The Virginia women's lacrosse team upset #6 seed Georgetown 10-8 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday in Washington D.C.
The Cavaliers jumped out to an 8-2 lead against the Hoyas, and held on to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.
Senior Caroline McTiernan led Virginia with a hat trick against Georgetown, while senior goalie Kim Kolarik made nine saves in net.
"We were moving the ball well" says McTiernan. "We all have confidence in each other. Our sets were working really well today, so I'd have to say the team set me up for the goals."
Kolarik says, "Every save, every stop the defense had, every turnover we made them have, just turned it around for us. It was huge. The teamwork came together so well."
Head coach Julie Myers adds, "We always knew if we could just hold on, and get to May, and have a chance to play in May, that we were about to turn the corner, and good things were going to happen."
UVa will play at #3 seed North Carolina Saturday at 1pm.
The Tar Heels beat the Wahoos 17-7 in their last trip to the quarterfinals in 2010.
Mike Shiers joined the NBC29 News Team as a weekend sports anchor in September of 2009. Email
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