CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four-seed Virginia (11-6) stormed back from a six-goal deficit to tie the game 13-13 with 5:34 to play but five-seed Notre Dame (13-4) scored the final two goals of the game to win 15-13 in the ACC Quarterfinals at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.


Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern led UVA with four goals. Sophomore Rachel Clark had three goals and two assists and junior Morgan Schwab had four assists and one goal to both score five points in the game. Junior Mackenzie Hoeg also added a hat trick with three goals and senior Jaime Biskup and sophomore Kate Miller scored goals.


UVA trailed by six twice in the game to come back and tie it. Virginia was down 9-3 in the second and scored three-straight goals to cut it to 9-6 before going into the half down 10-6. The Cavaliers fought back into the game with a 5-0 run and scored seven of eight goals over 15 minutes of game time to tie the game 13-13. Clark had three of those, including back-to-back goals to tie the game.



  • Virginia scored its first goal of the day when Biskup converted a free position shot at the 7:33 mark in the first quarter.
  • Schwab found Hoeg cutting to goal, and she sent it into the bottom right of the net as UVA cut it to 3-2.
  • McGovern scored her 199th goal of her career in the first period as UVA cut it to 5-3 through the first.
  • Notre Dame opened the second period on a 4-0 run to go up 9-3 over the first seven minutes of the quarter.
  • Clark connected with McGovern and then found Schwab for two-straight goals for the Cavaliers to cut the Irish lead to 9-5.
  • Hoeg scored her second of the game with the assist from senior Kiki Shaw but the Irish added another just before the half as UVA trailed 10-6 at the break.

  • After two straight goals for Notre Dame to start the second, Virginia roared back with a 4-0 run over the next four minutes to cut it to 12-10. UVA’s four goals were scored by four different players, Clark, McGovern, Hoeg and Miller. Schwab had two of her three assist in the run.
  • Sophomore goalie Abby Jansen made four big saves in the third and UVA won the last four draws of the period, with three by Hoeg.
  • UVA carried its run into the fourth when Schwab connected with McGovern who split the Notre Dame defense to pull within one, 12-11.

  • The Cavalier defense held Notre Dame without a goal for nearly 15 minutes between the third and fourth quarters.
  • Notre Dame went ahead 13-11 before Clark took control with two-straight goals to tie it up 13-13 with 5:34 to play.

  • The Irish won the ensuing draw and scored 50 seconds later to go ahead 14-13.
  • UVA won the next draw and had two shots on goal, but both were saved by ND and the second led to an Irish goal to lead 15-13 with 2:03 remaining.
  • Virginia had three more shot attempts, but the only one on goal was saved just before time expired.


“Definitely not the outcome we wanted and not even close to being our best game, but statistically we were right there with Notre Dame. We had chances and I am glad we scored five in a row to tie the game and give us momentum. It felt like, next draw, next goal and we have it. Notre Dame made a stand and scored the last two. Disappointed but there are things we can learn and this is not our last game.”


  • Virginia fell to 0-3 against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament.
  • McGovern scored her 200th career goal in the second quarter of the game.
  • UVA had the edge in shots (27-26) and draw controls (17-15) but Notre Dame led in saves (8-5) and caused turnovers (7-6). Both teams had 11 ground balls.
  • Hoeg had a career-high 10 draw controls to lead UVA.

The NCAA Tournament selection show will be broadcast on Sunday, May 7 at 9 p.m.