Yale's Emily Cain getting six saves. The Yale defense helped Cain's cause with 11 blocked shots that never made it to the goal.
Selenski's goals moved her four points closer to becoming Virginia's all-time points leader. She now has 221 career points, nine points away from tying Meredith Thorpe (1995-98) for the record of 230. Selenski is also eight goals shy of the Thorpe's record of 101 in her career. Selenski's game-winning goal was her fifth of the season. She is now tied for second with 26 game-winners in her career, three shy of the 29 scored by Cindy Carzo (1976-79).
With the victory, the Cavaliers improve to 12-2 (2-0 ACC). Yale falls to 3-7 (1-2 Ivy).
The Cavaliers will have a quick turnaround, heading back to Turf Field to host No. 19 New Hampshire on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. Note: Due to a poor weather forecast, Cavman's Crew post game activities schedule for Sunday, including face painting and a team autograph session, have been cancelled.
Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.'Hoos Hope to Build Momentum EarlyFootball7/15/17Four of Virginia's first five football games this season will be at Scott Stadium.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Rachel Dawson Named Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Field Hockey | 7/18/2017
Three-time Olympian Rachel Dawson has joined the Virginia field hockey team as an assistant coach.
Field Hockey Announces 2017 Schedule
Field Hockey | 6/26/2017
The Cavaliers will play 12 regular-season home games at University Hall Turf Field during the...
Carrera Lucas Named to USNT Development Squad
Field Hockey | 6/21/2017
Goalie Carrera Lucas has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad, as...
Four Cavaliers Competing at USA Field Hockey's YWNC
Field Hockey | 6/17/2017
Greta Ell, Erin Shanahan, Colleen Norair and Carrera Lucas competed at the the Young Women's...
Virginia Field Hockey Signs Six Recruits
Field Hockey | 5/2/2017
Head coach Michele Madison announced six players who will join the Cavaliers as freshmen in the...
Caleigh Foust Named to USNT Development Squad
Field Hockey | 4/28/2017
Senior forward Caleigh Foust has been named to the 16-player roster of USA Field Hockey's Women's...
Carissa Vittese Named to the U.S. Women’s National Team
Field Hockey | 04/27/2017
Former Cavalier Carissa Vittese has been named to the US Women's National Team roster.
Ten Cavaliers Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad
Field Hockey | 03/15/2017
Ten members of the Virginia field hockey team to the 2016 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National...
- Online Stores