Virginia Opens ACC Slate at No. 2 Maryland
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team will open its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule this weekend, heading to No. 2 Maryland for a game on Friday at 7 p.m. Live statistics will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers (2-1) are coming off an upset win over No. 6 Syracuse, 14-13, this past weekend. Sophomore Charlie Finnigan scored the game-winning goal with 1:33 remaining in the contest, while senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein dished out the game-winning helper and won nine draw controls to lead Virginia to a 20-9 edge over the Orange in the category. Kalkstein was named the WomensLax.com and Nike/Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week for her play throughout the week.
Maryland (3-0) is coming off a dominating victory over No. 5 Duke, 17-4, last weekend. The Terrapins were led by Katie Schwarzmann, Amanda Spinnenweber and Sarah Mollison in the contest – who each tallied hat tricks. Caitlyn McFadden leads Maryland in points this season, as she has recorded 10 goals and five assists. In goal, Brittany Dipper has seen the most time between the pipes and is stopping .500 percent of shots faced, while allowing just 6.83 goals per game.
Friday’s contest will mark the 50th all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Terrapins. Maryland, Virginia’s most frequent opponent, holds the edge in the series at 32-17 and won both of last season’s meetings. The Cavaliers have won nine of the last 11 contests though.
During regular season meetings, Maryland holds an 18-10 advantage against Virginia and when playing in College Park, the Terrapins are 12-4.
The Cavaliers will continue their road swing following the game, heading to State College, Pa., on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest against No. 13 Penn State.