April 17, 2018
|No. 12 Virginia hosts No. 4 James Madison|
|Date/Time||Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||– ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Klöckner Stadium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (9-6) hosts its final regular season home game against No. 4 James Madison (13-1) on Wednesday (April 18) at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.
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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.
- Wednesday’s game was originally scheduled to be played on March 21, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
- Virginia will play its 12th game against a ranked opponent. It is the fifth game against a top-five team, as the Cavaliers have gone 1-3 in those games.
- UVA is coming off an 18-10 win at Louisville on Saturday to improve to 4-2 in ACC play.
- The Cavaliers are second in the ACC in free position percentage (.490) and third in caused turnovers per game (8.93) and ground balls per game (18.80).
- Sophomore Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) has scored 13 goals in the last three games and leads UVA with 57 points this season.
- Senior Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.), junior Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) and Mueller have each recorded 11 draw controls in a game this season, which ties for the UVA single-game record.
James Madison has won its last five games, most recently defeating Elon 15-3 on Sunday (April 15). The Dukes are averaging 16.07 goals per game, while allowing 8.21 goals against to rank fourth in the nation in scoring defense. Kristen Gaudian leads the team with 58 points on 47 goals and 11 assists. Haley Warden has a team-high 63 draw controls and 29 ground balls. Goalkeeper Ellie Harmeyer has 47 saves and is eighth in the country with an 8.98 goals against average.
Virginia has a 33-12-1 all-time record against James Madison in a series that dates back to the 1977 season. The Cavaliers are 16-4-1 in games played in Charlottesville and have won six consecutive games over the Dukes. Virginia won at JMU 9-6 last season on March 22, 2017. James Madison’s last win in the series came on April 27 in a game that was postponed. The Dukes won 16-14 in Harrisonburg, Va.
It will be a Sabre Rewards game, with five points available to all students in attendance. There will also be free Qdoba chips and queso along with UVA tumblers for the first 200 students.
Virginia closes out the regular season on Saturday, April 21, at Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash game will be played at 1 p.m. at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va.