UMW Field Hockey Team Headed to NCAA Final Four

Junior Caitlin Baker scored the eventual game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining to lead the third-ranked University of Mary Washington field hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Lynchburg College in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The UMW field hockey team will take on Montclair State University on Saturday, Nov. 17

“We are excited about this opportunity to go to the final four,” said second-year UMW head coach Lindsey Elliott. “The girls have worked hard all season and deserve this chance to play for the national championship!”

UMW held a 14-12 shot advantage, and also led in penalty corners, 10-7. UMW senior goalie Claire Gianelle made five saves for the Eagles, senior Lisa Charney added two defensive saves and freshman Hunter Causey prevented another with a defensive save.

The Eagles advance to the NCAA national semifinals for the second time, as UMW advanced to the national championship game in 1993. The Eagles will face second-ranked Montclair State University on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Geneva, N.Y., with a 2 p.m. start time.

News release prepared by Clint Often

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.