The 10th-ranked Virginia women's lacrosse program upset No. 7 Loyola today, 14-9, in its season opener at Klockner Stadium in front of the brand new ticket booth for Klockner and Davenport Field. The Hoos had previously lost their last two season openers, both against Loyola.
Senior attacker Ainsley Baker tied a career-high five goals. She was supported by Liza Blue, Charlie Finnegan and Jess Loizeaux, who put up two goals apiece. Josie Owen, Courtney Swan and Katie Slater each also contributed a goal in the winning effort. Senior and Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List nominee Owen had career six assists, four of which were to Baker.
Keeper Kim Kolarik allowed nine goals and had 11 saves on the day.
The Cavaliers will host Richmond in a midweek game on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. as a tune-up game before facing No. 12 Syracuse to round out a three-game season-opening home stand. The Spiders lost to No. 5 Duke on Thursday 17-13, despite a 6-5 second-half rally.