Women's Lacrosse Upsets North Carolina in NCAA Quarterfinals

Justin Edmonds

The Virginia women's lacrosse team upset #3 seed North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Saturday and advances to the final four for the first time since 2007.

When Virginia's women's lacrosse team faced North Carolina on March 8th in Charlottesville, the outcome wasn't pretty. From about 15 minutes in, the visiting Tar Heels took control of the game, storming out to a 14-7 lead. The Cavaliers would chip away at that margin, eventually losing 14-10. But there was no doubt which team had played better.

So when the 'Hoos found themselves down 8-4 early in the second half, you'd think they might have been a bit worried. Apparently, they were not.

Virginia used a 6-0 run in the second half to take a 10-8  lead with just under 7 minutes remaining in the contest. North Carolina would score once more and get off several more shots, but they could not hold onto their home field advantage. When the final whistle blew, the #6 seed Cavaliers had held on for a 10-9 upset victory over the #3 seed Tar Heels.

Up next for Virginia is a match against Syracuse in the Final Four on Friday at 5pm. The match will be held at Towson University.

Virginia lost to Syracuse on February 23 in Charlottesville by an amazing 18-14 score. That was the most points allowed by the Cavaliers this season and also the most points scored in a loss. Hopefully the 'Hoos can exact some revenge on the Orange like they did on the Tar Heels.

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