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April 28, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Loyola’s Stacy Morlang scored five goals,including the game-winner with 2:26 to play, to help the Greyhounds upsetthe #2 Cavaliers today in Charlottesville 10-9. It was the first win forLoyola over Virginia since an 11-10 overtime decision in 1996.

After both teams struggled offensively for the first half of thefirst period, the Cavaliers struck first as Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley)rolled the crease at the 16:22 mark to take a 1-0 lead. Morlang scored twominutes later to tie the score on a fast break opportunity, and theGreyhounds went up by one at 8:41 as Suzanne Eyler connected on a creaseroll. After the Hoos called a timeout, Virginia went up on a pair of goals22 seconds apart as Kelly Allewnbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson)stuck back a Jess Hull (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) rebound at 4:56 and JamieHaas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) hit a wide-open Gina Sambus (Garden City,N.Y./Garden City) off the draw to give the Cavaliers a 3-2 lead. Morlang’ssecond goal tied it up for Loyola two minutes later.

Virginia took a 4-3 lead with 54 seconds remaining in the half asLacey Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) fed Mia Mooney (Rosemont,Pa./Shipley) on the crease. But the Greyhounds answered just 29 secondslater as Megan Santacroce scored an unassisted goal with 25 ticks on theclock.

Virginia bolted out to a 7-4 lead with a three-goal burst in 66seconds as Samm Taylor (Springfield, Va./Robinson) connected on a freeposition at 26:25, and 33 seconds later Mooney hit Haas who rocketed a shotin the upper left corner to give UVa a 6-4 lead. Mooney gave the Cavaliersa three-goal lead with a goal that came off a Loyola broken clear. TheHounds were unable to clear the ball and Hull picked up the ball in theVirginia offensive end and got the ball to Mooney who was alone on thecrease.

The Greyhounds, though, scored the next four goals in aseven-minute span to take an 8-7 lead. Maria DiTommaso converted a shootingspace foul at 19:13, and at 17:24 she fed Danielle Battersby on a creasefeed to pull within one. The Hounds tied the score as they forced aturnover on the clear and Morlang took a feed from Steph Sweet at 13:28.Loyola went up just over a minute later as Sweet scored on a free position.

Virginia tied the game two mintes later as Haas converted her ownfree position at 10:04. Morlang again put the Greyhounds up with a feedfrom Katie Robinson with just under 6 minutes to go in the half. AgainVirginia battled back to tie the score as Francis Segarra made a save andthe Cavaliers made the clear and on the fast break Hull fed Mooney on thecrease.

But Morlang scored her fifth goal of the game with 2:26 on theclock as she connected on a free position following a shooting space foul,giving the Hounds the 10-9 lead and the eventual upset win.

Virginia’s Francis Segarra (Coto Laurel, P.R./Glen Mills (Pa.)) had10 saves while allowing 10 goals. Hull picked up seven ground balls for theCavaliers. Virginia will close out its regular season with a game againstUMBC in Catonsville on Friday, April 30 at 8:00 pm. The Cavaliers are now12-5 on the season.

                    1   2         Final (Records)Loyola (#10)        4   6   10    (12-3)Virginia (#2)       4   5    9    (12-5)

ScoringGoals (V): Mooney 3, Haas 2, Fromal, Sambus, Taylor, Allenbach (L): Morlang 5, Eyler, Sweet, Battersby, DiTommaso, SantacroceAssists: Robinson 2, Sweet, DiTommaso, Hull 2, Aumiller, Mooney, HaasClears: (V): 13-17 , (L): 14-19 Saves: (V): Segarra 10; (L): Dabrowski 16 Caused turnovers: (V): 9, (L): 5 Turnovers: (V): 15, (L): 14Ground balls: (V): 32, (L): 21 Draw controls: (V): 12; (L): 9Free position att.:(V): 9, (L): 6

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