Feb. 16, 2013
BALTIMORE, Md. - The No. 8 Virginia women's lacrosse team opened the 2013 campaign with a 10-9 victory at No. 6 Loyola.
Casey Bocklet (So., South Salem, N.Y.), a transfer from Northwestern playing in her first game with the Cavaliers, scored three goals with an assist. Ashlee Warner (Jr., Corning, N.Y.) scored two goals with two assists.
Dana Boyle (Jr., Londonberry, N.H.) scored the game-winner with 5:29 left in the game.
"It was a pretty exciting first game for both programs," said head coach Julie Myers. "I think both teams came out hungry and excited to start the season. There were lots of scrambling and hustle plays. It got pretty ugly at times, but I thought we made some big plays when we needed to. We created just enough opportunities to come away with the win."
The two teams got the season off to a quick start, combining to score three goals in the first three minutes.
After Loyola took a 1-0 lead on its first possession, co-captain Caroline McTiernan (Sr., Garden City, N.Y.) scored the equalizer on a free position shot with 27:31 left in the fist half. Thirty seconds later, Loyola went back up, 2-1.
Boyle tied the game, 2-2, bouncing in a shot from the right side with 17:52 remaining. Thirty-six seconds later, Loyola retook the lead, scoring its third goal on its fourth shot of the game.
After a Virginia missed shot, Bocklet picked up a ground ball and smashed it into the goal to tie the game, 3-3, with 14:49 remaining.
Loyola scored a pair of goals, including netting one while a man-down, to take a 5-3 lead. Warner, scoring the first of her two goals, faked out a defender, getting past her for a shot into the goal to make it 5-4 with 4:28 left in the first half first half.
Virginia had an opportunity to tie the game right before the break when Courtney Swan (So., Vero Beach, Fla.) had a free position shot with 0.3 seconds left in the first half, but Loyola freshman goalkeeper Molly Wolf made her sixth save of the period.
Twenty-six seconds into the second half, Bocklet tied the game, 5-5, taking a feed from Warner and scoring.
Bocklet gave the Cavaliers their first lead of the game, 6-5, after faking out the goalie to shoot the ball into an open net with 27:52 left in the game.
Warner and Swan connected for a pair of goals to put Virginia up 8-5, with Warner feeding to Swan on the first and Swan giving an assist to Warner on the second.
After Loyola scored a pair of goals, Morgan Stephens (Olney, Md.) showed off some strong footwork, coming from behind the goal to pop the ball into the net, giving Virginia a 9-7 lead with 15:20 remaining.
After winning the draw control right after the Greyhounds had scored a man-up goal, Loyola passed the ball down the field on two long passes, taking a shot and tying the game, 9-9, ten seconds after their previous goal.
With 5:29 left in the game, Bocklet found Boyle just outside the crease. Boyle gave a head-bob fake, shooting and scoring to put the Cavaliers a 10-9 advantage. The Cavaliers controlled the ball and the pace of the game for the final five minutes, holding on to take the season opener.
Virginia had 32 shots, to Loyola's 21 with Wolf logging 11 saves for the Greyhounds. Kim Kolarik (Sr., Riva, Md.) had six saves for the Cavaliers. Virginia won 14 draw controls to Loyola's seven.
Virginia will be on the road at Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. The Cavaliers' first home game will be on Friday, March 1 when they host No. 4 Maryland at Klöckner Stadium. Single-game tickets are on sale now.
Cavaliers Shift Focus to ACC TourneyWomen's Basketball2/27/17In the ACC tournament, No. 8 Virginia, which has a first-round bye, meets No. 9 seed Wake Forest at 2 p.m. Thursday in Conway, S.C.Short-Handed 'Hoos Rediscover Shooting TouchMen's Basketball2/25/17No. 18 Virginia, which hosts No. 8 North Carolina at 7 p.m. Monday, ended a four-game losing streak Saturday with a victory at NC State.Weekend Notebook: Perrantes Hits HomestretchMen's Basketball2/24/17For point guard London Perrantes, the final regular-season road game of his UVA basketball career is Saturday afternoon at NC State.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Falls 17-10 to No. 12 Princeton
W. Lacrosse | 2/25/2017
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (1-2) fell 17-10 to No. 12 Princeton on Saturday (Feb 25...
Women's Lacrosse Hosts No. 12 Princeton Saturday
W. Lacrosse | 2/24/2017
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (1-1) returns home to host No. 12 Princeton (1-0) on...
Mueller Paces Virginia to 15-14 Win Over Richmond
W. Lacrosse | 2/22/2017
Freshman Sammy Mueller scored six goals to propel the Virginia women's lacrosse team (1-1) to a...
Virginia Plays at Richmond Wednesday
W. Lacrosse | 2/21/2017
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (0-1) returns after a week off to play at Richmond (1-0)...
Virginia Downs Wales in an Exhibition
W. Lacrosse | 2/14/2017
The Virginia women's lacrosse team hosted the national team of Wales in a scrimmage on Tuesday at...
Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Wales in Scrimmage Tuesday
W. Lacrosse | 2/13/2017
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team will host the Wales National Team in a scrimmage on...
Virginia Falls 11-10 to Elon
W. Lacrosse | 02/11/2017
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (0-1) fell 11-10 to Elon (2-0) in its season opener on...
No. 14 Women's Lacrosse Hosts Elon to Open 2017 Season
W. Lacrosse | 02/10/2017
The Virginia women's lacrosse team (0-0) will begin the 2017 season Saturday (Feb. 11) when it...
- Online Stores