April 5, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (8-4) hosts No. 19 Penn State (8-4) on Friday (April 6) at 7 p.m. for Senior Night at Klöckner Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but was moved up due to potential inclement weather.
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The game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra. Links for live stats and the live stream are available on VirginiaSports.com.
- Virginia will honor its five seniors prior to the game. The group of Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.), Lilly DiNardo (Salisbury, Md.), Ana Hagerup (Washington, D.C.), Daniela Kelly (Rumson, N.J.) and Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.) have appeared in a total of 254 games.
- Behr needs just one goal to move into the top 10 all-time at UVA in career goals. The midfielder is currently tied for eighth with 127 draw controls.
- Vander Kolk ranks third all-time with 507 career saves.
- DiNardo, Hagerup and Kelly have each scored multiple goals in games this season.
- UVA is coming off a 15-8 loss at No. 2 Maryland on Wednesday.
- Penn State has won its last two games, including an 18-10 win over Ohio State on Saturday (March 31).
- The Nittany Lions are averaging 15.75 goals per game, while allowing 11.67 goals against.
- Maria Auth leads the team with 42 points on 36 goals and six assists, while Madison Carter has a team-high 40 goals.
- Carter also leads the team with 83 draw controls, ranking 10th in the nation with 6.92 draws per game.
- Kelly Daggett paces the defense with 24 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers. Goalkeeper Lucy Lowe has 68 saves with a 11.31 goals against average.
This will be the 40th meeting between UVA and Penn State. The Cavaliers have a 21-18 edge in the series. Virginia trails 11-10 in games played in Charlottesville. In the most recent meeting, Penn State won 12-8 in State College, Pa. The last time the two teams met in Charlottesville, UVA won 16-13 on February 27, 2016.
Friday will be a Sabre Rewards event with free Qdoba chips & queso for the first 200 students.
Virginia will be on the road for two games next week, traveling to Navy on Wednesday, April 11 and Louisville on Saturday, April 14.