No. 2 Cavs Advance to NCAA Semifinals
May 8, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers saw 13 people notchpoints en route to a 20-8 defeat of Dartmouth in the NCAA Quarterfinalstoday in Charlottesville. The 20 goals scored is the second-highest totalscored in NCAA National Collegiate Tournament history, behind Penn State’s23-7 win over West Chester on Wednesday and tying Dartmouth’s 20-7 win overLoyola also on Wednesday. The 12-goal margin of victory is thefifth-largest margin in tournament history and the 12-goal second half isthe second-largest total for a half in NCAA tournament history as well.Virginia’s Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) scored two goals andadded three assists, which helped her set and tie a pair of records today.Her goal 1:33 into the contest made it 16 consecutive games in which shehas scored, tying the record set by Dawn Wisniewski in 1987 and tied by MiaMooney (Rosemont, Pa./Shipley) last season. In addition, Haas’ 5 pointsgive her 56 for the season, which breaks the record of 54 for second-yearsset by Beth Potter in 1996.
Virginia jumped on top early, scoring the first six goals of thegame. After Dartmouth won the first draw, the Cavaliers forced a turnoverand brought the ball down to the arc where Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St.Paul’s) drew a shooring space foul which she converted at 28:48. On theensuing draw, Jessica Hull (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) fed Haas on the crease27 seconds later to put the Hoos up 2-0. Haas and Hull also combined forthe third goal seven minutes later after Ashley Widger (Berwyn,Pa./Conestoga) caused a turnover in the defensive third and started a fastbreak. This time Haas fed Hull on a cut across the crease for the 3-0 lead.A Dartmouth turnover on the next clear was also behind the fourth goal asKelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson) fed a driving MelissaHayes (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) at 20:27 to put the Hoos up4-0, forcing the Big Green to take a time out.
Allenbach scored the next goal just over a minute later as sherolled the crease with a feed coming from Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley),who had a season-high four assists today. On the next draw, the Big Greenworked the ball down to their offensive end where they drew a three-secondviolation and a free position attempt, but the shot was saved by FrancisSegarra (Coto Laurel, P.R./Glen Mills (Pa.)), who had 12 saves on the day,and outletted to Widger who started the fast break. Hook drew a shootingspace foul at the other end and converted the attempt to give the Cavaliersthe 6-0 lead.
Dartmouth got on the board at 15:43 as Emily Fenwick rolled thecrease and ended the streak. Virginia’s defensive pressure in the Dartmouthoffensive end set up the next goal as Haas caused a turnover off anattempted clear at the top of the 12 and Samm Taylor (Springfield,Va./Robinson) scooped up the ball and scored one of her game-high fourgoals.
The Big Green scored just before halftime as Kate Graw drew anotherfoul in the arc and converted the attempt, cutting the deficit to 7-2. Buton the ensuing draw, which was won by Hayes, the Cavaliers scored again asHayes got the ball to Haas who fed Hull on the crease just 17 seconds laterto take an 8-2 lead into the break.
The Cavaliers did not back down in the second half, scoring twopairs of two goals in under thirty seconds apart. At 27:25 Hull convertedan 8-meter attempt and Taylor took a patient draw control to the cage on adrive to the crease 30 seconds later. Two minutes after that, Allenbachassisted on a pair of goals 19 seconds apart to give Virginia a 12-2 lead.Allenbach fed Fromal across the crease at 24:19 and at 24:00 off the draw,Allenbach fed Taylor who drove to the cage, forcing the Big Green to take atimeout.
Haas broke the sophomore scoring record as she took a fast breakpass from Fromal to the cage at 21:15. Again Dartmouth stopped a six-goalrun as Fenwick again rolled the crease at 19:59 to make the score 13-3. ButVirginia answered with a three-goal run in three minutes, with two assistscoming from Fromal. At 17:45 Haas fed Lacey Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./NotreDame Prep) on the crease at 17:45. Just over a minute later Fromal fed Hookacross the cage to up the score to 15-3, and Sarah Gercke’s(Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) conversion of a Fromal pass madethe score 16-3 with 15:03 to play.
Dartmouth then went on a mini-run, scoring three goals in afour-minute span, including two by Jacque Weitzel sandwiching a freeposition goal by Kerry Lenehan. But the Cavaliers’s Taylor drove to thecage, scoring her fourth goal of the game at 9:58 to stop the Dartmouthrun. Darmouth’s Alison Moulin responded with a feed from Kate Graw at 6:58,but Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) took a Taylor pass right tothe cage to push the score to 18-7 with just over five minutes remaining.On the next draw, the Big Green worked it downfield where they got of ashot that was saved by Segarra, but the rebound came out to MaryBarensfeld, who tucked the ball in the net for what would prove to beDartmouth’s last goal of the game. Virginia responded on the next draw asAumiller gained control and flipped the ball to Lauri Kenis (Havertown,Pa./Haverford), who hit Sambus all alone on the crease just 27 secondslater. The Cavaliers’ JillHansen (Killington, Vt./Woodstock Union) closed out the scoring as she tooka crease feed from Mary Sauer (Garden City,N.Y./Garden City) to the net with just 17 ticks left on the clock.
Virginia was led by Widger’s four caused turnovers and Mooney andFromal both had four ground balls. Hook controlled four draws for theCavaliers.
Virginia advances to its second consecutive NCAA semifinal berthwhere they will face ACC-rival Duke, who defeated James Madison 11-10today, Duke’s comeback from a four-goal halftime deficit is thesecond-largest comeback in NCAA tournament history. Virginia and Duke havemet twice this season with the Cavaliers winning 15-9 at home and 10-9 inthe ACC semifinals at the University of North Carolina in April.
VIRGINIA – DARTMOUTH GAME SUMMARY
1 2 Final (records)Dartmouth 2 6 8 (11-5)Virginia (#2) 8 12 20 (14-5)
Goals: V: Taylor 4, Hook 3, Hull 3, Haas 2, Sambus 2, Fromal, Aumiller,Hansen, Hayes, Gercke, AllenbachD: Fenwick 2, Weitzel 2, Lenehan, Barensfeld, Moulin, GrawAssists: V: Fromal 4, Allenbach 3, Haas 3, Sauer, Kenis, Taylor, HullD: Graw, ZimmerShots: V: 43, D:29 Free position attempts: V: 4, D: 9Ground balls: V: 36, D:21Caused turnovers: V: 15, D: 7 Turnovers: V: 15, D: 16Draw controls: V: 15, D: 14Fouls: V: 20, D: 16 Clearing: V: 14-18, D: 10-20Saves: V; Segarra 12, D: 14 (Hughes 9, Leahy 5)