The Virginia women's lacrosse team lost 16-8 against Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals Friday in Towson, Maryland.
The Cavaliers were playing in the Final Four for the 14th time in program history, and the first time since 2007.
The second-seeded Orange jumped out to a 9-3 lead at halftime.
Six-seed UVa cut the lead to 11-6 with 16:21 to play, but Syracuse scored five straight goals to put the game out of reach.
Head coach Julie Myers says, "I couldn't be more proud of the team and all the players. I think to get to this stretch in the season, so get to a Final Four, and to really put their hearts into a game, admittedly we didn't play great today, but I have to give Syracuse all the credit in the world. It's hard to see a season end, but I have only pride and love for the girls on the team."
Senior midfielder Maddy Keeshan adds, "It's always tough to lose in the end, but I thought we fought really hard, and we definitely put our heart into the game. It's sad, but at the same time, I wouldn't change it for anything."
Keeshan and Kelly Boyd each scored three goals for the Cavaliers (12-9).
Alyssa Murray had a game-high six goals and three assists for SU, while Kayla Treanor added four goals and three assists.