Sixth-ranked Virginia field hockey fell to number eight Penn State Sunday, falling to 1-1 this season.
The Nittany Lions scored off a penalty corner then added a second goal five minutes later making the score 2-0. Another five minutes later, Penn State repeated, adding a third goal on a penalty corner.
“The early goal put us on our heels,” said Virginia head coach Michele Madison. “We need to learn how to play from behind. I was proud of our effort. We stayed in it and were fighting hard, probably too hard. We need to take some lessons from this game and get ready for [Thursday’s game against] Iowa.”
The Cavaliers and Nittany Lions each shot 11 shots, the 'Hoos leading shooting 8-3 in the second half. Sophomore midfielder Lucy Hyams took seven shots, four on goal.
The Cavaliers play their third-straight away game Thursday, Sept. 4 at No. 20 Iowa.
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