Princeton Upsets No. 6 Virginia, 15-13
March 15, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (3-5, 0-2 ACC) fell to unranked Princeton (2-3, 0-1 Ivy) on Saturday, March 15 in Princeton, N.J.
“It was a really disappointing performance and outcome today,” said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. “I give a lot of credit to Princeton because they came hungry and determined. When we struggled a little bit, they were really able to capitalize on our turnovers and create goal opportunities. It was a great day to be able to play and come up with an important win, but we just fell short in every aspect of the game today.”
Princeton had a balanced attack, with six different players having a multi-goal game. Sarah Lloyd led the Tigers with four goals. Alexandra Bruno had five points with three goals and two assists.
Virginia came back from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead with 24:11 left in the first, but Princeton scored three-straight goals to take the lead. The two teams were tied, 6-6, with seven second left in the half when Princeton picked off an errant Virginia pass, scoring on a fast break with 0.5 seconds left in the period to go into the break with a 7-6 advantage.
Blue started the second half scoring on a free-position goal just over a minute into the period. Princeton added two goals to retake the lead, 9-7. Stephens scored back-to-back free position goals to tie the game at 9 with 22:53 remaining. The Tigers rattled off four unanswered to take a 13-9 lead with 15:07 remaining. Virginia cut the deficit to two, 14-12, on a goal from Blue with 3:37 remaining, but Princeton answered with a score 1:46 later to put Virginia back down by three. Princeton won the ensuing draw control, but then turned the ball over. Swan took advantage of the possession, scoring with 1:03 remaining to make it a 15-13 game. Princeton won the final draw, running out the clock to secure the victory.
Princeton won 17 draw controls to Virginia’s 12, including having a 10-6 edge in the second half. Virginia was 6-of-10 on free position shots. Virginia was 2-of-6 on clears in the first period and turned the ball over six times in the first half. Princeton was 8-of-9 on clears in the game.
The Cavaliers return to Klöckner Stadium on Wednesday, March 19 when they host James Madison at 7 p.m.
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 each.