Virginia Hosts Princeton on Saturday
|No. 10 Princeton Tigers (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) at No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (3-3, 0-2 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4:00 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium|
|Media||| Cavaliers Live Streaming Video ($)|
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March 13, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (3-4, 0-2 ACC) hosts No. 10 Princeton (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) on Saturday, March 14 at 4 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
Please note that this game was originally scheduled for a 3 p.m. start time but was later changed to 4 p.m.
Virginia is trying to snap a two-game losing skid, after falling to No. 16 Loyola, 13-12, in overtime on Wednesday night, the third time this season that Virginia has lost a one-goal game and suffering a 10-7 setback at No. 2 North Carolina last Saturday (March 7).
Senior Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) contributed six points in the Loyola game, scoring three goals with three assists, the second time this season she had six or more points in a game. Swan leads the Cavaliers with 25 points on 11 goals and a team-high 14 assists.
Redshirt senior Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) had her fourth hat trick of the season against Loyola. Blue is tied for the team lead with junior Kelly Boyd (Baltimore, Md.) with 15 goals and ranks second with 22 points. Blue, who won four draw controls against the Greyhounds, needs five draw controls to tie Elaina Maddox (1984-87) for 10th place on the Virginia career draw list.
Freshman Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) followed up her back-to-back hat tricks against Harvard and North Carolina by scoring two goals against Loyola. Behr has scored 10 goals this season, one of five Cavaliers to score double-digit goals.
Virginia leads the all-time series against Princeton, 18-16. The two teams played twice in 2014. In the first meeting, an unranked Princeton squad upset No. 6 Virginia, 15-13, in New Jersey. The two teams met again in the NCAA Tournament second round in Charlottesville with UVa holding on for a 13-11 victory. The two teams have twice met with the national championship on the line with Princeton defeating UVa in the 2003 NCAA title game and the Cavaliers returning the favor in 2004, downing the Tigers to win the program’s third NCAA Championship.
Princeton defeated Loyola in its home opener, 10-8, and followed up with wins over Drexel and Georgetown before taking down Dartmouth, 8-5, in their Ivy League opener last Saturday (March 7). The Tiger defense has not allowed an opponent to score in double-digits this season and is allowing just 6.00 goals per game, which ranks sixth in the nation. Goalkeeper Ellie DeGarmo has a 63.0 save percentage, which ranks second in the nation. Olivia Hompe leads the team with 24 points, scoring a team-high 11 goals with three assists.
Virginia is 1-3 against top-10 teams this season and 1-4 against top-20 teams. Five of Virginia’s first eight games are against top-10 opponents.
Virginia travels to No. 15 James Madison for a mid-week game on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. The Cavaliers will be back at home on Saturday, March 21 to host No. 4 Duke at 1 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium
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.