CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 8 Virginia field hockey team (2-1) continues its current three-game homestand with a contest on Friday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. against Towson (0-2).
The homestand concludes with a Sunday, Sept. 2 showdown with No. 3 Old Dominion at 1 p.m.
The Cavaliers had several record book-worthy performances in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over Richmond. Paige Selenski (R-Sr., Shavertown, Pa.) had the fifth hat trick of her career, moving into sole possession of fourth place on the career hat trick list. In addition to the three goals, Selenski also had a pair of assists. It was the 15th time in program history that a player amassed eight or more points in a game and the first time since the 2010 season.
Elly Buckley (Jr., Scarborough Perth, Australia) had three assists in the game, the 25th time that a player had three or more assists in a single game and the first time since 2006.
Selenski and Buckly continue moving up the career-top ten lists. Selenski moved into a tie for seventh on the career assist list with 28 alongside Natalie Wheatall (1982-85) and Meredith Thorpe (1995-98). Buckley, with 24 career assists, is two shy of tying for 10th with Meredith Elwell (1996-99).
Selenski is alone in second place on the career points list (182), 48 shy of Meredith Thorpe (1995-98) with the all-time program record of 230. Buckley's three assists gave her 100 points for her career. She currently ranks 10th on the career list, five shy of tying for ninth with Cheryl Gleason (1981-84).
Selenski has 77 career goals, seven shy of tying for second with Cindy Carzo (1976-79). Buckley is tied for 10th with 38 career goals. She is four goals shy of moving into a tie for ninth with Gleason.
Chloe Pendlebury (Jr., Perth, Australia) had a two-assist performance against Richmond, the first assists and points of her career.
The Towson Tigers are 0-2 on the season with a pair of 3-1 road losses to Sacred Heart and Quinnipac.
Admission is free for all 2012 regular season home games played at Turf Field.