No. 8 Virginia Plays at No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday
|No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (3-2, 0-1 ACC) at No. 2 North Carolina (5-1, 0-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, March 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m.|
|Location||Chapel Hill, N.C. | Fetzer Field|
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March 6, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (3-2, 0-1 ACC) plays at No. 2 North Carolina (5-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina leads the all-time series with Virginia, 20-13. Carolina has won 10 of the last 11 and 11 of the last 13 installments in the series, but Virginia won the most recent meeting in the 2014 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in Chapel Hill. Carolina leads the series, 11-4, against UVa in games played in Chapel Hill.
The Carolina game is the final in tough season-opening stretch for the Cavaliers in which they have played five of their first six games on the road and have faced four top-10 teams, all on the road. All three of the previous games this season against top-10 opponents have been decided by one goal, with UVa defeating No. 9 Penn State, 16-15, but falling to No. 5 Northwestern, 6-5, and No. 3 Syracuse, 14-13.
Virginia is coming off a 13-9 victory over Harvard on Tuesday afternoon. Down 8-5 to the Crimson 3:16 into the second half, the Cavaliers finished the game on an 8-1 run that included four goals from junior Kelly Boyd (Baltimore, Md.) and two from senior Liza Blue (Butler, Md.).
Freshman Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) had a hat trick against the Crimson, the first of her career.
Boyd’s four-goal performance against Harvard was the second time in the last three games that she scored four goals, matching her tally at Syracuse.
Blue, who snapped a streak of 27-straight games in which she had scored a goal in the Northwestern game, has scored at least two goals in each of the last four games, including tallying three hat tricks. Blue has contributed points in 32-straight games, a streak that dates back to the 2013 season.
Blue and Boyd are tied for the team lead with 11 goals apiece. Senior Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) leads the team with 19 points, scoring eight goals with a team-high 11 assists. Swan also paces the team with 22 draw controls while Blue is second with 15.
Virginia will play three of its next four games at home at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, beginning by hosting No. 14 Loyola on Wednesday, March 11 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.