No. 14 Virginia Plays at No. 5 Louisville Saturday
April 15, 2016
|No. 14 Virginia at No. 5 Louisville|
|Date/Time||Saturday, April 16, 12 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||Livestats – Live Video ($)|
|Location||Louisville, Ky. | UofL Lacrosse Stadium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-6, 1-4 ACC) returns to conference play at No. 5 Louisville (12-2, 3-2 ACC) on Saturday (April 16) at noon at UofL Lacrosse Stadium.
Live stats and live video streaming will be available through links on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia has won two-straight games, most recently defeating Navy 13-9 on the road. The Cavaliers took the lead at 3-2 and didn’t trail for the remainder of the game to earn its first road-win of the season. UVA had a solid game all-around, out-shooting Navy 36-24 and picking up 15 ground balls to 12. UVA won the draw battle 15-9, with junior Maggie Preas (Baltimore, Md.) picking up 11 of those.
Sophomore Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) has tallied a hat trick in three consecutive matches and leads UVA with 33 points (30 goals, 3 assists) on the season. The Cavaliers have had at least two players record hat tricks in its last two games with senior Kelly Boyd (Baltimore, Md.) tallying three goals against BC and Navy. Freshman Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) scored a career-high four goals in the win over Boston College.
Louisville is coming off a 15-5 loss to North Carolina last Saturday (April 9). The Cardinals lead the ACC in scoring defense allowing 7.14 goals per game. Kaylin Morissette leads the team with 47 points (31 goals, 16 assists) and Hannah Koloski has a team-best 36 goals on the season. Morissette also leads the ACC in draw controls, averaging 9.57 per game.
The Cavaliers and Cardinals have met once previously, with UVA earning a 17-9 win in Charlottesville last season.
Virginia has three wins over teams ranked in the top-25 this season, with two of those coming against teams in the top five. Louisville also has three wins over top-25 teams. Both UVA and Louisville have sophomore goalkeepers that have been named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. UVA’s Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.) is second in the ACC with 8.00 saves per game, while Louisville’s Brittany Read is third with 7.54 saves per game.
UVA will travel to No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday, April 20 before closing out the regular season at Virginia Tech on Friday, April 22 in a Commonwealth Clash game.