CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (8-3, 4-1 ACC) will play at No. 1 Syracuse (12-0, 5-0 ACC) on Saturday, April 1 for a 6 p.m. opening draw at the JMA Wireless Dome.

The game will be streamed live on ACCNX. Links for the live stream and live stats are available on


  • Virginia will play on the road against the No. 1 team for the second time this season.
  • The Cavaliers faced then-No. 1 North Carolina on March 11, falling 17-12.
  • It was UVA’s first loss of the season, and the Cavaliers are 4-2 against ranked opponents in 2023.
  • The only two losses were to top-five teams, at then-No. 1 North Carolina and at No. 5 JMU last week.


  • UVA is 8-0 this season when leading its opponents in shots taken.
  • The Cavaliers lead the ACC in shots per game (34.73) and are third in free position percentage (.515) and are fourth in points per game (22.00).
  • Virginia is second in the ACC and sixth in the NCAA in draw controls per game (17.00).
  • Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern leads the ACC and is fifth in the NCAA in goals (41).
  • Sophomore Rachel Clark is fourth in the ACC in goals (36).
  • Junior Morgan Schwab is fourth in the ACC and sixth nationally in assists (27).
  • Junior Aubrey Williams ranks second in the conference and seventh in the nation with 8.00 draw controls per game.
  • Sophomore Kate Miller has dished out three assists in the last three games for UVA.


  • Virginia and Syracuse are meeting for the 28th time in series history.
  • The Cavaliers trail 14-13 all-time after splitting the two meetings in 2022.
  • UVA fell to Syracuse at home in the regular season but knocked off 3-seed Syracuse in the ACC Quarterfinals in a key win.
  • Virginia’s win secured a spot in the postseason to extend the streak of consecutive appearances to 26 years.

Virginia is on the road at VCU on Wednesday, April 5.