CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (14-4, 6-3 ACC) fell to No. 4 Syracuse (14-4, 8-1 ACC) in the ACC Semifinal by a score of 19-4 on Friday evening (April 26) at American Legion Memorial Stadium.

Morgan Schwab (2g, 2a) led the Cavaliers on the score sheet with four points on the day. Mackenzie Hoeg found the back of the net while Maggie Bostain scored a goal to go with two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

How it Happened
The Cavaliers were blitzed in the first quarter as Syracuse scored three quick goals in the opening two minutes of play. The momentum grew in the Orange’s favor as Syracuse built an 8-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Morgan Schwab opened the scoring for Virginia in the second quarter but was answered by five consecutive Syracuse goals. The Cavaliers made a change at goalkeeper turning to Abby Jansen with 7:27 remaining in the second quarter. Jansen made a pair of saves at the end of the first half as Virginia went into the break trailing by a score of 13-1.

Josephson would re-enter the game to start the second half. The Cavaliers were outscored by a margin of 3-2 in the third quarter with goals coming from Hoeg and Bostain, each assisted by Schwab. Virginia ended the third quarter trailing by a score of 16-3. 

In the game’s final period, Virginia was outscored by a 3-1 margin falling to the Orange by a score of 19-4.

Additional Notes

  • With four points on the day, Morgan Schwab increased her career total to 233 moving into sixth all-time at Virginia
  • Virginia suffers its largest margin of defeat since a 24-2 defeat at UNC in the 2022 NCAA Second Round
  • Virginia lost the battle at the draw circle by a margin of 22-3
  • The Cavaliers were whistled for 23 fouls compared to Syracuse’s 10
  • Syracuse converted on 7-10 free position attempts

Up Next:
The Cavaliers will await their seeding in the 2024 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Selection show is scheduled for Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. and will air on ESPNU.