The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team closed out the 2014 regular season with a 17-12 victory at Virginia Tech. The Wahoos ended the year 9-7 overall and 3-4 in the ACC.
“We are excited to come through this stretch with another win under our belts going into ACC’s,” said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. “We have done everything we could do. We are excited to see what the standings bring and who our next opponent will be. To beat Tech on the road after a long, tough stretch and be able to get everyone some playing time in that process is exactly what our team needed. We are looking forward to our next challenge.”
Junior Courtney Swan had her second eight-point game of the season, scoring five goals with three assists. Sophomore Kelly Boyd scored three goals with an assist. Senior Liza Blue also scored a hat trick.
Senior goalkeeper Liz Colgan had her fourth-straight game with double-digit saves, stopping 10 shots, with eight of those coming in the second half.
After trailing 3-1 ten minutes into the game, the Cavaliers went on an 8-1 run, which included scoring three goals in a span of 32 seconds, to take a 9-4 lead with 3:42 left in the first half. Tech scored a goal with 18 seconds remaining before halftime to go into the break down four.
The Cavaliers scored the first three goals of the second half to take an 11-5 lead with 25:21 remaining. The Cavaliers built the lead to 17-9 on a goal by freshman Kelly Reese with 5:19 remaining. Tech scored the final three goals of the game to narrow the final deficit to five.
The Cavaliers open up postseason play at the 2014 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, being held Alumni Stadium at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. First-round action begins on Thursday, April 24. ACC Tournament brackets and match-ups will be released on Saturday, April 19th sometime after the completion of the 3 p.m. game between Notre Dame and Syracuse.