CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern matched her career-high with seven goals to lead the No. 10 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-0, 2-0 ACC) to a 16-7 win over Clemson (4-2, 0-2 ACC) on a rainy Friday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium.
McGovern scored the first four goals of the second quarter to pace UVA’s 6-0 run in the first half. Virginia outscored Clemson 7-1 in the second quarter to take a 9-3 lead in the half.
Junior Morgan Schwab scored three goals and added two assists for five points on the game. Senior Ashley Vernon made 11 saves in goal for the Cavaliers, making four saves in the first quarter.
UVA led in shots (36-27), draw controls (15-12) and ground balls (22-14). Both teams had eight caused turnovers. Emma Tilson led the Tigers with three goals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Junior Mackenzie Hoeg scored the first goal of the game. Clemson scored two straight goals to go ahead 2-1.
- Sophomore Rachel Clark scored to start UVA’s 6-0 run that included four goals by McGovern.
- Senior Jaime Biskup added two goals and Schwab had one in the first half.
- Schwab scored again to open the second.
- McGovern scored the next three for the Cavaliers. Schwab, sophomore Abby Manalang and senior Kiki Shaw scored the final three goals in the 16-7 win.
- Junior Aubrey Williams led UVA with eight draw controls.
- Junior Maggie Bostain had three caused turnovers.
- Four players had three ground balls for UVA.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“What a day for a lacrosse game. I thought our girls did a nice job of staying in the moment and playing through a lot of mistakes that the weather certainly impacted. We stayed with it and to be able to score 16 goals and hold them under 10 is what we want this time of year. The challenges keep getting bigger and we keep rising to them.”
Virginia hosts Elon on Sunday (March 5) at noon at Klöckner Stadium.