Virginia Outlasts Wake Forest 3-2 in Overtime Thriller

By: Jed Gamber Email
By: Jed Gamber Email

October 11, 2009

The Cavalier field hockey team has been rolling all season long. They held a 12-1 record heading into Sunday, and looked to put number 13 on the board against a tough Wake Forest squad.

Paige Selenski put the Cavs on the board first. Sneaking her way around the left side, avoiding the goal keeper, Selenski buried a shot that put Virginia on top 1-0.

The Demon Deacons responded with 2 unanswered goals, and held a 2-1 lead late into the second half. Just when they needed it, Inga Stockel delivered for the Cavs. On a short corner, Stockel sent a screamer to the back of the cage which eventually put the game into overtime.

Early in the first overtime period, Selenski looked to mimic her first goal on a fast break. She drew the keeper out and faked her away, only to have her shot stopped by the body of Demon Deacon defender Liza Casella. After discussion, the play resulted in a penalty shot, which was no trouble for Michelle Vittese to sneak into the top corner of the cage.

The goal gave Virginia it's most exciting win to date, and improved them to 12-1 on the season. The Cavs are back in action on Tuesday, as they head on the road to Longwood to take on the Lancers.

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