UVA Women's Lacrosse Coach: Team Emphatic About Playing

By: Hank Kurz Jr. - AP Sports Writer
By: Hank Kurz Jr. - AP Sports Writer
Virginia women

Courtesy: UVA Athletics

Virginia women's lacrosse coach Julie Myers says her team was emphatic in its desire to continue the season after a teammate was found slain last week.

Myers says the team decided last Tuesday to honor Yeardley Love by playing after discussing it at a player's home in Charlottesville.

The 22-year-old Love was found dead in her apartment early last Monday. George Huguely of the men's lacrosse team has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Myers and the team attended Love's funeral in Baltimore Saturday. She says they have spent a lot of time together in the past week, and that each of the emotional gatherings leaves them feeling closer to Love and helps in the healing process.

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