No. 4 Virginia Hosts No. 17 Notre Dame on Saturday
|No. 17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-5, 1-3 ACC ) at No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers (9-4, 2-2 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:00 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃ¶ckner Stadium|
|Media||| Cavaliers Live Streaming Video ($)|
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Game Notes | 2015 Fact Book | ExperienceUVaWomensLacrosse
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April 3, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 4 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (9-4, 2-2 ACC) hosts No. 17 Notre Dame (6-5, 1-3 ACC) on Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium.
Live streaming video of the game will be available online on VirginiaSports.com as part of the Cavaliers Live subscription package. Live statistics (GameTracker) will also be available. The video and live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
After the game, there will be a free egg hunt on the lower grass practice field for the first 200 youth in 8th grade and under. The Virginia promotions staff will provide bags for the participants and divide youth by ages (5 and under, 6-10, 11-13).
The Cavaliers have won six-straight games, including knocking off previously-undefeated No. 2 Boston College, 15-13, last Saturday (March 28) on the road, one week after downing previously-undefeated No. 4 Duke, 13-10, in Charlottesville (March 21). Virginia moved up to No. 4 in this week’s IWLCA Coaches’ Poll, the program’s highest in-season ranking since 2010. The six-game win streak is also the team’s longest since winning seven games in a row during the 2010 campaign.
In Wednesday’s 15-13 victory over Navy, the Cavaliers senior attack trio of Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.), Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) and Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) combined to score 11 of UVa’s 15 goals. Swan scored four goals with two assists, her second-straight game contributing six points. Blue also scored four goals, her third-straight game scoring at least a hat trick. Bocklet scored three goals, her fourth-straight game scoring at least a hat trick.
Senior defender Morgan Stephens (Olney, Md.) won a career-high nine draw controls against the Midshipmen while also causing a pair of turnovers.
Notre Dame will be the ninth ranked team the Cavaliers have faced this season in 14 games. Virginia is 4-4 against top-20 squads this season, including three wins over top-10 squads.
This is the second-ever meeting between the Cavaliers and the Fighting Irish. Last season, Virginia earned a 13-8 road victory, leading the entire game. Notre Dame leads the ACC and is fourth in the nation, averaging 11.27 caused turnovers per game. The Irish have the top-four players in the ACC in caused turnovers: Barbara Sullivan (1st, 1.91), Casey Pearsall (2nd, 1.55), Cortney Fortunato (T3rd, 1.27) and Stephanie Peragallo (T3rd, 1.27). Fortunato leads the team with 46 points on 34 goals and 12 assists, ranking second in the ACC with 4.18 points per game.
Next week, Virginia takes on No. 10 Louisville on Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium and then closes out the regular-season on Friday, April 17 when it hosts Virginia Tech at 6 p.m.