CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (11-5, 6-3 ACC) won 15-10 over Virginia Tech (9-8, 3-6 ACC) to secure a point in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash on Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium.

Virginia opened the second half with a 3-0 run and outscored the Hokies 6-2 in the third quarter to break the game open. All six of UVA’s goals were from different players. Junior Morgan Schwab had two assists and a goal in the quarter.

Sophomore Rachel Clark scored five goals and added two assists to lead the Cavaliers. Junior Mackenzie Hoeg notched a hat trick, going 3-for-3 on her shots. Junior Morgan Schwab had three assists and one goal and senior Jaime Biskup finished with three goals and one assist.


  • It was a slower start for the Cavaliers as they scored their first goal at the 8:56 mark in the first quarter by senior Jaime Biskup.
  • Virginia had a 3-0 run with two goals by Clark and an assist from Clark on the third goal to go ahead 4-2.
  • Both teams finished with two goals in the second period, with UVA’s only goals by Clark and Hoeg. UVA took a 5-4 edge into the half.
  • Graduate student Taylor Mullen was ready in front of the net to start UVA’s 3-0 run in the second half.

    Biskup then scored on a free position and Hoeg notched her third of the game with the assist from Schwab.

  • Clark added her third and then Schwab and sophomore Kate Miller scored back-to-back goals to make it an 11-6 lead through the third.
  • Tech scored back-to-back goals to make it 11-8 but UVA responded when senior Kiki Shaw ripped a shot from just inside the 8-meter and Clark won her 1v1 for her fourth of the game.

  • Biskup and Clark scored the last two goals for UVA to secure the win.


  • The matchup is part of the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash. The rivalry between Virginia Athletics and Virginia Tech Athletics has a long and storied history dating back more than 125 years within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Cavaliers and Hokies first faced off on the gridiron in Charlottesville in 1895. First coined the Commonwealth Clash during the 2014-2015 season, the rivalry has expanded and intensified across the 22 sports the two institutions face off in head-to-head competition.
  • The Cavaliers won a point in tonight’s contest and now lead Virginia Tech 10-8.


  • UVA led in shots (27-24), draw controls (17-12) and ground balls (14-11).
  • Sophomore Abby Jansen had eight saves in goal for the Cavaliers.
  • Clark and junior Aubrey Williams both finished with six draw controls.
  • Hoeg led UVA with two caused turnovers.


Virginia will be the No. 4 seed in the 2023 ACC Championship. The Cavaliers will face 5-seed Notre Dame on Wednesday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C.