No. 7 Virginia Plays at Richmond Wednesday
|No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (0-1) at Richmond Spiders (0-1)|
|Date and Time||Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m.|
|Location||Richmond, Va. | Robins Stadium|
|Media||Live Streaming Video($) | Live Stats|
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Feb. 17, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (0-1) plays at Richmond (0-1) on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Robins Stadium.
The game was originally scheduled for a 5 p.m. start but was moved up in order to play in warmer daylight temperatures. Additionally for fans attending the game, the grandstands will be closed because of icy conditions. All spectators must watch the game from Lessing Plaza.
The Cavaliers own a 34-3-1 all-time record against the Spiders. Virginia has won each of the last eight meetings with its last loss coming in an 8-7 game at Richmond in 2006. Last season, UVa earned an 18-9 victory in a game that was relocated to University Hall Turf Field because of snow. Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) had six points with five goals and an assist while also winning five draw controls. Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) had a four-goal performance while also adding an assist, three ground balls and a draw control. Eight additional Virginia players also scored goals.
Richmond is coming off a 17-4 season-opening loss at No. 8 Duke. Emily Doyle led the Spiders with two goals and an assist, with Anna Jeszeck and Bailey Zerr also scoring.
Virginia is also coming off a loss to a ranked team, falling 6-5 to No. 5 Northwestern last Saturday (Feb. 14) at the Cobb County Classic in Kennesaw, Ga. Virginia scored three-straight goals to tie the game 5-5 with 15:16 remaining, but Northwestern broke the deadlock on a man-up free position shot with three minutes left in the game.
Senior Daniela Eppler (Baltimore, Md.) scored the first goal of the season for the Cavaliers a mere nine seconds into the campaign. Eppler, who started the 2014 campaign as a defender before switching to playing the midfield, scored 10 goals last season and contributed points in nine of the final 10 games.
Blue, who had an assist in the Northwestern game, snapped a 27-game goal-scoring streak that had dated back to the 2013 season, but has now contributed points in 28-straight games.
Sophomore attacker Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) had a pair of goals against Northwestern, including scoring the game-tying goal in the second half, the first multi-goal game of her career. Reese appeared in six games last season, scoring a goal against Penn State in her first collegiate game and adding a second in the regular-season finale at Virginia Tech. Resse scored her two goals on three shots.
Two first-years made their collegiate debuts against Northwestern. Both midfielder Meghan Heick (Centreville, Va.) and goalie Rachel Vender Kolk (Severna Park, Md.) were in the starting lineup against the Wildcats. Heick won a pair of draw controls. Vender Kolk began her career making six stops.
Virginia continues its stretch of four-straight season-opening road contests on Monday, Feb. 23 when it plays a 6 p.m. game at No. 3 Syracuse, a rematch of last season’s NCAA National Semifinal game. 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.