CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-8, 2-5 ACC) fell 17-7 to No. 1 North Carolina (14-0, 7-0 ACC) on Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium.
Senior Ashlyn McGovern and freshman Rachel Clark accounted for all seven of UVA’s goals. Clark finished with four and McGovern had three. Ally Mastroianni led North Carolina with four goals.
Virginia led in shots (30-29) and ground balls (13-9). Both teams had eight saves. North Carolina had a 17-10 advantage in draw controls.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Clark sparked the offense with the first goal of the game at 12:39 in the first quarter.
- Freshman Kate Miller drove and found Clark open for a goal as UVA took a 2-1 lead at the 10:56 mark in the first.
- North Carolina went on a 6-0 run over 10 minutes to lead 7-2.
- McGovern scored her first goal of the night to end the first quarter and make it 7-3.
- Clark scored back-to-back goals in the second quarter, but North Carolina scored three in the second to lead 10-5 at the half.
- Virginia scored first to open the second half as McGovern notched her second of the game.
- McGovern completed the hat trick with a goal at 1:08 in the third.
- Virginia was unable to score in the fourth quarter.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“North Carolina is a great team and they were able to capitalize on a lot of our mistakes. I felt like we competed the entire game. Looking at all of the stat lines, you would think this was a one-or-two goal game. The difference was they put their shots on goal, and we didn’t. We did some good things against a really talented team, but clearly not enough. I’m grateful to have a couple more weeks to keep working to get better.”
- Clark has now scored multiple goals in 12 games with hat tricks in 11 of those.
- McGovern has scored multiple goals in 13 games with 11 hat tricks.
- Sophomore Mackenzie Hoeg had two ground balls, two caused turnovers and three draw controls in the midfield.
- Sophomore Aubrey Williams led UVA with four draw controls.
- Junior Kiki Shaw led the team with three ground balls.
Virginia closes the regular season at Virginia Tech on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Blacksburg, Va.