Cavalier Women Lose Another Heartbreaker on the Road

The No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team fell 8-7 at No. 3 North Carolina, the fourth-straight loss to a top-10-ranked team for the Cavaliers. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 2-4 and 0-2 in the ACC.

“We had another heart-breaking one-goal loss,” said head coach Julie Myers. “We are right there in games. We are getting better in some areas and are creating lots of opportunities to be able to win a game. At some point, we need to start to capitalize on those opportunities.”

Casey Bocklet led the Cavaliers with three goals and an assist and Dana Boyle had a pair of goals.

The Cavaliers, in their last four games, have lost to No. 1 Maryland, No. 2 Syracuse, and No. 3 North Carolina as well as a loss last Sunday to No. 10 Penn State. It was also the third one-goal loss for UVa in that same span.

“We had some long stances of great attacking looks, but we just failed to shoot to score,” Myers said. “We had some great defensive moments when we got the ball on the ground and even in our stick only to turn it over and see them go to goal on us. We are right there. We need to work on the basics and fundamentals and make sure our composure gets better and that our confidence grows despite losses. I do think we are in a spot to beat some of these top-ranked teams.”

The Cavaliers have a pair of upcoming home games, hosting William & Mary on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. and Princeton on Saturday, March 16 at 12 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.

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