Virginia’s Buckley Named ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week
Tuesday September 3, 2013
Senior keys Cavaliers to 2-0 start, including win over sixth-ranked Penn State
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia senior forward Elly Buckley has been named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week of the 2013 season after scoring a pair of game-winning goals in this past weekend’s action against Louisville and No. 6 Penn State.
Buckley accounted for three points in Virginia’s 3-2 season-opening win over Louisville on Friday with a goal and an assist. The Scarborough, Perth, Australia native also recorded her sixth career defensive save versus the Cardinals.
In Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Penn State, Buckley’s game-winner was a shot she created by dribbling around defenders, going half the length of the field to get down into the circle and then firing off a shot to score. Buckley finished with a pair of goals against the Nittany Lions to give her seven total points in Virginia’s two games.