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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia redshirt freshman attacker Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) earned Rookie of the Week honors on Monday (Feb. 20) after helping the 10th-ranked Cavaliers knock off No. 7 Loyola in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday (Feb. 18).

Blue found the back of the net twice, recorded an assist, picked up two ground balls, caused a turnover and tallied five draw controls in an all-around effort.

Blue played one season for the Virginia field hockey team (2010) before redshirting the 2011 lacrosse season. She Blue earned her first-career lacrosse start vs. the Greyhounds.

Virginia continues its season-opening three-game homestand vs. Richmond on Wednesday (Feb. 22). The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.

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