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No. 15 Virginia Hosts No. 1 Maryland Wednesday

Freshman Sammy Mueller

April 4, 2017

 No. 15 Virginia hosts No. 1 Maryland
 Date/Time  Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
 Multimedia/Game Info  Gametracker - ACC Network Extra
 Location  Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-5) hosts No. 1 Maryland (11-0) on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium. 

The game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra and can be viewed through ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. Links for the stream, as well as live stats, are available on VirginiaSports.com. Wednesday night’s contest is a Sabre Rewards event, with students earning five points. Chips and queso from Qdoba and a Virginia mug will be available for the first 200 students in attendance. 

Virginia saw its five-game win streak halted at Boston College on Saturday. Sophomore Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) led the Cavaliers with six points, scoring three goals with three assists, while adding seven draw controls, three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Jackson currently leads the ACC with 3.08 ground balls per game, is second in caused turnovers per game (1.58) and third in assists per game (1.75). Senior Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) has been pacing the UVA offense with 32 goals, while freshman Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) is second on the team with 25. 

The Cavaliers are leading the ACC and rank 18th nationally with 20.83 ground balls per game. Virginia is second in the league and 20th in the nation with 10.92 caused turnovers per game. 

UVA and Maryland renewed the series last season after not playing for a year. The series dates back to 1978, with the two teams playing as conference opponents until 2014. The Terrapins have a 41-17 lead in the series and are 13-9 in games played in Charlottesville. UVA has lost 11-straight to Maryland, including a 17-6 loss in 2016. Virginia’s last win came at home in a 10-9 victory in overtime on April 27, 2008.

Maryland is undefeated in 2017, most recently defeating Michigan, 20-7. The Terrapins are averaging 16.45 goals per game to lead the nation, and are sixth in scoring defense with opponents averaging 8.18 goals per game. Six different players have 20 or more goals for Maryland. Megan Whittle leads the way with 40 points (34 goals and six assists). Goalkeeper Megan Taylor leads the nation with a .603 save percentage, averaging 10.80 per game.

Virginia will play its final road game of the season on Saturday, April 8 when it travels to No. 6 Penn State for a 1 p.m. start in State College, Pa.


 

 

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