The UVA women’s lacrosse team gave up five goals to a University of North Carolina freshman yesterday, bringing No. 4 Cavaliers’ season to a rapid end with an 11-7 upset by the UNC Tar Heels in the NCAA tournament’s first round. “We just happened to not play that well today,” UVA coach Julie Myers said to the Daily Progress. “We knew Carolina was going to be really good and they shot incredibly well today.”
Last night, it appeared the men’s team would follow suit until No. 2 seed Virginia, with four goals from Danny Glading and three goals from Garrett Billings, overcame a two-goal deficit in the second half to beat University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 10-9, in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Klockner Stadium (in front of a crowd of 937). Last year, UVA lost in the first round of the tournament.
“I told the kids that I thought the effort was always there and if the game hadn’t turned out like it did, I still would have been pleased with the effort overall,” said Virginia coach Dom Starsia. With the win, UVA (13-3) advances to the quarterfinals against Maryland in a game that will take place in Annapolis on Saturday.
UVA lacrosse coach Dom Starsia was unsurprisingly pleased with his team’s effort after a 10-9, come-from-behind victory on Sunday.