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March 8, 2016

No. 7 Virginia at Loyola
Date/Time Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m.
Multimedia/Game Info Live Video ($)
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (4-2, 0-1 ACC) is back on the road for a mid-week game at Loyola (1-4, 0-0 Patriot League) on Wednesday (March 9) at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Md.

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The Cavaliers are 2-0 in mid-week games this season with wins over Richmond, 18-12, and William & Mary, 16-8, at home. This will be the first Wednesday game on the road.

Virginia looks to rebound after falling to then-No. 2 Syracuse on Saturday, 14-8, to snap a three-game win streak. The Cavaliers trailed 8-3 early in the second half, when they used a 5-2 run to cut the deficit to two, but Syracuse did not allow another goal and finished on a 4-0 run to take the win. Sophomore Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) led UVA with three goals.

Junior Posey Valis (Baltimore, Md.) leads the team with 18 points on 17 goals and one assist, while juniors Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) and Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) each have 17 points on the season. Junior Maggie Preas (Rockville, Md.) and Behr lead with 14 draw controls. Senior Mary Alati (Glen Ridge, N.J.) has 14 ground balls and eight caused turnovers.

It is the 35th meeting between UVA and Loyola. The Cavaliers lead the series 23-10-1 and are 11-4 in games played in Baltimore. Loyola won last year’s meeting in overtime, 13-12, at Klöckner Stadium. It will be a homecoming for a large portion of UVA’s roster, with 10 players from the state of Maryland.

Loyola has lost two-straight games, most recently falling to Penn State 11-8 on the road. The Greyhounds have faced four top-20 teams this season, going 1-3 in those games with an 8-7 double overtime win at then-No. 16 Johns Hopkins. Maddy Blakeman leads the offense with 10 points (7 goals, 3 assists). Maddy Lesher, a two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, leads the defense with 12 ground balls.

Virginia will return to ACC play when it hosts No. 4 North Carolina on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium before traveling to No. 7 Notre Dame Saturday, March 19.

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