Maggie Jackson and Avery Shoemaker scored four goals apiece as the Cavaliers picked up a road win at Penn State.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (10-5) picked up a 16-13 victory at Penn State (5-7) on Sunday (April 7) at Panzer Stadium in University Park, Pa.
Seniors Avery Shoemaker (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) led the Cavaliers’ attack with four goals apiece. Junior goalkeeper Charlie Campbell (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) made 13 saves. Kayla Brisolari led the Nittany Lions with four goals while their goalkeeper, Taylor Suplee, logged 12 saves. Penn State outshot Virginia, 36-34.
HOW IT HAPPENED
In a game that featured eight ties, the Cavaliers held the early advantage, scoring the first three goals of the game to take a 3-0 lead five minutes into the contest. Penn State answered with a 3-0 run of its own. The Nittany Lions took their first lead of the game 31 second into the second half, going up 8-7, but Jackson responded by scoring back-to-back goals in a minute span to put UVA back ahead. Penn State held a 13-12 advantage with nine minutes remaining, but an unassisted goal from Angie Loynaz (Cos Cob, Conn.) tied the game at 13. Shoemaker pushed the Cavaliers out to a 14-13 lead after scoring on a free position shot with six minutes left in the game. Junior Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) and Shoemaker added a pair of insurance goals to secure the victory for the Cavaliers.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“This was obviously a really important game to have won. It was so tight every minute, every stretch. It was one of those games where everything we did mattered, and we didn’t do everything that well. But at the end, we were the team who managed the late run. We were very lucky and fortunate and I am excited to have come up with this win.”
- Virginia finished the game on a 4-0 run, holding Penn State scoreless for the final 9:25 of the game
- Virginia held an 11-4 advantage in draw controls in the first half, but Penn State held a 10-6 edge in the second half
- Sophomore Ashlyn McGovern (Phoenix, Md.) had her fifth hat trick of the season, scoring three goals
- Avery Shoemaker had her seventh hat trick of the year and Maggie Jackson tallied her fourth
- Jackson won 10 draw controls, the most by a Cavalier in a single game this season
- Sammy Mueller had four points with two goals and two assists
- Angie Loynaz scored a pair of goals
- Freshman Lillie Kloak (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored a goal and had an assist
- Senior Kaitlin Luzik (Alexandria, Va.) caused two turnovers and picked up three ground balls
Virginia closes out the last two weeks of the regular season at home, hosting Louisville on Saturday, April 13 at noon and Virginia Tech