CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Eight different players scored goals as No. 10 Virginia women’s lacrosse (6-0) remained undefeated with the 18-12 win over Elon (3-3) on Sunday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium.
UVA is 6-0 for the first time since 2007. The Cavaliers have started the season 5-0 in three of the last five seasons.
Senior Jaime Biskup and sophomore Kate Miller led the Cavaliers in scoring against the Phoenix. Biskup had a team-high four goals and added an assist. Miller dished out three assists and had three goals for a career-best six points on the day.
Virginia had nine assists on its 18 goals, sharing the ball well on attack. Senior Ashley Vernon and sophomore Abby Jansen combined for three saves in the net for UVA.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Virginia took an early 3-0 lead with goals by senior Kiki Shaw, Biskup and junior Mackenzie Hoeg.
- Biskup scored again to give UVA a 4-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.
- Shaw notched her second to open the second period.
- Elon scored the next four of five goals to tie the game 6-6. UVA’s lone goal in the stretch was by Biskup.
- The Cavaliers closed the half on a 3-0 run with goals from sophomore Rachel Clark, sophomore Maureen Duffy and Miller’s first of the game.
- The Phoenix scored the first two goals out of halftime to cut it to 9-8.
- Virginia stretched its lead to 13-8 with a 4-0 run, with three of the four goals assisted. Miller scored on the assist from Clark, then Clark scored on the assist from Biskup. Junior Morgan Schwab scored, and Miller connected with Hoeg to cap off the run.
- Biskup and Miller scored goals during a 4-2 run for Elon but the Cavaliers secured the game with three straight goals, including back-to-back goals from McGovern to end the game.
- UVA led in shots (29-25) but Elon had an 18-16 edge in draw controls.
- The Cavaliers forced nine turnovers and came up with 13 ground balls to seven for Elon.
- Junior Maggie Bostain led UVA with two caused turnovers and graduate student Annika Meyer had a team-high three ground balls.
- Junior Aubrey Williams led once again with nine draw controls.
FROM HEAD COACH JULIE MYERS
“It was enough to win, which is important this time of year. I wish we played a little bit better to take that next step forward. Scoring 18 goals is always nice. We had some people step up with our firepower being a bit off today. It was good to see Kate Miller and Jaime Biskup step up with goals and assists today. The beauty of being on a team is maybe your not best day is someone else’s good day. It was enough, happy with that, but have lots of work to do.”
Virginia returns to ACC play traveling to No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday, March 11 for a 1 p.m. contest.