The #11 Virginia women's lacrosse team lost 10-6 Sunday night against #4 Northwestern at Klockner Stadium.
UVA (7-7) jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the defending national champions, and led 4-3 at halftime.
The Cavaliers held a 5-4 advantage after a goal by Ashlee Warner with 26:13 to play, but the Wildcats answered with a five-goal run, and effectively controlled the ball on offense to ice the game.
Sophomore Courtney Swan says, "It's hard for attackers, when we don't get the ball, then we start getting nervous when we do. We knew they were going to try to take air out of the ball, and take time off the clock when they were ahead. We just had to capitalize on their chances, which we didn't do."
Northwestern outshot Virginia 21-14 in the game, and won the draw control battle 11-8.
Swan had two goals and an assist for Virginia.
Erin Fitzgerald scored three goals for Northwestern, which has won seven of the last eight national championships.
Virginia head coach Julie Myers says, "Certainly, we're not getting the results we need to be getting right now. Our schedule is tough. We need to make sure we take care of these next two games, and go into the ACC Tournament above .500."
Virginia will be back in action Thursday, as they host Johns Hopkins at 7pm.
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