CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Following Friday night's NCAA Tournament first round at Klockner Stadium, the Virginia women's lacrosse team knows Navy is first up starting on Sunday.
Despite a 12-6 record the Wahoos are the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Tournament and therefore hosting the first weekend.
"This is what the season's building up to and so this is a different feeling," said junior attack Sammy Mueller. "You just get more excited and its win or go home and so its like you want to put forward your best effort and so every team's going to give its all. Its kind of a next level, next step up."
The Cavaliers had by some metrics the third toughest schedule in the country. That's what Julie Myers likes when putting together a schedule and try to prepare the team for the postseason.
"I think going into it, we know we're going to have a tough schedule so its just kind of thick skin and learning from your mistakes," said senior midfielder Maggie Jackson, "and realizing the postseason is kind of a chance to start over even if we have gotten beat by a couple good team. We can come back and we can be ready."
"I think playing at home is such a huge advantage and getting to sleep in your own bed," Myers added. "Klockner stadium, we love our fans, we love our people here in town, so it is a huge benefit. Love that the guys are playing at home the night before so its just going to be another lacrosse weekend."