NOTRE DAME, Ind. – 6-seed Virginia women’s lacrosse (9-9) fell 20-11 to 2-seed Boston College (17-2) in the ACC Semifinals on Sunday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.
Redshirt senior Ashlyn McGovern led the Cavaliers with four goals. Freshman Kate Miller scored two goals and had one assist and fellow freshman Rachel Clark added two goals.
UVA led BC, 8-1 in saves, but the Eagles had the advantage in shots (40-21), draw controls (21-12), ground balls (21-10) and caused turnovers (12-5).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Boston College opened the game on a 5-1 run. UVA’s lone goal was by sophomore Mackenzie Hoeg in the first 10 minutes of the game.
- The Cavaliers bounced back with a 3-0 run. McGovern scored her first of the afternoon to start the run. Junior Jaime Biskup scored just a minute later. Graduate student, defender Megan Gordon scored her first goal of the season just 30 seconds after as UVA cut it to 5-4.
- BC scored two to close out the first and the first two goals of the second quarter to go ahead 9-4.
- Miller scored to halt the BC run. Clark hit her first of the day after two more goals for the Eagles to make it 11-6 at the half.
- Junior Kiki Shaw scored out of the break, but Boston College responded with two straight to go up 13-7.
- McGovern scored three-straight goals for UVA over 2:53 in the third. UVA had a 4-1 run over six minutes as Miller tacked on a goal to put UVA down 15-11 with 2:40 to go in the third.
- BC scored five unanswered over the next 15 minutes to go ahead 19-11.
- Clark scored UVA’s final goal of the afternoon with just over a minute to play.
- Clark owns the UVA freshman record for goals after her six against Syracuse. Clark also moved into ninth on the single-season goal scoring list with 60 after her two against BC.
- McGovern notched her 13th hat trick of the season. She now has 60 goals for the season, ranking 10th all-time in a single-season for UVA.
- Sophomore Aubrey Williams led UVA with eight draw controls.
- Hoeg had a team-high three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Selections for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday, May 7 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.