CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia’s women’s lacrosse team has retired the number worn by slain player Yeardley Love.

The No. 1 worn by Love was retired Sunday before the Cavaliers’ home game against Penn State in Charlottesville. Virginia won 10-5.

In addition, five seniors from last year’s team returned to raise a flag that will fly in Love’s honor at all U.Va. women’s lacrosse home games.

Love, of Cockeysville, Md., was found dead last May in her apartment. Former U.Va. men’s lacrosse player George Huguely is charged in her death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Robin says:

    I am so sick about hear about this girl. She is not the only one who has been killed due to domestic violence. Just because her family has money…You should retire this story as well.

  2. ulysses1 says:

    Money can buy a lot of air time & news print but at some point the family has to let go. If the school wants to retire Love’s number fine, do it quietly & in a dignified manner & leave the publicity out of it. Hundreds of girls are murdered this way each year. I think we’re all ready & have been to move on.

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