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April 4, 1998

VILLANOVA, Pa. – On Saturday, April 4, the Villanova Wildcats weredefeated by the No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers, 16-1, at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats fall to 2-8, while the Cavaliers improve to 8-2.

The Cavaliers controlled the first half offensively and defensively.Seven different players scored for Virginia, as they scattered nine goals over the the first thirty minutes of play to grab a 9-0 lead at intermission. Sophomore Merideth Elwell and freshman Lacey Aumiller each beat Villanova net-minder Cara Walsh (12 saves, 13 goals against) two times inthe first half.

In second half action, junior co-captain, Meghan Doyle, fromCockeysville, Md., beat Virgina’s goalie Heather Castle (five saves, one goal against) scoring the Wildcats lone goal just 1:50 into the half. Doyle, Villanova’s leading scorer, now has 35 points on the season (28 goals, seven assists).

Virginia’s offensive flurry continued in the second half, as theCavaliers controlled the tempo and scored seven second half goals. Twelve different players from Virgina managed to score in their 16-1 victory over Villanova.

The Wildcats next travel to Hempstead, N.Y. to play Hofstra onWednesday, April 8, at 4:00 pm.

Score: 1 2 FVirginia (#5) 9 7 16Villanova 0 1 1

Shots: Goalie Stats:Virginia – 30 Virgina – Heather Castle (5 Saves, 1 GA), ClaireParish (3 Saves, 0 GA)Villanova – 11 Villanova – Cara Walsh (12 Saves, 13 GA), Nicole Candy(2 Saves, 3 GA)

Goals:Virginia – 16 (Lacey Aumiller 2, Merideth Elwell 2, Sarah Gercke 2, MillsHook 2, Kelly Allenbach, Peggy Boutilier, Amy Fromal, Jill Hansen,Joanna Khouri, Mia Mooney, Natalie Soule, Samm Taylor)

Villanova – 1 (Meghan Doyle)

Assists:Virginia – 11 (Kara Ariza 2, Natalie Soule 2, Lacey Aumiller, MeridethElwell, Amy Fromal, Melissa Hayes, Jessica Hull, Stephy Sammaras, Samm Taylor)

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