No. 4 Virginia Faces Virginia Tech Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 4 Virginia women’s lacrosse team will see a four-game stretch in eight days come to a close Wednesday afternoon, as the Cavaliers head to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech. Opening draw is slated for 4 p.m., with live statistics available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (10-3, 3-1 ACC) has had five Cavaliers contribute at least 20 goals this season, led by senior All-Americans Kaitlin Duff and Brittany Kalkstein. Duff leads the team with 27 goals and 41 points, while Kalkstein has contributed 38 points. Kalkstein, the ACC’s career draw control record holder, ranks fifth nationally and leads the team with 65 draw controls this year. She also shares the team lead in caused turnovers with Duff, each forcing 21. Duff currently has 117 and is just five shy of tying Stephy Samaras (1998-2000) at 122 for second. Tiffany Schummer (2000-03) holds the record at 127.
Virginia Tech (4-8, 0-3 ACC) boasts the nation’s leader in draw controls – Allie Emala. Also among the team leader in points, Emala has won 71 draws this season and has recorded 23 goals and a team-high 34 points. Jessica Nonn leads the team with 26 goals, 35 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers.
In the all-time series with the Hokies, the two programs have met every year since 1997, the Cavaliers hold a perfect 14-0 record.
Following tomorrow night’s game, the Cavaliers will take a break before returning home to host George Mason on Tuesday, April 13. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. and it will mark the final regular season home game for Virginia.