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March 22, 2016

No. 13 Virginia hosts James Madison
Date/Time Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Multimedia/Game Info – Live Video ($)
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium
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The No. 13 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (4-5, 0-3 ACC) returns home to host James Madison (4-5, 0-0 CAA) in a mid-week tilt on Wednesday (March 23) at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.

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Virginia has lost four-straight contests, three coming to top-5 ranked teams. The Cavaliers most recently fell at No. 5 Notre Dame, 16-4. UVA sophomore goalie Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.) made a game-high 15 saves for the Cavaliers on 43 shots by Notre Dame.

Junior Posey Valis (Baltimore, Md.) leads the team with 22 points on 20 goals and two assists. Sophomore Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) and junior Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) each have 20 points. Senior Mary Alati (Glen Ridge, N.J.) leads Virginia with 20 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Vander Kolk is averaging 9.00 saves per game, which leads the conference.

The series between Virginia and James Madison dates back to the 1977 season. UVA leads 31-12-1 overall and is 15-4-1 in games played in Charlottesville. In the last meeting, Virginia topped JMU 14-12 in Harrisonburg, Va., and the Cavaliers have won the last four meetings.

James Madison has won three of its last four games entering Wednesday’s meeting. The Dukes most recently topped Rutgers, 16-11, on the road. Betsy Angel leads JMU with 32 points on the season, 19 goals and 13 assists. Jaci Gordon has a team-best 23 goals for the Dukes. Elena Romesburg has a team-high 23 draw controls and Anne Zabel leads the defense with 13 caused turnovers.

Virginia is back on the road this weekend when it travels to Durham, N.C., to take on No. 15 Duke on Saturday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. The Cavaliers will then host their final home game of the regular season on Saturday, April 2 against Boston College.

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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