Men’s Soccer: The UMW men’s soccer team won the Coast-to-Coast conference championship in a sudden death penalty kick shootout against Christopher Newport University on Sunday, Nov. 6 in Salisbury, Md. The first 90 minutes ended in a 1-1 tie with both the teams managing to score in the final minute. UMW senior Gadsoni Abel scored off a pass from Diego Guzman with 89:41 on the clock. CNU then tied the game at 89:58. Neither team was able to secure a goal in the 20 minutes of overtime play. The game went to a penalty shootout, and UMW came out with the win thanks to Hemmendinger’s two big saves.
Women’s Soccer: The UMW women’s soccer team lost to Christopher Newport University 0-1 in the Coast-to-Coast conference final game on Sunday. Despite no goals scored in the first half, UMW was dominating the game offensively with two key shots, eventually leading in shots on goal 13-12. UMW’s defense held strong again in the second half except for one breakdown in the 69th minute, which the Captains took advantage of as CNU’s Emily Talotta scored the only goal of the championship match. UMW senior goalkeeper Ally Holden made eight fantastic saves.
Field Hockey: The UMW field hockey team fell 2-6 to Christopher Newport University on Wednesday, Nov. 2. CNU took a commanding lead from the first whistle, scoring two goals in the first six minutes of the match. UMW’s senior captain Caperton Beirne responded with a goal at 16:32, though it was not enough to stop CNU from scoring the next three goals. Towards the end of the third quarter, UMW’s fifth-year senior Sydney Keating managed to get a shot past the goalie for their second point of the game. CNU solidified their victory with a sixth goal by Emily Evans. UMW’s junior goalie Bailey McNabb had 15 saves.