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April 15, 1999

Charlottesville, VA – The Cavaliers used a balanced scoring attackwith 14 different Hoos recording points to help Virginia defeat in-staterival Virginia Tech 16-4 tonight in Charlottesville. Mills Hook(Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) and Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) had threeassists, six ground balls and four caused turnovers to lead the Hoos.

The Hokies won the opening draw and took the ball down to theiroffensive end, where they lost it and keeper Francis Segarra (Coto Laurel,Puerto Rico) picked up the loose ball. But on the clear, she was strippedof the ball and Tech’s Chris Mastro alertly picked it up and threw it toCatherine Augustyn, who was alone in front of the goal. Augustyn put it inthe empty cage 21 seconds into the game for the early lead.

But the Cavaliers stormed back, scoring three goals in 27 secondsto take control of the game. On the next draw, won by the Cavaliers, Hooktook it down and was awarded a free position, which she bounced to the topshelf to tie the game. On the next draw, Gina Sambus (Garden City,N.Y./Garden City) controlled it and got it to Hook, who put Virginia up 2-118 seconds later. Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown), the ACC Playerof the Week, won the next draw and fed a streaking Fromal nine secondslater to put the Hoos up 3-1. Mia Mooney (Rosemont, Pa./Shipley) picked upa loose ball in the eight and deposited it in the net for the fourth goal,and on the next draw, Haas controlled it and tried to flip it to Jess Hull(Arnold, Md./Broadneck). The ball bounced off Hull’s stick and went intothe cage, giving the Hoos a 5-1 lead. Ironically, this proved to be thegame-winning goal.

Tech’s Dawn Will stopped the Virginia run on a charge to the cageon an assist from Augustyn, but the Cavaliers defense frustrated the Hokiesthe rest of the half, keeping them off the board by disrupting six of nineHokie clears.

Hook completed her hat trick on a bouncer from the right side at24:08. Four minutes later, Kelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C.Henderson) picked up a scramble in front of the cage and scored to put theCavaliers up 7-2. Virginia’s Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md./GeorgetownVisitation)caused a broken clear and got the ball to a streaking Haas, whoscored at 15:03 to put the Cavaliers up 8-2. Fromal fed a wide-open Sambuson the crease at 11:19 to push the margin to 9-2. WIth 12 minutes to go inthe half, Mary Beth LaVerghetta (Lutherville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) replacedSegarra in the cage for the Cavaliers. At 3:55 Fromal assisted again, thistime to Laura Lindsay (Deerfield, Mass./Deerfield) to put the Hoos indouble digits. The Cavaliers added a pair in the final minute of the firsthalf as Sambus picked up a loose ball and drove through the eight for thescore. Virginia Tech won the next draw but Kristin Keller (St. David’s,Pa./Radnor) caused a turnover and the Hoos went on a fast break, which wasconverted as Mary Sauer (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) fed Lindsay with 21seconds to go in the half.

In the second half, Tech scored the opening goal 3:28 into theperiod as Augustyn scored on a drive to the cage. Fromal was a part of theVirginia two-goal run as she broke the Tech clear with a caused turnoverand ground ball and took it down to the arc where fed Jill Hansen(Killington, Vt./Woodstock Union) to put the Hoos up 13-3 at 20:46. At thispoint Liz McCarthy (La Jolla, Ca./Taft) replaced LaVerghetta. Fromal thenscored herself on a quick stick from Samm Taylor (Springfield,Va./Robinson) at 15:45. Will scored again at 13:23 to break up the Cavalierrun, but the Hoos clamped down and did not allow the Hokies to score again.Sauer scored off a feed from Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre DamePrep) at 7:28 and Meredith Elwell (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) converted afree position at 3:57 for the final score of the game. McCarthy made aseries of spectacular saves, three at point blank range in a matter ofseconds, to help preserve the win.

The Cavaliers return to action next Wednesday, April 21 as theytravel to Fairfax, Va. to take on the #17 George Mason Patriots at 4:00 pm.


                          1    2    Final (Records)Virginia Tech             2    2    4 (6-3)Virginia     (#2)        12    4    16 (10-3)

Scoring: Goals (V): Hook (3), Fromal (2), Lindsay (2), Sambus (2), Haas,Sauer, Allenbach, Elwell, Hansen, Hull, Mooney (VT): Will (2), Augustyn (2)

Assists: (V): Fromal (3), Haas (2), Sauer, Cangemi, Taylor, Sambus, Hayes (VT): Mastro, Augustyn

Saves: (V): Segarra 3, LaVerghetta 2, McCarthy 5; (VT): Wagner 18

Clearing: (V): 14-16; (VT): 7-19

Caused turnovers: (V): 12,(VT): 3

Ground balls: (V): 32, (VT): 24

Draw controls: (V): 10, (VT): 12 Free positions: (V): 5; (VT): 2

Shots: (V): 39, (VT): 16

Turnovers: (V): 13, (VT):20

Fouls: (V): 11, (VT): 7

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