No. 5 Virginia Plays at William & Mary on Wednesday
|No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (6-4, 1-2 ACC) at William & Mary (4-4, 0-0 CAA)|
|Date and Time||Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 p.m.|
|Location||Williamsburg, Va. | Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field|
|Media||Live Stats | Live Streaming Video|
|Additional Information||Virginia Lacrosse Ticket Information | Season Stats |
2015 Fact Book | Game Notes
|Social Media||@UVAWomensLax Twitter | UVaWomensLax Instagram | Facebook|
March 24, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (6-4, 1-2 ACC) plays at William & Mary (4-4, 0-0 CAA) on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg, Va.
The game will stream live online through the Tribe athletics’ website.
After three-straight wins over ranked opponents, including Saturday’s 13-10 victory over previously-undefeated No. 4 Duke, Virginia moved up to No. 5 in this week’s IWLCA Coaches Poll. It is the highest regular-season ranking for the Cavaliers since March 2, 2011, when they were also ranked fifth. Virginia was ranked No. 4 in the final 2014 poll, but did not rise any higher than No. 6 during the regular season.
Senior attacker Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) was named the ACC Co-Player of the week after scoring four goals with an assist against Duke, her first career conference player of the week honor. Bocklet, who also scored a goal with three assists at JMU, was also named the Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week. Bocklet is currently third in the ACC in assists, averaging 1.6 per game.
Senior attacker Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) scored three goals against the Blue Devils, her third hat trick in the last four games. Swan’s third goal was the 100th of her career, making her the second Cavalier this season to reach that benchmark. Swan is tied for 10th in the ACC with 33 points this season on 18 goals and 15 assists with her 1.5 assists per game ranking fourth in the conference.
Redshirt senior attacker Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) is tied with Swan for 10th in the ACC with 33 points, scoring a team-leading 24 goals with nine assists. Blue has 116 career goals, nine shy of tying Cyn Mathes (1988-91) for 10th place on the Virginia career goals-scored list.
Virginia leads the all-time series against William & Mary, 30-17-1, and has won the last 13 meetings. Virginia won last season’s meeting, 22-9.
After starting the season with four losses, William & Mary has won its last four games. The Tribe is scoring 11.75 goals per game, which ranks third in the CAA and 36th in the NCAA.
Ellen Shaffrey, the reigning CAA Player of the Week, leads the team with 20 points, scoring a team-high eighteen goals with two assists. Abby Corkum is averaging 1.86 assists per game, which is 2nd in the CAA.
Since 2007, Virginia has only lost four times to unranked opponents, going 52-4 in that span against teams not ranked in the IWLCA Top-20.
Virginia returns to conference play with a Saturday, March 28 game at 1 p.m. at No. 2 Boston College, before returning home on Wednesday, April 1 to host Navy at 6 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, 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.