CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (3-1, 0-1 ACC) battled and put together a pair of comeback efforts featuring a game-tying goal from Morgan Schwab with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Despite the comeback, it wasn’t enough to overcome No. 8 North Carolina (3-1, 1-0 ACC) as the Cavaliers fell in overtime by a score of 10-9 on Friday night (Feb. 23) at Klöckner Stadium.

Schwab (3g, 2a) led the Cavaliers on the score sheet while Mackenzie Hoeg (2g), Kate Galica (2g) and Jenna Dinardo (1g, 1a) all registered two points on the day.

Galica was a standout performer for UVA taking the majority of draws for the Cavaliers. The freshman controlled a pair herself and picked up a ground ball to go with her pair of goals. Maggie Bostain was an imposing presence for the Cavaliers as well. Between the restraining lines, Bostain picked up four draw controls while causing four turnovers and scooping up three ground balls on the defensive end.

How it Happened
After a slow start in which the teams traded goals, North Carolina went on a three-goal run which bled into the start of the second quarter as Virginia found itself trailing by a score of 4-1.

Katia Carnevale found Morgan Schwab on the crease to end the UNC run just after the five minutes played in the second quarter. After another Tar Heel goal, Galica made her presence known winning the draw to herself and taking it the distance to score the second goal of her career. She would score once again off an assist from Dinardo to bring the Cavaliers back within a point. When it looked like UNC had recaptured the momentum off a free-position goal, the Cavaliers struck again as Morgan Schwab found Mackenzie Hoeg with just four seconds remaining in the half.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers trailed by a pair of goals with under six minutes remaining in the game. A composed solo effort from Dinardo cut the lead to one as the freshman rolled back to score on a second dodge from the left side.

Virginia would have to make a pair of crucial stops as Nicole Cruthirds came up with a monumental caused turnover while Bostain got her stick to a UNC shot to give the Cavaliers one final possession in regulation. It was Schwab who answered the call for Virginia scoring on a diving solo effort to square things at 9-9 and send the game to overtime.

The Tar Heels won the overtime draw and would finish the game off with a goal scored by Eva Ingrill with just over a minute played in the period.

From Head Coach Sonia LaMonica
On the team’s performance….
“This team has tremendous fight, and I don’t think that’s going to go away. The team played really tough, they did. I think we had a stout defensive effort holding a team like UNC to 10 goals. It was a really good day at the office. I think offensively, we need to be a little more dynamic. We needed to break down our dodges a little bit better. All good stuff to continue to work on. I thought our draw team did a good job, and we’re continuing to get better in that that area.”


  • With two assists on the day, Morgan Schwab is now tied for third in career assists at UVA with 108.
  • Virginia never led against North Carolina but forced three ties coming back from one, two and three-goal deficits in the process
  • The Cavaliers won the ground ball battle picking up 13 compared to UNC’s eight
  • UVA has outscored its opponents in the third quarter in every game this season outscoring UNC 2-1 tonight — The Cavaliers have allowed just five third-quarter goals in four games this season.
  • With an assist, Katia Carnevale extends her point streak to 13 games. The longest active streak among Cavaliers
  • With a pair of goals against UNC, Mackenzie Hoeg is the only Cavalier to score multiple goals in every game this season.
  • Maggie Bostain had a career night with career-highs in draw controls (4) and caused turnovers (4)

Up Next:
Virginia will travel to Sparks, Md. for a neutral site matchup with Cornell at US Lacrosse Headquarters on Sunday (Feb. 25). First draw at Tierney Field is set for 12 p.m.