Cavaliers Wrap Up Regular Season Home Schedule With George Mason Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team will wrap up the home portion of its regular season schedule on Tuesday, hosting George Mason at Klöckner Stadium at 7 p.m. Live statistics will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (11-3, 4-1 ACC) has used a balanced attack to string together a five-game win streak heading into Tuesday’s contest. Five Cavaliers have reached 40 points on the season, including sophomore Josie Owen – who led the team with a career-best nine points against Virginia Tech on April 7. On the season, Owen has dished out a team-high 20 assists to go with 24 goals.
Senior All-American Kaitlin Duff leads the team with 28 goals and has 43 points. She has also collected a team-best 31 ground balls and is just 10 caused turnovers shy of Virginia’s all-time program record set at 127 by Tiffany Schummer (2000-03).
Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein leads the team with 74 draw controls and is ranked third nationally in that category. She also has a team-best 23 caused turnovers and is second with 28 ground balls. Kalkstein is among those five Cavaliers who have contributed 40 points to the offense this season – scoring 26 goals and distributing 15 assists. Senior Caity Whiteley and sophomore Charlie Finnigan both have 40 points, as Whiteley has scored 27 goals while Finnigan has 26.
For George Mason (3-8), Madalyn Jamison leads the way with 17 goals and 25 assists, while Emily Ellisen has contributed 21 goals. Caitlin Hoffen has a team-best 31 ground balls, while Hayley Berger has 23 draw controls.
In goal, Sara Longobucco is allowing 12.54 goals per game and has stopped 99 shots.
Following the contest, the Cavaliers will head to the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. The tournament will be held at Maryland’s Ludwig Field on Thursday, April 22-Sunday, April 25. Pairings for the championship will be announced on Saturday, April 17 following the final regular season conference match-up between Maryland and Virginia Tech.