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Lacrosse coaches speaking out about the murder of player

VIRGINIA (WKOW) -- For the first time, Lacrosse coaches at the University of Virginia are speaking out about the murder of player Yeardley Love, and the fellow lacrosse player accused in her murder.

Both the men's and women's teams will play in the NCAA tournament this weekend -- less than two weeks after Yeardley's death.

The 22-year-old was violently killed. Her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely, also a lacrosse star is charged with the crime.

In a telephone interview with ESPN, Huguely's coach said "Well, it's been such extraordinary circumstances, you know, tragic on so many different levels. There are so many things that need to happen here on a personal level that lacrosse piece of this has been a little secondary until closer to today."

The women's lacrosse coach, Julie Meyers, described the moment both teams found out about the murder.

"We saw Dom right off the bat and he was shaking and just like we were," Meyers said. "I mean everyone had this tremendous sense of loss and how does this happen?"

At Yeardley's funeral, six of the men's lacrosse players carried her casket.

Both teams have vowed to play in the championships in Yeardley's honor.

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