No. 8 Virginia Hosts No. 4 Duke on Saturday
|No. 3 Duke (9-0, 3-0 ACC ) at No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (5-4, 0-2 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium|
|Media||| Cavaliers Live Streaming Video ($)|
|Additional Information||Virginia Lacrosse Ticket Information | Season Stats |
Game Notes | 2015 Fact Book | ExperienceUVaWomensLacrosse |
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March 20, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-4, 0-2 ACC) hosts No. 4 Duke (9-0, 3-0 ACC) on Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
The game will stream live online with a paid Cavaliers Live subscription.
Fans attending the game should also be aware that there is a 1 p.m. baseball game that will impact parking. Parking Map
Virginia is coming off back-to-back wins over ranked teams, downing No. 10 Princeton, 18-11, last Saturday (March 14) and earning a 14-12 road win at No. 12 James Madison on Wednesday (March 18). Duke will be the fifth-consecutive ranked opponent the Cavaliers will face during a tough stretch of their schedule. Virginia is 2-3 against top-10 teams this season and 3-4 against top-20 teams. Eight of Virginia’s first 10 games have been against ranked opponents.
Redshirt senior Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) has scored four goals in each of the last two games. Blue leads the team with 31 points, including scoring a team-best 23 goals. Blue also won four draw controls at JMU, which gave her 115 in her career and moved her into the Virginia top-10 in that statistical category. Blue needs four more draws to tie Jamie Haas (1997, 99-01), who is ranked eighth on the list.
Senior Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) also moved onto a Virginia career top-10 list in the James Madison game. Bocklet tallied three assists, giving her 65 in her career, which ties her with Beth Potter (1995-98) in 10th place. Bocklet ranks fifth in the ACC in assists this season, averaging 1.50 assists per game.
Freshman Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) had her fifth-straight multi-goal game at JMU, scoring twice against the Dukes. Behr is tied for second on the team with 16 goals and ranks third among the ACC freshmen with a 2.0 goal-per-game average.
Virginia leads the all-time series against Duke, 20-12. The two teams split a pair of games last season, with the Blue Devils prevailing 16-11 during the regular season and the Cavaliers earning a 7-5 victory in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Both teams have won six times in the last 12 meetings.
The undefeated Blue Devils are currently tied with BC atop the ACC standings, allowing 6.22 goals per game, which is fourth best in the NCAA. Kerrin Maurer leads the team with 37 points, scoring a team-high 20 goals with 17 assists. Freshman midfielder Maddie Crutchfield was named this week’s ACC Defensive Player of the Week after a critical caused turnover in the team’s win at Louisville.
Next week, the Cavaliers play back-to-back road games, playing a midweek game on Wednesday, March 25 at William & Mary at 7 p.m. before returning to conference play with a Saturday, March 28 game at 1 p.m. at Boston College. Virginia returns home on April 1 to host Navy, the first of four-straight home contests to close out the regular season.
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.