Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, March 16
March 17, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - In front of 952 fans, the No. 3 Virginia women's lacrosse team put together its best outing this season by using a balanced scoring attack and a strong defense to shut down the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels, 16-5, in Klöckner Stadium Sunday afternoon. The win marks the seventh straight for the Cavaliers at home and improves Virginia to 6-1 on the season, 2-1 in ACC contests. The Tar Heels drop to 6-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Junior Blair Weymouth led the Cavaliers' offense to a season-high 23 points as a team, scoring four goals and adding three helpers. On the other end of the field, senior Kendall McBrearty collected 11 saves in goal to keep the visiting Tar Heels attack to a season-low five goals scored.
Weymouth's seven points marks a season-high for the All-American. Fifth-year Kaitlin Swagart contributed a career-high three goals, while junior Jenny Hauser also added three scores. Junior Ashley McCulloch had two goals and two assists and senior Megan O'Malley had two goals with an assist.
Sophomores Kaitlin Duff and Brittany Kalkstein each had a goal, with Kalkstein adding an assist, also.