Women's Lacrosse Hosts Quarterfinal Match
May 7, 1999
The Cavaliers enter the 1999 NCAA Tournament after reaching the final game last year. For the second consecutive year, the Hoos are one of the top four seeds and are hosting a quarterfinal game. This year’s opponent, like last year, is an Ivy League opponent. This time around, though, it is Dartmouth, who the Cavaliers defeated 10-7 in the NCAA Semifinals last year. Virginia enters the contest with a 13-5 record while the Big Green sport an 11-4 record following their first-round victory on Wednesday. Ironically, Dartmouth and Loyola were pitted together last year in the second round, with the winner to face the Cavaliers in the semifinals. Dartmouth staged the NCAA Tournament’s largest halftime comeback in history, coming back from a 5-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Greyhounds 8-7 in overtime.
1999 NCAA Championships
Virginia Cavaliers vs Dartmouth Big Green
VIRGINIA vs DARTMOUTH
Virginia holds a 7-1 advantage in the series with the Big Green, starting from a 15-14 sudden-victory overtime win in 1984 in Charlottesville. The Hoos won the next five gamesbefore falling 12-10 in Hanover in 1994. Virginia won the last game, 10-7, in the NCAA Semifinals in Catonsville last year. Virginia has never lost to the Big Green in Charlottesville or at a neutral site. The Big Green have not travelled to Charlottesville since 1992, when the Cavaliers won a 10-5 decision.
Virginia’s ties with Dartmouth extend to the staff level, where Big Green Head Coach Amy Patton and Cavaliers Head Coach Julie Myers are both assistants for the United States Developmental Team and Virginia SID is the Developmental Team Coordinator. Dartmouth boasts Kate Graw, Jacque Weitzel, Melissa Frazier and Amy Zimmer on the team while the Cavaliers claim Stephy Samaras and Samm Taylor. The head field hockey coach at Dartmouth, Julie Dayton, is a former assistant coach for the Cavaliers who was on the sidelines when the Hoos won both of their NCAA titles in 1991 and 1993. Also, Meredith Elwell’s brother Jared is an assistant coach for the Dartmouth Big Green, while Sarah Gercke’s sister Nicole is a former member of the Big Green squad and was a student assistant last year as well.
Today’s game will mark the fourth time this season that the Big Green are playing an ACC opponent, and the Cavaliers will look to make it a clean sweep for the conference. Dartmouth has already lost to Maryland, Duke, and North Carolina. William & Mary is the only other school to face all four teams, and the Tribe finished with a 1-3 record.
Common opponents for the two teams include Maryland (both lost), Princeton (DC W, UVA L), Duke (DC L, VA W), UNC (both lost), Penn State (DC L, VA W), Loyola (DC W, VA L).
We want a score!: Nineteen different people have scored this year for the Cavaliers, two more than all of last year. Eight different Hoos have notched 10 goals or more, and seven different Cavaliers have notched the game-winner in Virginia’s 13 wins.
Can’t win when you don’t score!: Virginia has historically been one of the nation’s leaders in scoring defense, and 1999 is no exception. The Cavaliers currently rank eighth in the nation at 6.99 goals per game.
Can’t score if you don’t shoot!: Virginia allows only 18.3 shots a game, which helps contribute to the low scoring. Virginia has shot just about twice as many times as their opponents (559 to 333).
Two-minute drill: The Cavaliers have made 37 quick strikes in the season, scoring less than a minute after their last goal or their opponent’s last goal. Conversely, the Hoos have only allowed 19 return quick strikes.
May Days The Cavaliers have an all-time record of 13-13 in May after going 2-1 last year. Virginia has never played on May 8 in school history.
Lucky FOURTEEN: The Cavaliers have won at least 14 games in each of Coach Julie Myers‘ three season. Virginia goes for its 14th win today against Dartmouth. Today’s game, Virginia’s 19th of the season, is the second-highest total number of games in a season. The record of 20 was set last year (17-3).
Crazy Eights The Cavaliers’ 8-game win streak was the fifth-longest streak in a single season and the sixth-longest in school history.
Haas has helped!–Red-shirt sophomore Jamie Haas, has exploded offensively this season as she currently leads the team with 35 goals and 16 assists. Her 51 points is a career high. She has recorded four hat tricks this season and has scored in the last 15 games. The UVA record for consecutive games scoring in a single season is 16, tied by Mia Mooney last year. Haas’ 51 points also ranks as the second highest total for a sophomore in Virginia history, behind only Beth Potter’s 54 in 1996. Haas also ranks second all-time in school history in goals for a sophomore with her 35, behind Dawn Wisniewski’s 38 in 1985. Wisniewski also set the record for consecutive games scoring with her 16 in 1987. Haas’ 16 assists also ranks third all-time among all second years in school history.
