The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team earned its second victory of the season over a top-10-ranked team, defeating No. 8 Old Dominion, 5-3, Sunday in Norfolk.
Freshman Caleigh Foust followed up her three-goal performance in the victory at Yale on Friday with her second career hat trick, including the game-winner, against the Monarchs. Elly Buckley scored the other two goals and also logged her second defensive save of the season.
“Elly and Caleigh are doing a great job of putting themselves in front of the goal and in a position to score,” head coach Michele Madison said. “The attack mids and defensive mids are getting the ball on goal and Caleigh is just eating it up. It is a total team effort. I tell them that it takes six points to make a goal and six mistakes to get scored on.”
“Old Dominion is a very talented team, so I am very pleased with today’s outcome,” Madison added. “To be on the road and to come away with two wins in two different situations, especially with a lot of traveling, is good. The team really did what they needed to do to stay hydrated and stay rested through all of that traveling.”
With the victory, Virginia improved to 4-0 on the season. The win over No. 8 Old Dominion was the Cavaliers’ second top-10 victory of the season as UVa defeated No. 6 Penn State, 4-2, last Sunday.
The Cavaliers return home on Wednesday, Sept. 11 for a 6 p.m. midweek contest against Richmond.