UVa., JMU fall in women’s lax quarters

Edited by Chris Graham
freepress2@ntelos.net
 

#4 UVa.’s goal to play one more week were dashed at #3 North Carolina as the Cavs women’s lacrosse team dropped a 17-7 decision to the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Senior All-American led the Cavs (14-6) with three goals, while another senior All-American, Brittany Kalkstein, added two goals in her final performance in a Virginia uniform.

“The end of any season is a really hard, sudden ending. I think that the end to this season, given all that we’ve been through, makes it especially hard ,” UVa. head coach Julie Myers said after the loss, which came in the team’s second game following the murder of senior defender Yeardley Love.

UNC improved to 17-2 on the season with the win, which sends the Tar Heels to next weekend’s Final Four.

Syracuse (15-6) ended JMU’s run at a Final Four berth with a 7-3 win in Harrisonburg. The Orange held the Dukes (17-3) scoreless in the second half after JMU had gone into the halftime break with a 3-2 lead.

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press
augusta free press news