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March 18, 2016

No. 9 Virginia at No. 5 Notre Dame
Date/Time Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m.
Multimedia/Game Info Live Video ($)
Location South Bend, Ind. | Arlotta Stadium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (4-4, 0-2 ACC) is back on the road as it meets No. 5 Notre Dame (8-1, 2-1 ACC) on Saturday (March 19) at 2 p.m. at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind.

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Virginia will play its third top-5 ranked opponent in four games. The Cavaliers have lost three-straight games, most recently falling to No. 4 North Carolina, 11-10, in double overtime.

Virginia was down 10-6 against the Tar Heels when it mounted a 4-0 run capped off by a free position goal from sophomore Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, the Tar Heels scored with two seconds left on the clock to end the game. Behr led the Cavaliers with three goals, including the game-tying goal to send it to overtime. She also added five draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Junior Posey Valis (Baltimore, Md.) leads the team with 21 points on 20 goals and one assist. Behr, junior Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) and junior Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) each have 19 points. Behr leads the ACC and is ninth in the nation averaging 1.00 free position goals per game.

Virginia and Notre Dame are meeting for just the fourth time in a series that began in 2014. The two teams met twice in 2015, with Notre Dame winning both contests. The Irish defeated the Cavaliers 14-4 in Charlottesville before knocking UVA out of the ACC Tournament with a 7-6 win. UVA’s only win in the series came on April 5, 2014 when the Cavaliers defeated Notre Dame 18-13 in South Bend.

Notre Dame has won three-straight games entering Saturday’s contest, most recently topping No. 7 Princeton 16-11. The lone loss for the Fight Irish came in double overtime against then-No. 11 Louisville. Notre Dame leads the ACC in nine categories and tops the NCAA in points per game (25.44), scoring margin (10.22), scoring offense (16.56) and caused turnovers (15.22). Cortney Fortunato leads the nation in goals (31) and points per game (5.56) and is also the conference leader in assists (19).

Virginia is back at home on Wednesday, March 23 to host in-state foe James Madison at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium before traveling to face No. 13 Duke on Saturday, March 26 in Durham, N.C.

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.

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