No. 7 Virginia Plays at No. 3 Syracuse on Monday
|No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (1-1) at No. 3 Syracuse (3-0)|
|Date and Time||Monday, Feb. 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m.|
|Location||Syracuse, N.Y. | Carrier Dome|
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Feb. 22, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (1-1) plays at No. 3 Syracuse (3-0) on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.
Virginia owns an 11-6 edge in the series. From 2005-2011, Virginia won seven-straight games between the two teams, but Syracuse has won the last five meetings, including a 16-8 victory in last season’s NCAA semifinals.
Syracuse is 3-0 this season with a pair of wins over Canisius and an 18-10 victory over No. 19 Denver. The Orange are averaging 19.3 goals per game. Kayla Traynor has 11 goals this season and Kailah Kempney has won 28 draw controls.
Virginia rebounded from its season-opening 6-5 loss to No. 5 Northwestern with a 14-6 victory at Richmond. Virginia scored six-straight goals in the second half to put the game out of reach. UVa won all eight draw controls in the first half and finished with a 14-8 edge. Redshirt senior Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) had a hat trick and two assists for five points. Junior Mary Alati (Glen Ridge, N.J.) also scored three goals, on four shots, the first hat trick of her career. Freshman Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) made her collegiate debut against Richmond, scoring her first career goal.
Senior Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) won three draw controls at Richmond, bringing her career total to 194. She is one draw shy of tying Lauren Aumiller (2000-03) for second place in the Cavalier career draw control list.
Blue comes into the Syracuse game with 95 career goals, five shy of hitting the century mark.
Virginia plays five of its first six games on the road. The Cavaliers face four top-10 teams in the first six games, all on the road, including the season-opener against No. 5 Northwestern in the Cobb County Classic game in Kennesaw, Ga., and Monday’s game at No. 3 Syracuse.
Virginia travels to No. 10 Penn State, playing Saturday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. before returning to Charlottesville for the home opener against Harvard on Tuesday, March 3 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.