From here to there: Amy Fromal, the 1997 ACC Rookie of the Year, makes her second appearance on the All-Conference team. Primarily a defensive wing, Fromal is a key ingredient to the defensive success as she is first on the team in ground balls and is third in caused turnovers. Fromal also has one game-winning goal on the season.
Stephy Stuffs you! -Stephy Samaras is making her first appearance on the All-ACC team. Samaras is a member of the US National Developmental Team. Her sister Cristi is a member of the US Elite team and her mother Cathy is the President of the USLacrosse women’s division.
Mia to the MOMA – Mia Mooney has been recognized as an accomplished artist as she had an art show hosted by the University of Virginia earlier this season. Mooney’s work, which has been selected for national campaigns, is growing in national recognition.
Mia moving up – Mia Mooney has notched 30 assists in her career, which moves her into the top-15 in that catagory. Mooney’s goal against Maryland gave her 100 career points, a mark achieved by only 17 other Cavaliers.
Hull hoists standard – Jess Hull is also nearing the 100 point mark for her career. She currently stands at 68g+26a=94p, which ranks her 20th all-time.
Ashley’s as tough as an oak – Ashley Widger is celebrating her insertion into the starting lineup by being a stalwart in the defense. She ranks second in caused turnovers and ground balls. Ashley has been instrumental in starting many a fast break which has led to a Virginia score. Widger was named the team MVP at the Virginia All-Sports banquet earlier this week. She is also the recipient of the Betty and Money Yates Award, which recognizes the Virginia Lacrosse Players whose standards of excellence and play epitomize the ideal of Virginia Lacrosse.
Melissa’s Diamonds – Melissa Hayes has started in 75 consecutive lacrosse games, which continues the record shoe broke of current assistant coach Peggy Boutilier. She was also named a Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarship recipient from the ACC earlier this season.
Fran can stop! – Francis Segarra has stepped in nicely to the starting rotation in the cage. She ranks among the nation’s leaders in scoring defense, allowing only 6.99 goals per game, which places her ninth in the nation. She also now has 148 career saves, which puts her ninth all-time in school history. Current Cavalier coach Heather Dow ranks second all-time in that statistic.
Gee, Gina! -Gina Sambus has started each of the Cavaliers’ games this season, and her 18 points places her in very nice company. Mia Mooney, Amy Fromal, and Peggy Boutilier all each scored 15 points in their inaugural season and have enjoyed fine careers wearing the Orange and Blue.
Glad they’re with US!- Virginia has a close connection with the US teams programs as assistant coach Peggy Boutilier is a member of the US Elite team and assistant coach Heather Dow is also an assistant coach for the US Elite team. Cavaliers Stephy Samaras and Samm Taylor are also members of the US Developmental squad, of which UVA Head Coach Julie Myers is an assistant coach. Virginia SID Chip Rogers is the chair of the national teams program as well as well as the historian for the IWLCA.
1999 Tournament Bracket
Wednesday, May 5Georgetown vs UNC GT 7-6Penn State vs West Chester PSU 23-7JMU vs Rutgers JMU 11-6Loyola vs Dartmouth Dart 20-7
Saturday, May 8Maryland vs GeorgetownPrinceton vs Penn StateDuke vs JMUVirginia vs Dartmouth
