Sept. 6, 1998
FAIRFAX, Va. — Virginia junior Angela Hucles’ (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) goal in the 80th minute gave the University of Virginia Cavaliers a 5-4 victory over the George Washington Colonials today in their season opener. Hucles goal, which put the Cavs up 5-2, ties the record for career goals scored (36) set by Andrea Rubio (1989-1992). The win is the Cavaliers 13th consecutive season opener without a loss.
The Cavaliers began the scoring at the 17 minute mark with a goal from freshman Darci Borski (Philadelphia, PA/Nazareth Academy) on a cross from Hucles. But George Washington answered back as senior Jane Lea sent a through ball to forward Courtney Wright who put it in the back of the net 10 minutes later.
The score remained 1-1 at the half.
Cavalier sophomore Katie Tracy (Richmond, VA/James River) began the second half scoring barrage with a shot off a direct kick to put the Cavs up 2-1. The Cavaliers, who never trailed, went up 3-1 when freshman Laura Gaworecki (Houston, TX/Cypress Creek) connected on another Hucles cross. GW quickly rallied back to make the score 3-2 as Keisha Christoph drove down the center and passed right to Jane Anderson who shot the ball past Cav goalie Julie Harris (Ridgefield, CN/Ridgefield).
Three minutes later at the 75 minute mark, Virginia freshman Lori Lindsey (Indianapolis, IN/Pike) scored on a direct kick after GW forward Lauren Papalia fouled Hucles outside the penalty box. Hucles, a Hermann Award Trophy nominee, scored her 36th goal off a give and go from senior forward Jill Maxwell (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) to put the Cavs up three goals.
On the ensuing kick-off, George Washington scored on a goal by Anderson, assisted by Lea, which made the score 5-3. Three minutes later Harris came off her line and fouled Papalia, who was threatening on a breakaway, in the penalty box. Lea took the penalty kick and placed the ball in the upper left hand corner which held for the final score, 5-4. The nine goals scored in the game is the largest number of goals accumulated in a Virginia season opener.
The Cavs dominated the game offensively with 27 shots on goal and 10 corner kicks compared to the 10 shots and the two corner kicks of George Washington. The four goals scored by George Washington are the most goals given up Virginia since 1996.
The ‘Hoos improve their record to 1-0, and will face James Madison on Saturday, September 5 at Klockner Stadium. Game time against the Dukes is 7:00 pm.
Virginia 5, George Washington 4
Virginia (1-0-0) 1 4 5George Washington (0-1-0) 1 3 4
Scoring: Virginia: Borski (Hucles)/7th, Tracy/65th, Gaworecki (Hucles)/70th, Lindsey/75th, Hucles (Maxwell)/80th, George Washington: Wright (Lea)/27th, Anderson (Christoph)/73rd, Anderson (Lea)/81st, Lea/84th.
Shots: Virginia: 27, George Washington: 10.
Saves: Virginia: 4, George Washington: 8.
Corner Kicks: Virginia: 10, George Washington: 2
Fouls: Virginia: 8, George Washington: 10.
Offsides: Virginia: 3, George Washington: 2