April 16, 2014
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The No. 15 Virginia women's lacrosse team (9-7, 3-4 ACC) closed out the 2014 regular season with a 17-12 victory at Virginia Tech (7-8, 0-6 ACC).
After trailing 3-1 ten minutes into the game, the Cavaliers went on an 8-1 run, which included scoring three goals in a span of 32 seconds, to take a 9-4 lead with 3:42 left in the first half. Tech scored a goal with 18 seconds remaining before halftime to go into the break down four. The Cavaliers scored the first three goals of the second half to take an 11-5 lead with 25:21 remaining. The Cavaliers built the lead to 17-9 on a goal by freshman Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) with 5:19 remaining. Tech scored the final three goals of the game to narrow the final deficit to five.
Junior Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) had her second eight-point game of the season, scoring five goals with three assists. Sophomore Kelly Boyd (Baltimore, Md.) scored three goals with an assist. Senior Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) also scored a hat trick.
Senior goalkeeper Liz Colgan (Cockeysville, Md.) had her fourth-straight game with double-digit saves, stopping 10 shots, with eight of those coming in the second half.
Megan Will, Meg Bartley and Julia Heaps scored three goals apiece for the Hokies. Meagh Graham logged six saves.
"We are excited to come through this stretch with another win under our belts going into ACC's," said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. "We have done everything we could do. We are excited to see what the standings bring and who our next opponent will be. To beat Tech on the road after a long, tough stretch and be able to get everyone some playing time in that process is exactly what our team needed. We are looking forward to our next challenge."
Virginia outshot the Hokies 17-9 in the first half but Virginia Tech held an 18-11 edge in the second half. Virginia had a 17-14 edge in draw controls. The Cavaliers committed seven turnovers in the second half with the Hokies committing two.
The Cavaliers open up postseason play at the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship, being held Alumni Stadium at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. First-round action begins on Thursday, April 24. ACC Tournament brackets and match-ups will be released on Saturday, April 19th sometime after the completion of the 3 p.m. game between Notre Dame and Syracuse.
'Hoos Find Winning Formula on RoadMen's Basketball1/14/17Led by senior London Perrantes and junior Marial Shayok, No. 19 Virginia defeated ACC rival Clemson 77-73 at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday.Salt Carving Out Niche at UVAMen's Basketball1/13/17Jack Salt, a redshirt sophomore from New Zealand, starts at center for No. 19 Virginia, which plays Saturday at ACC rival Clemson.Fong Helping Lead Cavaliers' ResurgenceSwimming & Diving1/10/17The UVA men's swimming & diving team, which hosts Virginia Tech this weekend at the Aquatic & Fitness Center, is ranked No. 15 nationally.
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 Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2017 Schedule
W. Lacrosse | 12/14/2016
Virginia women’s lacrosse released its 2017 schedule on Wednesday (Dec. 14).
Women's Lacrosse Adds 10 Signees
W. Lacrosse | 11/30/2016
Virginia women’s lacrosse head coach Julie Myers announced that 10 players have signed...
Virginia Lacrosse Season Tickets Now on Sale
W. Lacrosse | 11/29/2016
Season tickets for the 2017 Virginia men's and women's lacrosse seasons are now on sale. Virginia...
Women's Lacrosse Announces 2017 Team Captains
W. Lacrosse | 9/26/2016
Virginia women’s lacrosse head coach Julie Myers announced that fourth-years Maggie Preas, ...
Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2016 Fall Schedule
W. Lacrosse | 9/15/2016
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team announced its fall scrimmage schedule that will include ...
Women's Lacrosse Adds Colleen McCaffrey To Staff
W. Lacrosse | 8/8/2016
Virginia women's lacrosse head coach Julie Myers announced the hiring of Colleen McCaffrey as an ...
Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Earns IWLCA Academic Honors
W. Lacrosse | 07/29/2016
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team, along with two individual student-athletes, were...
Three Players Named to ACC Women’s Lacrosse All-Academ...
W. Lacrosse | 06/20/2016
Three Virginia women's lacrosse players were named to the ACC All-Academic Team, the league...
- Online Stores