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No. 8 Virginia holds off No. 25 Louisville, 13-12

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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Maggie Bostain (Richmond, Va.) scored the game-winner with the assist from Morgan Schwab (Fairport, N.Y.) as No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse (4-0, 2-0 ACC) edged No. 25 Louisville (2-2, 0-2 ACC) 13-12 on Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium.

Bostain led the Cavaliers with a career-high three goals and one assist. Taylor Regan (Larchmont, N.Y.) also finished with four points, dishing out three assists and adding one goal. Virginia had eight different players with a goal in the game and never trailed in a game that saw five ties.

The Cavaliers led Louisville in shots (36-28) and ground balls (23-12). Louisville had the edge in draw controls (16-12), saves (10-7) and free position goals (5-2).

Virginia struck first when Regan found Lillie Kloak (Ridgewood, N.J.) for the score. Louisville tied it up and the teams traded goals until a 4-0 run by Virginia to close the first half. Bostain scored back-to-back goals to spark the run and Olivia Schildmeyer (Upper Arlington, Ohio) and Regan added goals to give UVA an 8-4 lead at the half.

Louisville scored the first two goals out of the break, but Annie Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) and Aubrey Williams () scored to put UVA up 10-6. The Cardinals climbed back in to tie the game 12-12 with 12:30 to play after a 5-1 run. Virginia picked up a save, and Dyson forced a turnover by the Cardinals that led to Bostain’s game-winner. UVA forced several more turnovers and Charlie Campbell (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) made a save and Jalen Knight (Peachtree City, Ga.) picked up the ground ball as UVA held on for the win.

“It was an important game to win,” UVA coach Julie Myers said. “The game came down to the wire and by the skin of our teeth we were lucky enough to hold on to this game. Louisville came in guns-blazing. They made us make plays from the opening whistle until the end. They had a huge second half that really got things dicey for us. As a team, we took a deep breath and we got through the game together with lots of things to learn along the way, but most importantly coming up with a win.”

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