CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (2-0) remains on the road for a mid-week matchup with in-state foe Richmond (1-0) on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Robins Stadium. The game was originally slated for Wednesday, Feb. 20, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
HOW TO WATCH
The game will be streamed on ESPN+ with links for the stream and live stats on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also follow along on @UVAWomensLax Twitter.
- Virginia is coming off an 11-4 win at Elon on Saturday.
- The Cavaliers have had a least six players notch a goal in each of the first two contests.
- Sophomore Ashlyn McGovern (Phoenix, Md.) recorded her first career hat trick at Elon. The Cavaliers have had three different players with hat tricks.
- Seniors Avery Shoemaker (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) lead the Cavaliers with nine points each. Shoemaker has a team-high six goals with three assists, while Jackson has a team-best seven assists and two goals.
- Senior Allison Shields (Phoenix, Md.) has recorded three caused turnovers in each of the first two games and leads the team with seven ground balls.
UVA vs. RICHMOND
- UVA is 38-3-1 in the series with Richmond that dates back to the 1976 season, having met every year but one dating back to the opener.
- The Cavaliers have won the last 12 meetings, including a 15-7 win in Charlottesville in 2018.
- Virginia is 16-2-1 in games played in Richmond.
- The last game at Richmond came down to the final minutes, with junior Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) scoring two goals in the final minute to propel Virginia to the win.
- Richmond’s last win in the series was March 1, 2006 in Richmond, when the Spiders won 8-7.
- Richmond defeated Campbell 15-8 in its season opener last Saturday (Feb. 16).
- The Spiders were led by Mia Castagnero’s four goals, with three players adding three goals apiece. Megan Gianforte had 10 saves in the net.
- Richmond was 2018 A-10 Tournament Champions and made it to the NCAA First Round. The Spiders return six starters from a year ago.
- Marissa Brown is the top returning scorer for Richmond, finishing with 79 points in 2018.
- Richmond also returns A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, Julie Ball.
Virginia will host No. 9 Princeton on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.