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April 22, 1999

FAIRFAX, Va. – Virginia’s Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) scooped upeight ground balls, caused four Patriot turnovers, scored a goal andassisted on another to help the Cavaliers turn back in-state rival #14George Mason 10-6 in rainy Fairfax this afternoon. It was the first-evermeeting between the two squads.

After the Cavaliers won the opening draw and raced down field wheretheir shot was saved, the Patriots took control and cleared the ball wherethe Cavalier defense was able to keep them off the scoreboard. But Virginiafailed to capitalize on the defensive stand, as they were not able to clearthe ball in their first four attempts. On the fifth attempt, however, theCavaliers were able to get the ball down field where their shot was againsaved by Mason keeper Bettina Guevara, the CAA goalie of the year. But onthe ensuing Patriot clear, the Cavaliers broke it and Jamie Haas (Berwyn,Pa./Marple Newtown) drew a shooting space foul which she converted for thefirst goal of the game.

The Patriots tied the score three minutes later as Candace Cummingsscored on a drive to the crease. But Virginia went ahead for good on thenext draw, as Haas gained control and threw it ahead to Jess Hull (Arnold,Md./Broadneck) who missed the pass but picked up the loose ball and rolledaround the crease to score 18 seconds later. Virginia went up 3-1 as Fromalfed a wide-open Mia Mooney (Rosemont, Pa./Shipley) across the goal.

With less than 30 seconds to go in the half, Francis Segarra (CotoLaurel, P.R./Glen Mills (PA)) made one of her game-high 13 saves, which waspicked up by Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) who ranit up the field to start the fast break. The Cavaliers converted the clearas Kelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson) hit Hull to give theCavaliers a 4-1 lead with 13 seonds to go in the half, a score thatremained at the break.

In the second half, the Patriots scored the opening goal twominutes into the period to cut the deficit to 4-2. But the Cavaliersscored the next two goals to take a 6-2 lead as Haas fed Mooney in the arcat 24:03 and Molly Cangemi (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) hit a streakingSamm Taylor (Springfield, Va./Robinson) at 20:32.

George Mason’s Kara McFadden scored on a scramble in front of thecage after a Segarra save to cut the margin to 6-3, but Ashley Widger(Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) came up with two caused turnovers that resulted inVirginia goals. At the halfway mark of the second period, Widger came upwith a turnover at the Virginia restraining line and worked it downfieldwhere Haas again drew a shooting space foul which she converted for a 7-3lead. Seven minutes later Widger caused another turnover, breaking theMason clear, and got the ball to Mooney who dumped it to Haas who finishedher hat trick by giving the Cavaliers an 8-3 lead with 7:54 to go.

On the following draw, Lauri Kenis (Havertown, Pa./Haverford)gained control and got the ball to Allenbach who drove in from therestraining line 27 seconds later to give the Cavaliers a 9-3 lead. Fromaladded Virginia’s tenth goal of the game just over a minute later as sherolled around the crease. Her defender slipped and Fromal deposited theball in the net, giving the Cavaliers a six-goal lead with 6:03 to go.

The Patriots went on a mini-rally as Kinsley O’Garrow won the nextdraw and raced down field to score, pulling the Pariots within five. GeorgeMason scored again just over a minute later as McFadden fed KristenSanders, forcing the Cavaliers to take a time out with 4:35 to go. But withthree seconds to go in the game, Sanders scored again on a scramble infront of the cage for the final score of 10-6.

The Cavaliers were led by Stephy Samaras (Annapolis,Md./Annapolis)’s six caused turnovers and Haas’ four draw controls.Tonight’s win was the Cavaliers 21st in a row against in-state competitionand sixth in a row this season.

Virginia travels to UNC to compete in the 1999 ACC lacrossechampionships. The Cavaliers, the defending conference champions, areseeded third in the tournament and will face second-seeded Duke onSaturday, April 24 at 3:00 pm. Virginia defeated Duke 15-9 earlier thisseason at Klockner Stadium.


                    1   2   Final (Records)Virginia      (#2)  4   6   10 (11-3)George Mason (#14)  1   5    6  (6-7)

Scoring: Goals: (V): Haas (3), Hull (2), Mooney (2), Taylor, Fromal, Allenbach (G): Cummings (2), Sanders (2), McFadden, O’GarrowAssists: (V): Haas, Mooney, Fromal, Allenbach, Cangemi (G): McFaddenSaves: (V): Segarra 13; (G): Guevarra 14 Clearing: (V): 14-23; (G): 13-18Ground balls: (V): 37, (G): 22Caused turnovers:(V): 20, (G): 12Draw controls: (V): 14, (G): 12Free positions: (V): 12; (G): 7Shots: (V): 38, (G): 22Turnovers: (V): 15, (G): 18Fouls: (V): 13, (G): 26

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