Virginia Upends Virginia Tech, 18-6, in First Round of ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship

April 22, 2010

COLLEGE PARK, Md.— Third-seeded Virginia defeated fifth-seeded Virginia Tech, 18-6, in the second first-round games on the opening day of the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship this afternoon at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md. Senior midfielders Brittany Kalkstein and Kaitlin Duff each scored four goals to lead the Cavaliers to their seventh consecutive victory.

Virginia improves to 13-3 (4-1 ACC) and advances to Friday’s second semifinal game against No. 2-seed Maryland (14-1, 4-1 ACC). The loss concludes the Hokies’ season 6-11 (0-5 ACC).

“I am really pleased to score 18 goals and hold an impressive attack to six [goals],” said Julie Myers. I thought we came out strong and played with a lot of intensity and did a good job to maintain that intensity.

Three Cavaliers had hat tricks in the first half as sophomore midfielder Julie Gardner, Kalkstein, and Duff each netted three goals before the intermission, carrying Virginia to an 11-2 lead at halftime.

Sophomore midfielder Jessica Nonn scored once in the first half—at the 6:02 mark—and posted two more in the second half to account for half of the Hokies’ scoring.

Virginia junior goalie Lauren Brenner logged 55 minutes in the creese, making five saves and allowing five goals. Virginia Tech freshmen goalies Alex Gale and Alexis Carey split time between the pipes, with Gale recording two saves and allowing 11 scores, and Carey making three stops and allowing seven goals.

The Cavaliers outshot Virginia Tech, 29-20, and held a 21-5 draw controls advantage. UVa advances to take on Maryland tomorrow at 5 p.m. in second-round action. The Terrapins defeated Virginia, 11-5, on March 5th in College Park; however, the game was decided on the Terps’ lacrosse field across campus.

No. 4-seed Duke will face top-seed North Carolina in tomorrow’s first semifinal game at 2:30 p.m.

Both of tomorrow’s semifinal games will be video-streamed live on ACCSelect, which can be accessed by visiting theACC.com. Any additional women’s lacrosse championship information can be found at http://www.theacc.com/championships/10-womens-lacrosse-championship.html.

#6 Virginia Tech vs. #3 Virginia
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Ludwig Field;
College Park, Md.
Postgame Quotes

Virginia head coach Julie Myers

Opening Statement:
“I am really pleased to score 18 goals and hold an impressive attack to six [goals]. I thought we came out strong and played with a lot of intensity and did a good job to maintain that intensity.”

On playing No. 2-seed Maryland in tomorrow’s second semifinal game:
“Maryland has everyone’s attention. We’re not going to be able to make many mistakes. They’re loaded and they will come hungry.”

Virginia senior midfielder Brittany Kalkstein:

On Virginia’s offense scoring 18 goals after not playing in more than a week:
“We had a week and a half off and we were just ready to play again. We didn’t have a game for nine days, so we went back to the basics and drilled the fundamentals in practice. The last time we played them we didn’t play as well as we wanted to and this time we wanted to come out with a little extra motivation to play strong.”