No. 15 Virginia Begins Home Stand with Navy Wednesday
April 11, 2017
|No. 15 Virginia hosts Navy|
|Date/Time||Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||– ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | KlÃƒÆ’Â¶ckner Stadium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-7) begins a three-game home stand on Wednesday when it hosts Navy (9-3) at 7 p.m. at KlÃƒÆ’Â¶ckner Stadium.
The game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra and can be viewed through ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. Links for the stream, as well as live stats, are available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is coming off back-to-back losses to top-five ranked teams, most recently falling at No. 5 Penn State, 12-8. UVA was leading 6-2, but Penn State outscored the Cavaliers 10-2 the remainder of the game.
Sophomore Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) has scored at least one goal in 14-straight games. Jackson currently leads the team with 47 points, scoring 24 goals with 23 assists. The midfielder also leads the ACC with 3.14 ground balls per game.
Junior Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) has scored eight goals in the last three games for UVA, including back-to-back games with hat tricks. She is currently third on the team with 25 goals. Senior Kelly Reese (Severna Park, Md.) leads the way with 33 goals and freshman Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) has 27.
Junior goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.) has had 12 saves in back-to-back games.
UVA and Navy met for the first time in 2015. The Cavaliers have won both of the prior meetings between the schools. Virginia defeated the Midshipmen 15-13 at home in 2015 and won 13-9 in Annapolis in 2016. In last season’s meeting, senior Maggie Preas (Rockville, Md.) won 11 draw draw controls, while Behr scored three goals and senior Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) had two goals with three assists in the win.
Navy has won four-straight games entering Wednesday, including a 20-10 win at Colgate on Saturday. The Midshipmen rank fourth in the nation with 15.75 goals per game and eighth in scoring margin, outscoring opponents by 6.58 goals per game. Navy also ranks sixth in the NCAA with 15.75 draw controls per game. Kelly Larkin leads the way with 55 points (30 goals, 25 assists). Jenna Collins has a team-high 37 goals. Goalkeeper Ingrid Boyum has 56 saves and boasts a 9.03 goals against average.
Virginia will play its final two ACC games at home, starting with Louisville on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. before closing out the regular season with No. 18 Virginia Tech on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at KlÃƒÆ’Â¶ckner Stadium. Both games will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.