CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Charlie Campbell raised her arms as the final buzzer sounded on Sunday and the Cavaliers were moving on to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
"I am on cloud nine," Campbell said after Sunday's win. "This is my first year starting, but that doesn't mean I'm any less a part of the team. We're all just so thrilled. We haven't gotten past the first weekend in a while and we're all just so thrilled."
Campbell has been in goal for the Cavaliers for all but 23:18 of the season. On Sunday, she played all 60 minutes, allowing 12 goals on 29 shots. The junior finished with nine saves and the win.
"My job is to make sure I give my team a chance to keep going and keep driving on attack," Campbell said. "I mean yes, there's pressure, but you're already about to throw up the whole time, so that's how you do it."
Campbell played in seven games as a sophomore after sitting out her freshman season. Now that the Cavaliers are in the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2014, Virginia will need similar play for the voice in the cage.
"She came in a great goalkeeper," said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. "Now she's just a little bit more composed, a little bit more fundamental. She's more patient. And she's making big stops. I know the team loves having her as a goalie and she loves the team in front of her so that's always a good combination when you can rally around your goalkeeper and we're excited for all the good things that she does."