WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-0) scored seven unanswered goals in the second half to win 16-8 at William & Mary (2-1) on Tuesday evening at Martin Family Stadium in Williamsburg, Va.
Four players finished with hat tricks in the win. Senior Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) had six points on three goals and three assists to lead the Cavaliers. Senior Avery Shoemaker (Wyndmoor, Pa.), sophomore Ashlyn McGovern (Phoenix, Md.) and freshman Lillie Kloak (Ridgewood, N.J.) each added three goals.
The Cavaliers outscored William & Mary 10-4 in the second half and held the Tribe without a goal until the 10:29 mark.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia was on the board first with a free position goal by Jackson. After William & Mary tied it up, UVA took a 2-1 lead on a free position goal by Kloak. The Tribe tied it up again, then Shoemaker caused a turnover at midfield that Jackson picked up and ran down for the score to put UVA ahead 3-2. The Cavaliers took a 4-2 lead on Kloak’s second free position. William & Mary cut it back to one before Jackson and Kloak completed their hat tricks in the first half to give UVA a 6-3 lead. The Tribe scored before the half as UVA took a 6-4 lead into the break.
The Cavaliers came out strong in the second half with a 7-0 run. Shoemaker scored, and McGovern had back-to-back goals in 17 seconds then added a third to give UVA a 10-4 lead. Freshman Grayson Offutt (Arlington, Va.) scored with the assist from Jackson and Shoemaker added two more in the run. The teams traded goals to close the game.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“I give William & Mary a lot of credit for playing a strong first half and really never going away in the second half. We struggled on the draw control in the first half. We made a couple of changes. Anna Hauser came in off the bench and made a huge difference, just put the ball in different places and all of a sudden, we are back in the game winning draw controls. Our subs made a difference when they were in the game. They found ways to contribute and played solid, which is great to see. It was nice to pick up a win in the middle of the week.”
- Virginia opened the season 5-0 for the second consecutive year.
- Junior Anna Hauser (Baltimore, Md.) took over the draw controls in the second half as UVA had a 9-6 advantage. Hauser also added a goal.
- Mueller and sophomore Halle Graham (Rockville, Md.) each led UVA with three draw controls.
- Senior Allison Shields (Phoenix, Md.) had a team-high three caused turnovers, her third game with three caused turnovers this season.
- Senior Kaitlin Luzik (Alexandria, Va.) led the Cavaliers with five ground balls and added two caused turnovers.
- Junior Charlie Campbell (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) had seven saves and four ground balls.
- Senior Angie Loynaz (Cos Cobb, Conn.) scored a goal and senior Emily McBride (Lititz, Pa.) had an assist.
Virginia opens ACC play on the road at No. 4 Syracuse on Saturday, March 2 at 4 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.