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October 9, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Meridith Thorpe’s (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) goal with 6:39 remaining in the first period of play was her 92nd career goal, which established her as the all-time ACC career leader in goals scored. Her first goal, which tied her with Duke’s Melissa Panasci, was also the game-winner as the Cavaliers defeated Davidson (2-9) 9-0.

Thorpe scored off a pass from Michelle Vizzuso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) just 3:51 into the game to give the Cavaliers the 1-0 lead. The Cavaliers went up 3-0 on a pair of penalty corners as Lori Mastropietros (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock) shot was tipped by Laura Lindsay (Deerfield, Mass./Deerfield) into the cage at the 24:48 mark, and 97 seconds later, Mastropietro scored on a corner play with an assist from Thorpe.

Michelle Vizzuso scored halfway through the period with a blast from the top of the circle that hit the inside top corner of the cage to give the Cavaliers a 4-0 lead.

With just under seven minutes remaining in the period, Kara Ariza (Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood) intercepted a pass, dribbled down the center of the field and sent a through ball to Thorpe, who calmly placed the ball in the cage and in the process established a new ACC record. Thorpe’s goal gave the Cavaliers a 5-0 lead. The Vizzuso sisters, Lorraine and Michelle, hooked up for the final goal of the period as Michelle sent a ball into her sister and Lorraine pushed it past the Wildcat keeper with 4:26 left in the half. The Hoos led 6-0 at halftime.

Mastropietro scored her second goal of the afternoon on a penalty corner 10 minutes into the second half. She was assisted on the play by Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) and Frances West (Alexandria, Va./T. C. Williams). Julia Richardson (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge) assisted on the final two goals of the game. Her through ball to Goodloe at the 22:21 mark gave the Cavaliers an 8-0 lead, and with 3:36 remaining in the contest, she crossed the ball to a diving Liz Lopez (Bernville, Pa./Tulphehocken) who sent the ball in the cage for the final score of 9-0. Goodloe’s goal was her first collegiate goal.

Cavalier keeper Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) started in the cage and in the second half Ellen Wiese (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) came into the game, but neither keeper made a save as Davidson took no shots on the afternoon.

With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 9-3 on the season. Virginia returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 14 as the Cavaliers host Georgetown. Game time against the Hoyas is 4:00 pm. The win was Virginia’s 10th in a row at home, tying the record for consecutive home wins.

FINAL               1   2   F (records)Davidson            0   0   0 (2-9)#5 Virginia         6   3   9 (9-3)

Scoring Summary: V: Thorpe (M. Vizzuso)/31:09 (1); V: Lindsay (Mastropietro)/24:48 (1); V: Mastropietro (Thorpe)/23:01 (1); V: M. Vizzuso/14:07 (1); Thorpe (Ariza)/6:39 (1); L. Vizzuso (M. Vizzuso)/4:26 (1); V: Mastropietro (Goodloe, West)/25:53 (2); Goodloe (Richardson)/22:21 (2); Lopez (Richardson)/3:36 (2)
Goals: V: Thorpe 2, Mastropietro 2, M. Vizzuso, L. Vizzuso, Lopez, Goodloe, Lindsay
Assists: V: M. Vizzuso 2, Richardson 2, Thorpe, Ariza, Goodloe, West, Mastropietro
Shots: V: 41, D: 0
Corners: V: 17; D: 0
Saves: V: 0 (Worthington 0, Wiese 0); D: 19 (Livingston 7, Mordavsky 9, Ceci 3 ds)

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