The No. 14 Virginia women's lacrosse team fell 15-9 to No. 2 Maryland Friday in the semifinals of the 2014 ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Cavaliers finish the season 10-8 overall.
"It was a great game for Maryland today and I have to give them a lot of credit," said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. "I felt their key players played great and made it really hard for us to win draws, make stops and be able to score goals on the other end. It wasn't for a lack of effort on our part, or a lack of heart. I think our girls fought through the entire game. I am very proud of them, but am disappointed to come up with a loss."
Maryland scored the first seven goals of the game and held an 8-2 advantage at halftime. The top-seeded Terrapins led 15-6 with three minutes left in the game, but the Cavaliers scored the game's final three goals, including a pair from senior Liza Blue, in the last 2:29 to cut the deficit to six.
Blue finished the game with five goals, scoring her team-leading 50th goal with 1:36 remaining in the game. Sophomore Kelly Boyd scored two goals. Junior Courtney Swan had a goal with two assists.
Senior goalkeeper Liz Colgan had her sixth-consecutive game with double-digit saves, stopping 10 shots, including seven in the second half.
The Cavaliers will learn their postseason fate when the 26-team NCAA Tournament field is announced on Sunday, May 4 at 9 p.m.