The Virginia women's lacrosse team lost 13-9 against Maryland in the ACC Tournament semifinals Friday in Chapel Hill, NC.
The Cavaliers (9-9) were the 5-seed in the tournament, while the top-seed Terps (18-0) are the #1 ranked team in the nation.
UVA trailed 7-6 at halftime, and were led on offense by Casey Bocklet (2 goals, 1 assist) and Ashlee Warner (2 goals).
Morgan Stephens had a game-high four ground balls.
Sophomore midfielder Courtney Swan says, "We played them straight up. We didn't have to hold the ball against them. We went toe-to-toe with them. Our defense made stops, and our attack scored goals. We just have to clean up the transition. We're on a really good path for putting us in the NCAA's."
Head coach Julie Myers adds, "Clearly this season has been a bumpy one for us. We had some moments where we felt like we had it going, and then we kind of let up. But I think today, and this weekend, we really came together as a team off the field, and I think it really showed on the field. We have great fight, determination, and hustle, and I see we can push the team even harder, because they have that much more to give."
The Cavaliers have made 17 consecutive tournament appearances under coach Myers.
Selection Sunday for the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament is May 5th.
The field will consist of 26 teams, and Virginia will be hoping to secure one of the 13 at-large bids.