Women’s Lacrosse: Schwab’s single-game record powers UVA past Spiders, 20-5

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Morgan Schwab continued her dominant season as a distributor, dishing out a Virginia single-game record eight assists as the No. 13 Virginia women’s lacrosse team breezed past No. 23 Richmond by a score of 20-5 on Wednesday night at Klöckner Stadium.

Schwab (8a) led the Cavaliers offensively while Katia Carnevale (4g), Kate Galica (3g), and Jenna Dinardo (3g) all recorded hat tricks. Kiki Shaw (2g, 1a) Mackenzie Hoeg (2g), Kate Miller (2g) and Devon Gogerty (2) rounded out a total of seven Cavaliers who scored more than once on the day.

Defensively, the Cavaliers suffocated Richmond as Virginia held the Spiders scoreless for over 45 consecutive minutes. Mel Josephson made a pair of saves on four shots on target while Virginia’s Maggie Bostain and Kate Galica combined for seven caused turnovers.  


Virginia (6-1) fell behind early as Richmond’s Maggie Jordan found the back of the net for the game’s opening goal. The Cavaliers answered quickly as Morgan Schwab found Jenna Dinardo for her first assist of the day igniting a three-goal Virginia run.

After Richmond (4-2) scored to cut the deficit to one goal with 6:43 on the clock, the Cavaliers scored the game’s next 16 goals over a run that spanned all four quarters. Virginia’s 16-0 scoring run lasted 45:13 minutes, it’s longest of the season.

The final goal of the run came with 8:45 left in the fourth quarter when Schwab found Miller for her eighth assist of the game, which broke a UVA single-game record (7), which she previously shared. In the game’s final period, Maggie Bostain scored her first goal of the season, while Devon Gogerty recorded her second.


On the Virginia’s defensive performance:
“This group has been unbelievably consistent from start-to-finish, game-to-game, and quarter-to-quarter. Defensively, they are remaining locked in. They’re putting good pressure on the ball carrier. So the defensive scheme across the field in our riding game has just been tremendous. They don’t quit on the play and that’s what we ask of them.

On Morgan Schwab’s performance:
“Morgan has phenomenal lacrosse IQ. She is just a fierce competitor. She’s got great vision of the field and she has a lot of people to get the ball to. The group collectively, there are so many threats and they are all playing a role in that which just allows Morgan to find lots of options.”


  • Virginia moves to 6-1 on the season and 3-1 at Klöckner Stadium
  • The Cavaliers are 2-1 against ranked opposition
  • UVA improves to 5-0 against non-conference opponents
  • Virginia improves to 42-5-1 all-time against the Spiders


  • With eight assists on the day, Schwab broke the Virginia single-game assist record which she previously shared with Lauren Aumiller and Lindsay Sheehan.
  • With 30 assists on the season, Schwab currently ranks first in NCAA Division I
  • On Thursday, Schwab was added to the Tewaaraton Award Women’s Watch List, joining teammate Mackenzie Hoeg.
  • Katia Carnevale has scored four goals in each of her last three games, she has recorded four goals in a single game four times this season
  • Kate Galica scored her second-consecutive hat trick and has found the back of the net in her last five games
  • UVA held Richmond scoreless for 45:13 consecutive minutes including two shut-out quarters marking the third time Virginia has held opponents to a scoreless quarter this season
  • Katia Carnevale extends her point streak to 16 consecutive games, the longest among Cavaliers
  • Hoeg recorded her seventh multi-goal game of the season, the only Cavalier to score more than once in every game so far
  • Virginia held an opponent to five goals for the first time since the 2022 season against VCU (4/6/22)
  • Virginia recorded 20 goals for the second time this season after beating Cornell 20-11 earlier in the season
  • Virginia has scored 18 or more goals in each of its last three games


Virginia hits the road on Saturday, when the Cavaliers resume ACC play at No. 4 Notre Dame. First draw from South Bend, Ind. is set for noon.