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March 14, 1998

WASHINGTON D.C. – The third-ranked Virginia women’s lacrosse team used an 11-0 run spanning both halves to defeat tenth-ranked Georgetown 16-8 in Washington, DC. The Cavaliers were led for the second consecutive game by senior captain Beth Potter (Swarthmore, Pa./Ridley), who had three goals and four assists, including two goals and two assists in that critical run.

For the first ten minutes the teams traded goals. Georgetown got on the board first behind freshman Sheehan Stanwick, who scored all three of the Hoyas’ first-half goals, including the firsss of Georgetown’s first-half goals, including the first one just 28 seconds into the game. Senior captain Kara Ariza (Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood) tied up the game with a feed from Potter two minutes later, but Stanwick answered to put the Hoyas back on top. Virginia’s third captain, Peggy Boutilier (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country), tied up the score with her conversion of a free position seven minutes into the game, and Potter put UVA ahead with a feed from Mia Mooney (Penn Valley, Pa./Shipley) 90 seconds later. Stanwick scored again two minutes later to tie the score at 3.

At that point, Virginia’s defense stepped up and held the Hoyas scoreless for just over 30 minutes while the Cavaliers scored 11 consecutive goals. Samm Taylor (Springfield, Va./Robinson) converted a free ree position at the 18:38 mark, and Potter converted one of her own four minutes later. Potter scored again on a dodge just over a minute later.

Cavalier freshman Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) scored a career-high and game-higher-high and game-high four goals in the contest, with her first one coming with just under eight minutes to go in the first half off a feed from Mooney. Kelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./West Chester Henderson) converted a Potter pass at the 5:31 mark and Lacey Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) took a feed from Hook off the ensuing draw to put Virginia up 9-3 29 seconds later. Aumiller returned the favor to Hook two minutes later as she fed her classmate on the crease to close out the scoring in the first half with Virginia up 10-3.

The Cavaliers scored 14 seconds into the period as Hook controlled the draw and fed Mooney on the crease. Hook took a Jess Hull (Arlington, Va./Broadneck) pass to the cage three minutttArlington, Va./Broadneck) pass to the cage three minutes later, and Hull gave the Cavaliers a 10-goal lead off the next draw as she scored off a Potter assist. Mooney scored on a crease dodge one minute later to put Virginia up 14-3.

The Hoyas went on a mini-rally, scoring twice in a minute to cut the deficit to 14-5, but Sarah Gercke (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) converted Potter’s fourth assist to stake Virginia to the 10-goal lead. The Hoyas scored on a free position with just over 10 minutes remaining, but Hook scored her fourth goal one minute later to close out the Cavalier scoring. The Hoyas scored twice in the final four minutes on two free position goals.

Defensively, the Cavaliers were led by Boutilier’s seven ground balls. Both Boutilier and Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) had three caused turnovers, while Virginia’s Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) picked up five draw controls to lead both teams.

The Cavaliers return to action on Monday as they face the UMBC Retrievers in Charlottesville at 4:00.

                     1   2   Final (Records)Virginia (#3)       10   6   16    (2-0)Georgetown (#10)     3   5    8    (2-1)Scoring: Goals (V): Hook 4, Potter 3, Mooney 2, Ariza1, Boutilier 1, Gercke 1, Allenbach 1, Hill 1, Aumiller, 1, Taylor 1               (G): Stanwick 4, Baer 2, Stewart 1,                Urick 1Assists: (V): Potter 4, Hook 2, Mooney 2, Hull 1, Aumiller 1             (G): Stanwick 1Clearing:  V: 6-8, G: 11-22         Draw controls: V: 18, G: 8      Caused Turnovers: V:15, G:5Ground balls: V: 35, G: 13          Fouls: V: 11, G: 15Shots: V: 39; G: 20             Saves: V: 6 (Castle 6); G: 17 (Lindsey 17)
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