No. 6 Virginia Hosts No. 9 Loyola at Turf Field on Saturday
|No. 9 Loyola (0-0) at No. 6 Virginia (0-1)|
Date and Time Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
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Feb, 14, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (0-1) opens the 2014 home slate by hosting No. 9 Loyola (0-0) on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va. Admission for the game will be free.
The game was originally slated to be played at Klöckner Stadium, but was moved to Turf Field behind University Hall because of weather-related issues. Fans who have already purchased single-game tickets for this game can exchange the ticket(s) for admission to another game this season.
Virginia owns a 23-8-1 all-time record against the Greyhounds including a 10-9 victory in the 2013 season-opener at Loyola.
This will be the first game of the season for Loyola, the fourth-straight year that the Greyhounds have opened their season against Virginia, with the Cavaliers holding a 2-1 edge in those games. Loyola, the preseason Patriot League favorite, returns 10 starters from a squad that advanced to its third-straight NCAA Tournament a year ago.
The Cavaliers opened the 2014 campaign last Sunday (Feb. 9), falling 13-12 in a neutral-site game against No. 4 Northwestern in which the Wildcats’ Kate Macdonald scored the game-winner off a free position shot with 16.7 seconds remaining in the game. Senior attacker Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) led Virginia with four goals. Junior Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) had three goals with an assist while also winning five draws and picking up five ground balls.
Despite the loss, Virginia moved up two spots in the IWLCA poll. The Cavaliers were ranked No. 8 in the preseason poll but are No. 6 in the Week 1 poll.
The Loyola game is the first of five-straight home games for the Cavaliers. Virginia will next host Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.Single-game reserved seats are available for all women’s home games for $7. Single-game general admission adult tickets for women’s home games are $5, while youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over), and UVa faculty and staff tickets are $4