The No. 6 Virginia field hockey team defeated No. 8 Duke, 4-3, on Friday night at the Turf Field. Senior Elly Buckley logged a hat trick on Senior Day. Freshman Lucy Hyams had three assists, including setting up two of Buckley’s goals.
“This was a great Duke/Virginia game and a great ACC game,” said Virginia coach Michele Madison. “We put a lot of pressure on them in the first half and were able to create attack from the defensive situations. They made adjustments in the second half and we weren’t able to apply the same amount of pressure. We were really successful today when we were releasing the ball and generating attack with numbers.”