Virginia Piles Up Goals in Rout of Vermont

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

The No. 5 Virginia field hockey team improved to 7-0 with a 7-0 victory over Vermont in the final game of the Sheraton Catamount Classic tournament in Burlington, Vt. The shutout followed Virginia's 2-0 blanking of Maine in Saturday's tournament opener.

"I thought the defense did a phenomenal job this weekend adopting to two different styles of attack," said head coach Michele Madison. "Being able to keep both Maine and Vermont off the scoreboard is a really great weekend."

Senior Elly Buckley led the Virginia attack with two goals and a pair of assists.

"We finally got our attack rhythm back and found our passing game," Madison said. "We also did a good job of driving the ball up the middle. Elly was on fire, taking advantage of her goal-scoring opportunities, but this victory was truly really a great team effort."

Freshman Riley Tata added a pair of goals, Covenant alum and UVa sophomore Taylor Brown scored her first of the season and freshman Lucy Hyams added her second of the weekend.

Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone had one save while logging her second shutout of the season.

Virginia returns home on Friday Sept. 20 at 6 p.m for a big showdown with No. 1 North Carolina.

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