March 30, 2018
|No. 7 Virginia hosts No. 3 Boston College|
|Date/Time||Saturday, March 31, 12 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||– ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (8-2, 3-1 ACC) returns to Atlantic Coast Conference play as it hosts No. 3 Boston College (12-0, 3-0 ACC) on Saturday at noon at Klöckner Stadium.
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The game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra. Links for the video stream and live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com.
Saturday is a Sabre Rewards game, with free Papa John’s pizza for the first 200 students in attendance. There will also be an egg hunt for children in attendance during halftime of the game.
It is a double-header with Virginia men’s lacrosse. Fans can enter both games with the purchase of a single ticket for either contest. The men’s game will begin at 3 p.m., or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s game.
Virginia will play its eighth ranked opponent this season. UVA is 5-2 in games against teams ranked in the top 25. The Cavaliers are coming off an 18-8 win over Canisius on Wednesday night. UVA leads the nation in shots per game (36.10). The Cavaliers lead the ACC in ground balls per game (19.60) and free position percentage (.557).
Junior Maggie Jackson is first in the league in ground balls per game (3.10). Sophomore Sammy Mueller is second in the league in free position goals per game (1.10) and is third in free position percentage (.611). Junior Avery Shoemaker has scored three or more goals in four straight games, including three consecutive four-goal games. Shoemaker is fourth in the ACC with 3.11 goals per game.
Boston College enters the weekend leading the nation in scoring offense (17.00 goals per game) and is second in points per game (23.82). The Eagles top the ACC in scoring defense, allowing just 8.83 goals per game. They also lead in scoring margin (8.17) and shots on goal per game (26.75). BC is second in the conference in draw controls per game (16.67). Sam Apuzzo leads the nation with 52 goals and 76 points this season. Apuzzo also tops the conference in shot percentage (.675) and is second in draw controls per game (5.92) and assists per game (2.00).Dempsey Arsenault is third in the ACC and 14th nationally with 35 goals. Goalkeeper Lauren Daly is averaging 7.42 saves per game, while allowing 8.96 goals against.
Virginia leads the all-time series 13-3 against Boston College. The Cavaliers had won three straight meetings before the Eagles won 17-10 last season at Boston College. UVA is 9-0 vs. BC in games played in Charlottesville. The previous three games between the teams in Charlottesville have been decided by two goals or less.
Virginia will be on the road for a mid-week game at No. 2 Maryland on Wednesday, April 4. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and be televised on ESPNU.