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Feb. 7, 2015

The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team hosted No. 17 Georgetown in an exhibition contest on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Virginia held a 13-8 edge over the Hoyas through the end of two halves of play.

“I think our teamwork, hustle and determination was resilient all the way through and I like how we are approaching the year,” said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. “There are some parts of our game that we need to practice, but all told, we did a good job with our transition game and really didn’t make many mistakes. We need to clean up our shooting a little bit, but we have a lot of great players to work with.”

Junior attacker Kelly Boyd (Baltimore, Md.) led the Cavaliers with four goals. Senior attacker Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) had six points with three goals and three assists. Redshirt senior attacker Liza Blue (Butler, Md.), junior midfielder Mary Alati (Glen Ridge, N.J.) and sophomore midfielder Kelly Rese (Severna Park, Md.) also scored during regulation. Freshman goalie Rachel Vander Kolk logged 11 saves.

In a 30-minute extra period, senior Caroline Seats (Baltimore, Md.), junior Brooke Boyd (Baltimore, Md.) and sophomores Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) and Katherine Rueger (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) all added goals. Freshman goalie Carerra Lucas (Brooklandville, Md.) made three saves. Seats also won four draw controls. Saturday’s exhibition game was the final preseason warm-up for both squads before the start of the 2015 campaign.

The Cavaliers will open the 2015 regular season on Saturday, Feb. 14, facing No. 5 Northwestern in a neutral-site game in Kennesaw, Ga., the first of four-straight road contests to open the season. Virginia’s first home game will be on Tuesday, March 3 when it hosts Harvard at 4 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.

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