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Women's Lacrosse Falls to Loyola in Opener, 15-11

Brittany Kalkstein, courtesy UVa Media RelationsTenth-ranked Virginia women's lacrosse started the 2010 campaign with a 11-15 loss to fourteenth-ranked Loyola on Saturday.  This is the first 0-1 start for the Cavaliers since 2003.  Senior All-American Britney Kalkstein broke Virginia's all-time career record for draw controls, earning 9 on the day and 199 in her career.

Senior Caity Whitely put up a career high four goals, while sophomores Josie Owen and Julie Gardner each contributed two goals of their own.  Also tacking on goals were Kalkstein, senior All-American Kaitlin Duff and sophomore Charlie Finnigan.  Owen had a personal-best four assists.

Virginia had the opening goal just 56 seconds into the game, but Loyola responded with two straight.  The Cavs fought back, but Loyola would put up five straight goals to take a 7-5 advantage into the intermission, and the Wahoos would not have a chance to regain the lead.

Virginia will look to rebound next week as they host Richmond on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Syracuse on Saturday at noon.