No. 11 Virginia Closes Regular Season at Virginia Tech
|No. 11 Virginia at Virginia Tech|
|Date/Time||Friday, April 22, 6 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||Livestats – ESPN3|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Thompson Field|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
April 21, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (8-7, 2-4 ACC) closes out the regular season at Virginia Tech (5-11, 0-6 ACC) on Friday at 6 p.m. at Thompson Field.
Friday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN3 and live stats will be available through links on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia had won three-straight contests before falling to No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday, 17-6. The Cavaliers are averaging 10.47 goals per game. Sophomore Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) is tied for sixth in the ACC with 2.29 goals per game, leading the Cavaliers with 34 on the season.
Behr has scored multiple goals in six-straight games. Junior Posey Valis (Baltimore, Md.) has netted a goal in the last six games, freshman Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) has scored in five consecutive games and junior Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) has a goal in four-straight.
After starting the season 5-2, Virginia Tech has lost its last nine games. The Hokies most recently fell to Boston College, 15-10. Meghan Macera leads VT with 31 points (27 goals, 4 assists), 55 draw controls, 41 ground balls and 37 caused turnovers. VT is averaging 9.00 goals per game, while opponents are scoring 11.50 goals per game.
Virginia and Virginia Tech will meet for the 22nd time in the series. The Cavaliers hold a 20-1 advantage and are 8-1 in games played in Blacksburg. UVA has won three-straight over the Hokies, including a 17-10 win to close out the regular season in 2015. It will be the second year of the Commonwealth Clash. Virginia has a chance to clinch with a win on Friday with one point on the line. The Cavaliers currently lead VT, 10-5.
The game is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. There is also one point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Virginia has a chance to clinch the win for the second-straight year on Friday. The Cavaliers lead Virginia Tech 10-5. Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at TheCommonwealthClash.com.
The ACC Championship will be held April 28-May 1 in Blacksburg, Va. The bracket and seeds will be released after the conclusion of Saturday’s games.