No. 17 Liberty fell 1-0 at No. 6 Virginia on Monday night.
Virginia freshman forward Laura Janssen broke a scoreless tie with the game-winning goal in the 58th minute to propel the sixth-ranked Cavaliers to a 1-0 triumph over the 17th-ranked Liberty Lady Flames, Monday evening at Turf Field.
Virginia improves to 14-3 on the year and has now won six straight matches overall. Liberty falls to 9-6 in 2019 and has lost three straight games.
Scoring Summary 58' – VIRGINIA – Laura Janssen (Peyton Tollaksen)
Goalkeepers W: Lauren Hausheer 14-3, one save L: Allison Schaefer 9-6, two saves
Turning Point The home side broke through with less than three minutes to play to secure the victory. With the ball in the Liberty circle, several Cavaliers crashed toward the goal cage, with sophomore Peyton Tollaksen ultimately finding Janssen in front of the cage. Janssen tapped a shot into the back of the cage with 2:28 remaining for her sixth goal of the year and third-game winning marker.
Virginia held off the Lady Flames' comeback efforts in the closing minutes and also held Liberty without a shot in the fourth quarter. Liberty drew a pair of penalty corners to close the third quarter but did not convert. Key Stats & Notes
Up Next The Lady Flames will close out regular season play with a pair of home games, this weekend. Liberty will first take on BIG EAST foe No. 25 Providence (12-5, 4-2 BIG EAST) on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Liberty Field Hockey Field. The winner of that match will earn the No. 3 seed for the BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, while the loser will receive the No. 4 seed.
Sunday is Senior Day for the Liberty field hockey program. Liberty will host No. 4 Duke (12-5) at 1 p.m. and will honor its senior class with a special ceremony prior to the start of the contest.