The No. 9 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-2, 3-2 ACC) picked up a 14-11 win over No. 10 Duke (6-3, 2-3 ACC) on Sunday to split the two-game weekend.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-2, 3-2 ACC) picked up a 14-11 win over No. 10 Duke (6-3, 2-3 ACC) on Sunday to split the two-game weekend.
UVA’s defense came up big in the game, led by redshirt senior goalkeeper Charlie Campbell’s (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) season-high 13 saves. Graduate student Meredith Chapman (Apex, N.C.) had four ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Senior Taylor Regan (Larchmont, N.Y.) paced the offense with a career-high four goals. Juniors Lillie Kloak (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Ashlyn McGovern (Phoenix, Md.) each had two goals and an assist.
Virginia finished with 12 turnovers to 16 for the Blue Devils. Duke had the edge in shots (34-21), draw controls (17-9) and ground balls (15-11).
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia struck first with goals by Kloak and sophomore Kiki Shaw (Owings Mills, Md.) to lead 2-0 at the 23:14 mark. Duke had a 3-0 run before UVA tied it up 3-3 when Kloak found junior Annie Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) for a goal. Senior Chloe Jones (Slingerlands, N.Y.) added a goal before the half, but Duke took a 6-5 lead into halftime.
The Cavaliers opened the second half with back-to-back goals by Regan to lead 6-5. Duke tied it up again, but Regan completed a hat trick in six minutes to keep UVA in front. Duke scored two goals to go ahead 8-7 with 19:46 to play. UVA took control with a 4-0 run over five minutes. Senior Olivia Schildmeyer (Upper Arlington, Ohio) dished it to freshman Morgan Schwab (Fairport, N.Y.) to tie the game. McGovern scored back-to-back goals and Jones added her second of the afternoon as UVA went up 11-8 with 13:15 remaining. The Blue Devils cut it to 11-10, but Shaw scored the game-winner with 7:18 remaining. Kloak and Regan added goals in the final five minutes to secure the victory.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“Charlie Campbell in goal had a great game from the very first shot straight through to the end. What was most exciting was we had a big second half. It had been a while since we had played strong in the second half and to score 10 goals to come up with this win is huge. It took everybody on the field and the sideline, everything we had really to come up with this win against a talented Duke team.”
- Campbell had eight saves in the first half.
- Annie Dyson led the team with three draw controls and Maggie Bostain added two.
- Virginia committed fewer fouls and turnovers.
- Regan had a career-high four goals, her fourth multi-goal game of the season.
- Kloak has scored multiple goals in eight games.
Virginia will travel to James Madison on Friday, March 26 at 5 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Va.