CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia (8-11, 1-4 ACC) upset No. 6 Duke (11-6, 2-3 ACC) 3-2 in penalty strokes Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Both teams scored once in the first half and once in the second half for a 2-2 tie. But neither scored in 30 minutes of overtime as Virginia went to a stroke-off for the first time this season.
The first three players from each team converted their strokes. After Duke’s Tara Jennings shot wide left, Virginia’s Elly Buckley converted, putting the Cavaliers up 4-3. Next up for the Blue Devils was Rhian Jones, and when she missed, the Cavaliers secured the victory.
In addition to Buckley’s converted stroke, teammates Carissa Vittese, Jess Orrett and Chloe Pendlebury also made their strokes.
For the game, Duke outshot Virginia 28-7 and finished with 14 penalty corners to just three for the Cavaliers. Freshman goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone was sensational in the cage, posting with a career-high 14 saves.
No. 18 Albany 3, No. 10 New Hampshire 2
ALBANY, N.Y. — Corrine McConville capitalized on penalty-stroke opportunity in the 62nd minute to give Albany a 3-2 victory against New Hampshire in America East Conference action Saturday on Senior Day.
The Great Danes tallied the lone goal in the first half with a tip-in from Katharina Helling coming off a long shot by Daphne Voormolen with under 10 minutes remaining. The goal was Helling’s fifth on the season and Voormolen’s seventh helper.
New Hampshire (14-4, 4-1AE) rebounded in the 45th minute as Melyssa Woods received a pass near the left post from Hayley Rausch to sneak past Albany goalkeeper Kristi Troch. Voormolen and Chantae Miller teamed up to give the Great Danes a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute when Miller’s intended shot was received by Voormolen and tipped into the right corner. Play would remain neutral for the next six minutes and the Wildcats took a timeout to regroup. Joyce Kellie of New Hampshire notched the equalizer in the 55th minute with possession of the ball off a defenders stick.
Albany (13-6, 3-2 AE) was awarded a penalty stroke in the 62nd minute after a jostle in the crease. McConville would take the shot for the Great Danes and capitalize, giving Albany a 3-2 lead. The goal was McConville’s 12th on the season as she has gone 4-for-5 on penalty strokes this season. Albany held the Wildcats shotless for the remainder of the game to give New Hampshire its first conference loss this season.