CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (8-7, 3-7 ACC) fell 20-15 to Virginia Tech (5-10, 1-8 ACC) on Saturday at Klöckner Stadium.
Freshmen Mackenzie Hoeg (Mattituck, N.Y.) and Morgan Schwab (Fairport, N.Y.) led UVA with three goals each. Sophomore Jaime Biskup (Manorville, N.Y.) had three points with two goals and one assist. Redshirt junior Ashlyn McGovern (Phoenix, Md.) and junior Annie Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) each had two goals.
Redshirt senior Charlie Campbell (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) had 11 saves. Both teams finished with 13 ground balls. Virginia Tech led in shots (41-26) and draw controls (21-16). UVA led in caused turnovers (7-5). Paige Petty led VT with six goals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia fell behind early after a 6-0 run for Virginia Tech to start the game. Virginia was on the board at the 20:07 mark when Hoeg scored her first goal of the game. The Hokies scored two then senior Chloe Jones (Slingerlands, N.Y.) found Schwab for a goal at the 15:12 mark. Virginia Tech took a 10-2 lead before Dyson scored to make it 10-3. Senior Olivia Schildmeyer (Upper Arlington, Ohio) scored on the assist from sophomore Riley Hoeg (Mattituck, N.Y.) to make it 11-4 and M. Hoeg scored with the assist from Biskup just before the half as UVA trailed 13-5.
After a goal for VT, Jones assisted McGovern to make it 14-6. Dyson and Schwab had back-to-back goals as UVA cut it to 15-8 with 21:43 to play. VT scored twice before UVA went on a 4-1 run. Junior Lillie Kloak (Ridgewood, N.J.), M. Hoeg, Biskup and McGovern all scored in the run to cut it to 18-12 with 10:44 remaining. VT scored then UVA had goals from Biskup and sophomore Kiki Shaw (Owings Mills, Md.) to make it 19-14. The Hokies scored once more, and Schwab completed her hat trick with 30 seconds left.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“Virginia Tech came hungry for a win and they played better than we did from really the start of the game to the very end. We made a lot of unforced turnovers and Virginia Tech was able to capitalize. They were able to build a lead and keep that lead, a lot of credit goes to them.”
- Mackenzie Hoeg’s three goals were a career high.
- Schwab had her third hat trick of the season.
- McGovern had multiple goals for the eighth time.
- Biskup’s three points were a career high.
- Dyson led UVA with three ground balls and three draw controls and scored multiple goals for the sixth time.
- Chapman had two caused turnovers and two ground balls.
Virginia will be the 6-seed in the 2021 ACC Championship and will play No. 3 seed Boston College (12-2, 8-2 ACC) on Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.