The Virginia women's basketball team lost its first ACC game against an unranked opponent last night in Atlanta, falling to Georgia Tech, 63-53.
The Cavaliers (16-7, 3-5 ACC) trailed by just four points with 8:37 to play, but the Yellow Jackets (15-6, 5-3 ACC) seized control with a 9-0 run during the next five minutes to take their largest lead of the game at 61-48. Overall, Georgia Tech held Virginia to just 1-of-8 shooting from behind the arc and 38 percent shooting from the field to hand Virginia its third loss in four games.
Senior guard Ariana Moorer led Virginia with 14 points and was the only Cavalier in double figures. She was one of three starters to play at least 37 minutes along with junior guard Lexie Gerson and sophomore guard Ataira Franklin.
Gerson continued to produce across the board, scoring eight points with seven assists and three rebounds. Franklin, meanwhile, struggled to find her shooting touch, scoring eight points on just 4-of-18 shooting.
Yellow Jacket senior center Sasha Goodlett led her team with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and was a force inside with 11 rebounds and five blocks. Georgia Tech dominated on the glass overall, outrebounding Virginia 48-28, including 20 boards on the offensive end.
Virginia will next face Florida State at John Paul Jones Arena Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
-compiled by Daniel Weltz