CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 seed Virginia women’s lacrosse team (13-6) faces No. 3 seed North Carolina (16-3) in the 2019 NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday, May 18 at noon at UNC Lacrosse and Soccer Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
HOW TO WATCH
The game will be streamed live on ESPN3. Links for live stats and the live stream will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
- Virginia topped Navy 15-12 on Sunday to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2014.
- Junior Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) led the Cavaliers with eight points on six goals and two assists. Mueller also had four draws, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
- The Cavaliers are 7-6 in games against ranked opponents this season, with wins over No. 13 Navy, No. 9 Princeton, No. 10 Loyola, No. 7 JMU, No. 13 Duke, No. 22 Virginia Tech and No. 14 Navy.
- Virginia is averaging 13.42 goals per game and 10.89 goals against.
- Senior Avery Shoemaker (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and Mueller lead the Cavaliers with nine hat tricks each this season.
- Junior goalkeeper Charlie Campbell (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) paces the ACC with 169 saves.
VIRGINIA vs. NORTH CAROLINA
- This will be the second meeting between Virginia and North Carolina in the 2019 season.
- The two teams met on March 9, 2019 in Chapel Hill, N.C., in a closely contested game that came down to the final seconds as UNC won, 13-12.
- North Carolina leads the all-time series, 26-13.
- UVA is 4-13 in games played in Chapel Hill.
- The two teams have met nine times the NCAA Tournament, with UNC leading 7-2 in those games.
- The last time the teams met in the NCAA Tournament was in the second round in 2017. UNC took the win, 23-12, in Chapel Hill.
- The Cavaliers’ last win at North Carolina was in the NCAA quarterfinals, when they won 10-9 to advance to the Final Four.
- North Carolina has won seven consecutive games, including winning the ACC Championship.
- The Tar Heels knocked off 1-seed Boston College, 15-13, in the championship game.
- North Carolina advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals after defeating Florida 15-11.
- UNC leads the NCAA in turnovers per game (11.00), ranks third in saves percentage (.536) and is seventh in assists per game (7.95).
- Katie Hoeg is third in the NCAA in assists (65), Taylor Moreno is fourth nationally in save percentage (.528) and Jamie Ortega is 11th in the nation with 100 points (73 goals, 27 assists).
The winner of Saturday’s game will advance to the NCAA Final Four hosted by Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md., to play the winner of 2-seed Boston College and 7-seed Princeton. The semifinal games will be played on May 24 with the championship held on May 26.