The #4 Virginia Field Hockey team bounced back from their first loss of the season to UNC Sunday as they took down #13 Northwestern 2-1 at University Hall Turf Field.
"This was a really big game, this was a really tough game coming off a loss," said UVa senior Hadley Bell. Bell added, "We knew we had to do something big to get back and to get our eyes back in it and to just keep moving forward. It was really awesome to win and to pull it together in the end."
Head Coach Michele Madison elaborated, "it feels great to muscle our way through that one, that's exactly what we had to do. It was a blue collar game and we just had to deal with the physicality of it and still make it our game. We were able to do that today."
UVa Senior Hadley Bell sent the game winning assist to freshman Caliegh Foust who deflected the ball in for a goal with five minutes remaining.
Bell said, "she likes the big hit so I knew I had to run and get in position. I went for a deep lead and then I saw Caliegh waiting in position in front of the goal so I sent it to her and she tipped it in. It was awesome."
Carissa Vitesse knotted the Cavaliers first goal on a penalty stroke just minutes into the match.
The 'Hoos return to University Hall Turf Wednesday to face James Madison at 6 p.m.
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