#12 Vanderbilt 13, #5 Virginia 17
Vanderbilt Football Stadium
April 28


#12 Commodores Clipped By #5 Virginia, 17-13

Nashville, Tenn. -- The 12th-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores weathered torrential downpours and fifth-ranked Virginia in their NCAA lacrosse matchup Sunday at Vanderbilt Stadium, but dropped a 13-17 decision to the Cavaliers, who were led by Lauren Aumiller's seven-point performance. Vanderbilt sophomore Michelle Allen had four goals in the game, which was delayed twice due to inclement weather.

The Commodores got off to a slow start, allowing Virginia to score the first three goals in the game. Junior Tara Schmucker put Vanderbilt on the board with her goal in the ninth minute. The Cavaliers would stretch their lead to 7-3 before the Commodores went on a run of their own to get within a goal. Virginia then closed out the half with three straight goals to take a 10-6 lead to the break.

In the second half Vanderbilt pulled within two goals as Allen finished a hat trick in the 43rd minute. The Cavaliers answered, however, scoring five goals in a row to take a 16-9 lead. Vanderbilt's defense was neutralized by fouls, as four of Virginia's seven second half goals were scored on free position shots. Vanderbilt scored four of the final five goals of the game, but could not complete the comeback.

Sophomores Mary McCeney and Jess Roguski led the Commodores with five and four draws, respectively, as Vanderbilt matched Virginia, ranked second in the nation in draw controls, with 16 draws. Senior Megan Lewis had five ground balls on the day to lead the Commodore defense.

The Commodores head out on their final road trip Friday to face Notre Dame. Their last regular season match is Saturday against American Lacrosse Conference opponent Northwestern.


VU: Allen (4), Crawley (2), Schmucker (2), Devlin (2), Drennan, Roguski.
UVA: Aumiller (4), Appelt (3), Sambus (3), Chasney (2), Thalenburg (2), Banks, Pinney, Young.

VU: Drennan (2), Osberg, Crawley, Allen.
UVA: Aumiller (3), Chasney (3), Banks, Hotarek, Sambus, Thalenburg

VU: Bastinelli 1 (10 ga); Exline 4 (7 ga)
UVA: Pfeiffer 11


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