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#7 UVA Falls 2-1 Against #2 Princeton

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The #7 Virginia field hockey team lost 2-1 at home against #2 Princeton Sunday on Senior Day.

The defeat is the first loss at home for the Wahoos (15-4, 4-1 ACC) this season.

The game was originally scheduled to be played Monday, but was moved up a day due to the threat of severe weather.

Both teams had difficult travel plans to accommodate the change, as the Tigers had been in Ithaca, NY for a 5-0 against Cornell the day before, and UVA was returning from a 3-1 win at Duke.

UVA senior Paige Selenski says, "I think it was an important game for us to play either way we need to learn how to play at that kind of tempo which we haven't really experienced too much besides UNC. So I think it was really important to get that game in and I think its going to be really good preparation going into the ACC tournament."

Princeton led 1-0 at halftime, before the Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer Selenski scored her 25th goal of the season to tie the game at one.

Selenski now has 98 career goals, which is three-shy of the school record.

Kathleen Sharkey scored the game-winning goal for Princeton on a deflected shot in the 57th minute.

UVA senior Michelle Vittese says, "We haven't played against a team that works with passing combinations and how hard they work off the ball. I think it was a wake up call for us especially in the first half. Obviously we were on our heels, I think we had one shot on net, if that."

UVA seniors Selenski, Vittese, Amanda Crider, Britt Knouse, and Phoebe Willis were honored by the team after the match.

Virginia will be back in action in the ACC Tournament Friday in Chapel Hill.

UVA is the 2-seed, and will host the winner of Duke and Maryland.

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