Oct. 17, 2004
The Cavalier field hockey team held the #2 UNC Tar Heels to no goals in the second half while at the other end of the pitch second-year back Erin Hayes popped in a goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 60th minute of play, but the Tar Heels hung on for the win today in Charlottesville. Logan Carr made nine saves, including a stop on a penalty flick, to keep the Cavaliers in striking distance all game.
The first shot of the game was a penalty stroke for the Tar Heels, but the UNC attempt went wide just 1:06 into the contest, keeping the score at 0-0. The Tar Heels drew three corners in the first 15 minutes, but on the third attempt the Heels were whistled for delay of game and Virginia was awarded a free hit. The hit, from the spot of the injection for the corner, was intercepted by Kelsey Keeran, who hit the ball into the goal at 15:03 to put UNC on the board. Just over a minute later the Tar Heels drew another corner, and on the third attempt Naomi Weatherald struck the ball to the boards for a 2-0 lead. UNC took that lead into the halftime break.
The second half also started out with an early flick taken by the Tar Heels. Just 2:30 into the period the Cavaliers were whistled for a major infraction on the goal line. Carr was equal to the task, stopping the flick and keeping the Cavaliers within two goals. Virginia withstood five shots and three short corners.
Mia Link and Katie Phillips advanced the ball up the left side of the pitch and brought the ball into the circle, where Link forced a penalty corner. On the play, Katie Jo Gerfen's shot was saved by Marie Bounds, who had come in in place of Katy Tran. Hayes pulled the ball out of Bounds' pads and lifted it over her into the cage, cutting the deficit to 2-1 at 60:59.
The Cavalier defense tightened and allowed the Tar Heels only one shot after that but were unable to net the equalizer.
Carr's nine saves in the game give her 239 career saves, and she now ranks ninth on the all-time list at Virginia.
Virginia concludes its homestand with a game against the top-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Charlottesville. Game time is 1:00 pm. The Tar Heels return to action with a game against Maryland on Sat., Oct 23 in Chapel Hill. The winner will be the top seed in the ACC tournament.
Linescore 1 2 F records
UNC 2 0 2 (16-1)
Virginia 0 1 1 (10-7)
15:03 NC fg Keeran 0-1
16:55 NC pc Weatherald 0-2
60:59 VA pc Hayes 1-2
Goals: VA: Hayes
NC: Keeran, Weatherald
Keepers: VA: Logan Carr (70 mins, 9 saves, 2 GA)
NC: Katy Tran (65:30 mins, 0 saves, 0 GA); Marie Bounds (4:30 mins, 1 save, 1 GA)
Shots: VA 3, NC 17
Short corners: VA 1, NC 8
Flicks: VA 0-0, NC 0-2