SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The No. 11 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (8-4, 4-2 ACC) fell 21-9 at No. 1 Syracuse (13-0, 6-0 ACC) on Saturday event at the JMA Wireless Dome.

Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern led UVA with three goals and junior Morgan Schwab had a team-high six points on five assists and one goal. Sophomore Rachel Clark had two goals and sophomore Kate Miller finished with two assists and one goal.

UVA finished with seven assists on its nine goals and led in saves, 9-78. The Cavaliers had an early lead, 4-3 before a 9-2 run by Syracuse to close out the first half. UVA trailed in shots (40-16), ground balls (14-12) and draw controls (21-11).


  • Virginia jumped out to an early lead just 61 seconds into the game as McGovern scored with the assist from sophomore Kate Miller.
  • Clark scored the second goal for UVA after back-to-back goals for Syracuse to tie it up 2-2.
  • After another Orange goal, Virginia scored two-straight to lead 4-3 with goals from Clark and junior Mackenzie Hoeg.
  • Syracuse closed the first quarter with two-straight to lead 6-4 heading into the second.
  • UVA was outscored 7-2 in the second quarter. Senior Jaime Biskup and McGovern were both assisted by Schwab for UVA’s goals as the Cavaliers trailed 12-6 at the half.
  • McGovern had the lone goal for Virginia in the third quarter.
  • Miller and Schwab scored the two goals for the Cavaliers in the fourth.


  • McGovern also led UVA with two caused turnovers.
  • Junior Aubrey Williams, junior Devon Whitaker and sophomore Abby Manalang all finished with three draw controls.
  • Schwab’s five assists marked her eighth multiple assist game this season.
  • Miller extended her streak of multiple assist games to five-straight.

Virginia is on the road at VCU on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Richmond, Va.