The Virginia women’s lacrosse team had a four-game win streak snapped with a 13-8 loss at Maryland on Sunday in College Park.
With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 8-7 on the season and 2-4 in the ACC, while Maryland improves to 15-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
In the first 45 minutes of the game, UVa kept the game close, tying the score five times, including an unassisted goal from junior Casey Bocklet that knotted the contest at 8-8 with 16:33 remaining. Maryland then scored the final five goals of the game to earn the victory.
Junior Courtney Swan led Virginia with five points, scoring two goals with three assists. Sophomore Kelly Boyd scored two goals with an assist. UVa senior goalkeeper Liz Colgan finished with 10 saves on the afternoon.
“Unforced errors and draw controls down the stretch were the difference for us in the game,” said head coach Julie Myers. “We didn’t get many draws, which is something we aren’t used to. We needed more possessions. For that first 48 minutes, we were pretty good, but one mistake turned into a second. There were too many unforced mistakes down the stretch.”
Maryland outshot Virginia 36-26, including a 17-10 edge in the second half. The Terrapins won 15 draw controls to Virginia’s eight, including winning six-consecutive draws as they made their late-second half charge.
The 'Hoos close out the regular season on Wednesday, April 16 in a 6 p.m. game at Virginia Tech.