April 20, 2018
|No. 12 Virginia at No. 14 Virginia Tech|
|Date/Time||Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m.|
|Multimedia/Game Info||Live stats – ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Lane Stadium|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (9-7, 4-2 ACC) will close its regular season at No. 14 Virginia Tech (11-5, 4-2 ACC) on Saturday (April 21) at 1 p.m. at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., in a Commonwealth Clash game.
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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 play its 13th game against a ranked opponent. The Cavaliers are 5-7 against ranked opponents this season. UVA is coming off a 15-10 loss to No. 4 James Madison on Wednesday.
- The Cavaliers are second in the ACC in free position percentage (.491) and third in caused turnovers per game (8.88) and ground balls per game (19.90).
- Senior Kasey Behr scored three goals against JMU to move into a tie for eighth all-time at UVA with 138 career goals.
- Junior Maggie Jackson ranks first in the ACC in ground balls per game (2.94), fifth in draw controls per game (5.38) and sixth in assists per game (1.38).
- Sophomore Sammy Mueller is second in the ACC in free position goals per game (1.06), sixth in goals per game (2.88) and sixth in points per game (3.69).
Virginia Tech is coming off a 9-7 loss at No. 2 Boston College on Saturday, April 7. The Hokies are averaging 12.29 goals per game, while allowing 10.44 goals against. Paige Petty leads the Hokies with 48 points on 42 goals and six assists. Petty leads the ACC in free position goals per game (1.07). Tristan McGinley is second on the team with 42 points, while leading with 75 draw controls. Goalkeeper Meagh Graham has 110 saves with a 10.65 goals against average.
This will be the 24th meeting between Virginia and Virginia Tech. UVA has a 22-1 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1997. The Cavaliers edged the Hokies 6-5 in the last meeting on April 22, 2017. Virginia is 9-1 in games played in Blacksburg, Va. The only win for VT came on April 7, 2012. The Hokies won 10-9.
The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.
Virginia will compete in the 2018 ACC Championship that runs April 27-29 in Durham, N.C. Brackets and seeds will be announced following this weekend’s games.