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Virginia field hockey loses....because UVA's goalie was protecting opposing player

The Virginia field hockey team, seeded 4th in the ACC, fell to top-seeded Syracuse 3-2 in overtime in the ACC Tournament Semifinals over the weekend. The Orange would go on to lose to North Carolina in the finals, while the Hoos were stuck watching from the stands at the tourney hosted at Turf Field in Charlottesville.

But Newsplex reported on the background behind the game-winning Syracuse score that beat the Cavaliers. An Orange player went down, injured, just in front of the goal. Field hockey is dangerous, what with the athletes running around swinging heavy sticks and knocking around a giant ball. So UVA goalkeeper Becca Holden stepped out of position to use her pads to protect the injured player.

The ref didn't blow the play dead as she should have, and the Orange knocked in a goal into the empty net. But watch the video below. Holden says she would do it all again: