CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (4-4) put together a complete game as it cruised past No. 22 Richmond (5-1) on Wednesday night at Klöckner Stadium.
Nine different players scored goals and UVA’s defense held the Spiders to three goals in the second half. The Cavaliers led in shots (40-31) and draw controls (23-11) and converted 5-of-9 free position shots.
Freshman Rachel Clark led UVA with five goals with one assist and sophomore Jaime Biskup scored four goals. Four players had two goals and three had one goal. Junior Ashley Vernon had 11 saves in goal for the Cavaliers.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Junior Kiki Shaw scored the first goal of the game to give UVA the 1-0 lead. The teams traded goals for the remainder of the first quarter, with Biskup scoring two to give UVA a 3-2 lead after the first.
- Virginia went on an 8-2 run in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter to take an 11-4 lead.
- The Cavaliers had a 4-0 run that included three goals by Clark and a 3-0 run during that span.
- Senior Ashlyn McGovern halted a 3-0 run by Richmond to give UVA a 12-7 lead at the half.
- Senior Braeden Dial and Clark scored goals to open the third quarter. Richmond had back-to-back goals in just over a minute with 4:46 to go in the third.
- UVA held the Spiders without a goal until the 5:32 mark in the fourth quarter, nearly 15 minutes.
- The Cavaliers scored six goals in that span to go up 20-9 before Richmond scored its final goal at 5:32.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“There is nothing better than coming home and having a great opponent midweek, but it is also the scary part about coming home to a great opponent midweek. The team did a great job of handling the pressure and coming out and playing one of our more consistent games to date. Dominating the draw and really taking care of the ball and generating 40 shots. To be able to hit on half of them, that is a lot of people sharing the load. I thought our defense stepped up in the second half to hold a pretty good attack to just three goals in the second half. It feels good, we will enjoy it tonight and get ready for Syracuse tomorrow.”
Virginia hosts No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday, March 12 at noon at Klöckner Stadium.