Women's Lacrosse Defeats No. 2 Penn State, 15-5
March 21, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) celebrated her first career start with four goals and senior tri-captain Jess Hull (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) added four herself, all scored in a row over a 12 minute span, as the third-ranked Cavaliers (4-2) bounced back to defeat #2 Penn State (4-2) 15-5 today at University Hall Turf Field. It was the third straight win over the Nittany Lions for the Cavaliers.
After Penn State’s Emily Mechem scored on a high bounce shot in the first minute of the game off an assist from Jen Johnson, the Cavaliers countered three minutes later as Samm Taylor (Springfield, Va./Robinson) took a Haas feed to the cage to equalize the score. But the Nittany Lions scored exactly one minute later as Johnson scored on her own to put Penn State up 2-1.
From there the Cavaliers leapt alive, scoring nine consecutive goals while holding Penn State scoreless for 40:33. Haas notched her first goal on a free position from the left side at 19:30 to tie the game, and her next goal, at 10:21 put the Cavaliers ahead for good. Hull then went on a mini-run herself as she converted a feed from Molly Cangemi (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) at 8:46, and then won the draw and raced downfield to score again 12 seconds later. Her conversion of an 8-meter at 2:41 gave her a hat trick in succession and gave the Cavaliers a 6-2 lead which they took to the break.
Hull picked up right where she left off as she converted a Mia Mooney (Rosemont, Pa./Shipley) pass six minutes into the second period. Taylor put the Cavaliers up 8-2 as she scored off the draw 23 seconds later. Jill Hansen (Rutland, Vt./Rutland) scored off a feed from Kelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson) at 19:49, and Cangemi drove the crease and scored at 15:10 to give the Cavaliers an eight-goal lead at 10-2.
After Penn State called a timeout, the Nittany Lions roared back, scoring three goals in 1:52 to cut the lead to 10-5. Johnson tallied for Penn State, Colleen O’Brien converted a free position, and Molly Ford cut the deficit to 10-5 with her goal at 12:36.
Virginia took a timeout in turn, and in response the Cavaliers scored three goals in 46 seconds. Allenbach scored at 9:05, Haas completed her hat trick at 8:32, and Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) also scored off the draw at 8:19 to push the margin right back to eight at 13-5.
Haas scored her fourth goal with 6:43 to go in the game, and Mills Hook’s (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) conversion of an 8-meter with 4:36 to go was the final goal of the game.
The Cavaliers were led by Fromal who picked up seven ground balls. Fromal and Stephy Samaras (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) both had four caused tunrovers, and Haas collected five draw controls. Francis Segarra (Glen Mills, Pa./Glen Mills) had three saves on the afternoon to go along with three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Virginia will face #12 William & Mary on Wed., Mar. 24 at 7:00 in Williamsburg.
1 2 Final (Records)Penn State (#2) 2 3 5 (4-2)Virginia (#3) 6 9 15 (4-2)
Scoring: Goals (V): Haas 4, Hull 4, Taylor 2,Cangemi, Hansen, Hook, Hayes, AllenbachAssists: Haas, Cangemi, Mooney, AllenbachGoals (P): Johnson 2, Mechem, O’Brien, FordAssists (P): JohnsonSaves: (V): Segarra 3, (P): Ames 8Clearing: (V): 9-15; (P): 7-17Ground balls: (V): 31, (P): 20Draw controls: (V):14, (P):8Free positions: (V): 3; (P):3Caused turnovers: (V): 16, (P): 5Shots: (V):30, (P): 10Turnovers: (V): 18, (P):20Fouls: (V): 12, (P): 11