CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Cavaliers rallied to tie the game in the sixth, but couldn’t put together a second rally as Virginia (29-17, 8-12 ACC) fell to Louisville (31-14, 12-4 ACC) by a score of 6-4 at Palmer Park on Saturday (April 22).

Louisville started things with a pair of solo home runs in the first. A third run came home in the third inning with an RBI triple to right field as the Cardinals built a 3-0 lead on the Cavaliers.

Tori Gilbert got the Hoos on the board in the fifth with a solo shot to center and send Louisville to its bullpen.

The Cardinals got the run back in the sixth before the Hoos would work their way out of a bases-loaded jam with three straight outs.

Virginia then went to work in the bottom of the inning, pushing three runs home with a two-out rally. Leah Boggs hit a two-RBI double before Jade Hylton brought her home with a double to the wall in left center to tie the game.

Louisville jumped back in front with a two-run home run in the seventh from starting pitcher Taylor Roby.

Jenny Bressler (7-3) took the loss in relief, allowing two runs on three hits with 2.0 innings of work. She struck out one after entering in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and no outs on the board.

Gabby Holloway (3-1) grabbed the relief win as her team took the lead in the seventh. Holloway entered the game in the sixth with the game tied and two outs on the board. 


  • Tori Gilbert’s home run was her 10th of the season and 34th of her career to put her second all-time at UVA.
  • Savanah Henley turned in 4.0 innings of relief work after entering the game in the second inning.

Virginia and Louisville conclude the series on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. It will be Senior Day for the Cavaliers who will honor the senior class following the conclusion of the game.