PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 13 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (1-0) outscored No. 14 Stanford (0-1) 10-5 in the second half to win 14-11 on Friday night at Cagan Stadium.
UVA had eight different goal scorers, led by graduate student Ashlyn McGovern’s four goals. Sophomore Rachel Clark and senior Jaime Biskup had hat tricks. Junior Morgan Schwab led the Cavaliers with three assists.
Senior Ashley Vernon made seven saves in the net. The Cavaliers led in shots (36-23) and caused turnovers (9-8). Both teams had 14 draw controls.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Stanford scored the first three goals of the game.
- Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern scored her first of the game to put UVA on the board.
- Sophomore Rachel Clark found senior Jaime Biskup for a goal to cut it to 3-2.
- Clark then scored her first just 21 seconds after a Stanford goal as UVA still trailed by one at the end of the first quarter.
- McGovern scored her second in the second quarter but it was the only goal for UVA as Stanford took a 6-4 lead into the half.
- Biskup and McGovern combined for the first two goals of the second half and Biskup added her third with 6:37 to go in the third quarter to tie the game 7-7.
- Junior Morgan Schwab made a move around the net to find space and score as UVA took its first lead of the game, 8-7.
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- Virginia took a 9-8 lead after graduate student Courtlynne Caskin scored her first to end the third quarter.
- Stanford tied it up 9-9 before Clark scored against 23 seconds later and Schwab found McGovern to put the Cavaliers ahead 11-9.
- Senior Kiki Shaw scored after Stanford cut it back to one to give UVA a 12-10 lead with 6:13 to play.
- Clark reached her hat trick after a three seconds call gave UVA an 8-meter and a 13-11 lead.
- Junior Maggie Bostain led UVA with three caused turnovers.
- Junior Aubrey Williams had a team-high five draw controls and junior Devon Whitaker added four draws.
Virginia will play UC Davis on Sunday (Feb. 12) at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET at Palo Alto High School.