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#5 UVa Field Hockey Upset 2-1 by William & Mary

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Michele Madison's Cavaliers are now 14-3, 2-2 in the ACC Michele Madison's Cavaliers are now 14-3, 2-2 in the ACC

The 5th ranked Virginia field hockey team lost 2-1 at home against William & Mary Sunday at University Hall Turf Field.

The Tribe jumped out to the 2-0 lead, before Cavalier junior Kelsey LeBlanc scored at the 62:49 mark.

UVa appeared to add the tying goal on a penalty corner with about two minutes remaining in the match, but the tally was waived off because the ball did not completely exit the circle before the shot was taken.

Head coach Michele Madison says, "The umpire said the ball never traveled out of the circle.  It has to travel out first, and she said it was just on the line, and didn't come all the way out.  That's not why we lost the game.  It's unfortunate at the end.  If we play with that kind of urgency they whole game, I think the result would have been different.  We need to be a little more hungry on our attack opportunities, and a little bit smarter how we play the ball in the attacking circle."

Former Charlottesville High School stat Cate Johnson made eight saves in net for the Tribe.

Virginia will host #7 Duke in its home finale Friday at 6 pm.

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