Feb. 21, 2017
|Virginia at Richmond|
|Date/Time||Wednesday, February 22, 5 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||Live Stats - Live Video|
|Location||Richmond, Va. | Robins Stadium|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (0-1) returns after a week off to play at Richmond (1-0) on Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 5 p.m. at Robins Stadium.
Links for live stats and live video stream will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia opened the 2017 season with a loss to Elon, 11-10. The Cavaliers had a balanced offensive attack to comeback from down three goals to tie the game with six minutes left, but a final second goal for Elon ended the game.
Senior Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) led UVA with two goals and two assists. Senior Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) and junior Kasey Behr (North Port, N.Y.) each had two goals. Four players scored one goal apiece in the game.
The Cavaliers are receiving votes in this week’s polls. It is the first time since the IWLCA Poll’s inception that Virginia has not been ranked in the top-20, breaking a streak 298-straight appearances, the only program in the NCAA to do so.
Wednesday’s game will be the 41st meeting all-time between the two teams. Virginia holds a 36-3-1 lead in the overall series and is 15-2-1 in games played at Richmond. The Cavaliers have won nine-straight against the Spiders, including an 18-12 win in 2016. The last time the two teams met in Richmond was Feb. 20, 2013, with UVA winning13-7.
Richmond won its season opener on Feb. 18, with an 18-7 victory over Liberty. The Spiders had seven different players score, led by Natalia Chaney with five goals. Marissa Brown had two goals and dished eight assists to lead the team in points. Goalkeeper Megan Gianforte allowed just seven goals and made eight saves in the opener.
Virginia will return home on Saturday, Feb. 25 to host Princeton. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.
Fans may purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for in-person or telephone purchases. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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.
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