No. 7 Virginia Opens Three-Game Road Swing at Old Dominion Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team will begin a three-game road swing Wednesday, heading to Old Dominion for a 7 p.m., contest. Live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
This will mark the third in-state opponent for Virginia this year, as the Cavaliers won at Richmond, 23-13, on Feb. 23, and defeated No. 16 William & Mary, 14-13, at home on March 16. The Cavaliers’ contest at No. 10 James Madison on March 23 was postponed and rescheduled for April 27.
Virginia brings a 5-4 overall record into this week, while Old Dominion is 1-5.
Five Cavaliers have reached double-figures in points this year, led by juniors Charlie Finnigan, Julie Gardner and Josie Owen. Finnigan leads the team with 27 goals and 34 points, while Gardner has a team-best 14 assists. Combined with 19 goals, Gardner is second on the squad with 33 points, while Owen is third with 31 points (20g, 11a). Redshirt junior Ainsley Baker has notched 20 goals and four assists for 24 points, while freshman Maddy Keeshan rounds out the Cavaliers with double-figure scoring, as she has contributed five goals and seven assists for 12 points.
Defensively, junior Bailey Fogarty has 20 ground balls, 20 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers, while senior All-American Liz Downs has 18 ground balls and 10 draw controls.
In goal for Virginia, sophomore Kim Kolarik has posted an 11.03 goals-against average, while her 7.67 saves per game ranks third in the ACC.
For the Monarchs, Lisa Bernardini leads the team with 18 goals, seven assists and 25 points, while Rebecca Hartrum has seven goals and 10 points.
Goalkeeper Sarah Geary leads the defense with a team-best 22 ground balls. She has also recorded a 13.33 goals-against average and a .437 save percentage.
Virginia dominates the all-time series with Old Dominion, 33-1. The Cavaliers won last year’s contest 22-7, while the Monarch’s lone victory was a 13-10 decision in 2009.
Following Wednesday’s contest, the Cavaliers will remain on the road, heading to Boston for games at No. 19 Boston College (Saturday, noon) and Harvard (Sunday, noon).