CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team (9-9) extended its streak to 26-consecutive NCAA Tournament selections with an at-large bid for the 2022 NCAA Championships.
The Cavaliers will play USC on Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C. The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the NCAA Second Round to face No. 1 seed North Carolina (18-0) on Sunday, May 15. Both games will be streamed on ESPN+.
Ticket information will be available at goheels.com.
Virginia is coming off a 20-12 loss to Boston College in the ACC Semifinals. UVA defeated Syracuse 18-14 in the ACC Quarterfinals. The Cavaliers had five players named to the All-ACC Teams and two selected to the ACC All-Tournament team. Senior Ashlyn McGovern and freshman Rachel Clark earned the all-tournament selections after leading UVA with 18 points in its ACC Tournament run.
Friday’s game will be the first meeting between Virginia and USC. Under 10th-year head coach Lindsey Munday, the 16th-ranked Trojans claimed a share of the Pac-12’s regular-season title (Stanford) and reached the semifinal of the Pac-12 Tournament. Graduate Kelsey Huff was named the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year for the second season in a row, and junior Olivia Dooley was chosen as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Virginia has earned an NCAA bid in each of the 26 seasons under Myers the tournament has been played.
This will be Virginia’s 33rd overall trip to the NCAA Championship, ranking third in the nation with 66 tournament games played. UVA owns a 37-29 record in NCAA tournament games.