September 12, 1998
Goalden Girl!: Angela Hucles’s first goal against James Madison not only gave the Cavs the equalizer in the game but also gave her the record for career goals at Virginia. Hucles’ 37th goal lifted her past Andrea Rubio, who had 36 from 1989-92. Hucles was named ACC Player of the Week for her efforts in the Cavaliers’ two wins over the weekend, including the game winner against George Washington in the Cavs’ opener. She also gave the Hoos the go-ahead goal just before halftime in the James Madison game.
Breaking in Borski: Cavalier frosh Darci Borski has put up impressive numbers in her first two games. Against GW she scored the opening goal and against JMU she assisted on Hucles’ first goal and on Katie Tracy’s game-winner.
Katie with the Killer Instinct: Katie Tracy had the game-winner against the Dukes, scoring a scant 9 seconds before the end of regulation overtime. It is her second career game-winning goal, having scored the game-winner against Loyola in 97.
Harris Hangs Tough: Julie Harris has started both games for the Cavaliers and has played every minute, going 2-0 with a GAA of 2.57.
On the Horizon: Seeing the Seminoles: The Cavaliers have never lost to the Seminoles, the newest members of the ACC conference.
Taking on the Tribe: Virginia has an ax to grind with the William and Mary Tribe, who knocked the Cavaliers out of the NCAA-Tournament last year in Charlottesville by virtue of a 1-0 victory. Virginia has a record of 7-7-1 against the Tribe after splitting last year’s contests.
GAME-1: #6 Virginia 5, George Washington 4 – 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.
GAME-2: #6 Virginia 3, James Madison 2 (ot) – Virginia sophomore Katie Tracy (Richmond, VA/James River) scored the game winning goal with a diving header off a cross from Darci Borski (Philadelphia, PA/Nazareth Academy) with nine seconds remaining in double overtime to give the University of Virginia Cavaliers a 3-2 victory over the James Madison Dukes before 1,207 at Klockner Stadium. The Dukes struck first at the 12 minute mark when JMU senior Therese Wolden took a pass from senior Lisa Cioffi and shot the ball in the lower righthand corner of the Virginia goal. The Cavaliers tied the game 1-1 on a lone goal by junior Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy), a second team preseason all-American and a Hermann Trophy finalist . Hucles’ goal, in the 29th minute, breaks the record for career goals scored (37) set by Angela Rubio (1989-1992). Five minutes later, at the 43 minute mark, Borski crossed the ball to the right side of the field and Hucles headed the ball into the upper lefthand corner of the Dukes’ goal to make the score 2-1 at the half. The Dukes rallied to tie the game in the 73rd minute with a goal by James Madison junior Jen Keefe off of a Christy Yacono corner kick. The goal, which made the score 2-2, sent the game into overtime.