Friday, May 15UMD/GT winner vs PR/PSU winnerDuke/JMU winner vs UVA/DC winner
Sunday, May 17Championship Sunday
May 5 1. Maryland 18-0 140 2. Virginia 13-5 133 3. Penn State 13-4 120 4. Duke 12-4 119 5. Princeton 12-4 117 6. JMU 12-4 106 7. Georgetown 10-5 95 8. Loyola 12-4 93 9. UNC 8-6 85 10. Dartmouth 10-4 7711. Rutgers 14-2 7012. Yale 13-3 6313. Delaware 13-5 5814. Geo. Mason 7-8 48 15. Syracuse 10-4 3916. W&M 6-9 3517. Boston Univ. 13-4 3018. ODU 6-10 1919. Cornell 9-5 17 20. Virginia Tech 11-6 6
1999 ACC HONORS
Amy Fromal, Stephy Samaras, ACC All-Conference Team
1. 54 Beth Potter 1996 2. 51 Jamie Haas 1999 3. 43 Lisa Newi 1987 3. 43 Dawn Wisniewski 1985 3. 43 Lindsey Sheehan 1984 3. 43 Sophie Carpenter 1982 7. 42 Anna Yates 1993 7. 42 Cyn Mathes 1989 9. 41 Jane Fitzgerald 1982 10. 37 Debbie Easter 1981
1. 38 Dawn Wisniewski 1985 2. 35 Jamie Haas 1999 3. 34 Lisa Newi 1987 4. 32 Jane Fitzgerald 1982 5. 31 Cyn Mathes 1989 5. 31 Abbie O'Leary 1985 7. 30 Debbie Easter 1981 8. 29 Anna Yates 1993 8. 29 Sophie Carpenter 1982 10. 27 Beth Potter 1996 10. 27 Barry Kilbourn 1976
1. 129 Lindsey Sheehan 1984-1986 2. 70 Anna Yates 1992-1995 3. 65 Beth Potter 1995-pres 4. 45 Cherie Greer 1991-1994 5. 44 Kelly Daddona 1991-1994 6. 41 Sophie Carpenter 1981-1984 7. 38 Erin Stewart 1990-1993 8. 37 Amy Breen 1990-1993 9. 35 Jenny Slingluff 1989-1992 9. 35 Cyn Mathes 1988-1991 9. 35 Dawn Wisniewski 1984-1987 12. 34 Kara Ariza 1995-pres 13. 32 Debbie Easter 1980-1983 14. 31 Elaine Jones 1989-1992 15. 30 Mia Mooney 1996-1999
1. 27 Beth Potter 1996 2. 20 Lindsey Sheehan 1984 3. 16 Jamie Haas 1999 4. 14 Sophie Carpenter 1982 5. 13 Anna Yates 1993 6. 11 Cyn Mathes 1990 7. 10 Cherie Greer 1992 7. 10 Amy Breen 1991 9. 9 Lisa Newi 1987 9. 9 Jane Fitzgerald 1982 9. 9 Sally Williams 1980
1. 66* Lindsey Sheehan 1986 2. 23 Anna Yates 1995 2. 23 Kelly Daddona 1994 4. 18 Cherie Greer 1994 5. 17 Amy Breen 1993 6. 15 Jen Marino 1992 6. 15 Dawn Wisniewski 1987 8. 14 Beth Potter 1998 9. 13 Jessica Hull 1999 10. 12 Jenny Slingluff 1992 10. 12 Sophie Carpenter1984
1. 66* Lindsey Sheehan 1986 2. 43 Lindsey Sheehan 1985 3. 31 Anna Yates 1994 4. 27 Beth Potter 1996 5. 23 Anna Yates 1995 5. 23 Kelly Daddona 1994 7. 20 Lindsey Sheehan 1984 8. 18 Cherie Greer 1994 8. 18 Jenny Slingluff 1991 10. 17 Kelly Daddona 1993 11. 16 Jamie Haas 1999
Virginia’s Record . . .
at home: 5-3away: 7-1neutral: 1-1
when UVA scores first: 9-2when UVA is scored upon first: 4-3
when UVA shoots more: 13-2when UVA shoots less: 0-2
when UVA has more ground balls: 13-3when UVA has less ground balls: 0-2
when UVA has more draw controls: 10-3when UVA has less draw controls: 1-2when UVA has equal draw controls: 2-0
when UVA has more caused to’s: 12-4when UVA has less caused to’s: 1-1
when UVA has less turnovers: 12-3when UVA has more turnovers: 1-2
when UVA has less fouls: 4-3when UVA has more fouls: 8-2when UVA has equal fouls: 1-0
on Saturday: 4-1on Sunday: 2-0
MOST LEASTgoals 16, vs UR, Tech, UMBC 3, vs UNC, MD (1)assists 10, vs UMBC 0, vs MD (1)shots 41, vs UMBC 11 vs MD (1)gr balls 43, vs GMU 18, vs MD (1)draw cnt 18, vs UMBC 7, vs ODUcau to 22, vs UMBC 7, vs MD (1)to 25, vs PU 15, vs ODUsaves 13, vs GMU 3, vs PSU, MD (1)
MOST LEASTgoals 13, MD (1), MD (2) 3, UR, ODUassists 7, MD (1) 0, UR, W&Mshots 32, MD (2) 11, URgr balls 35, GMU, MD (2) 14, UR, Templedraw cnt 13, Duke 2, ODUcau to 12, GMU, MD (2) 3, Techto 29, GMU, Vandy 15, MD (1), UNCsaves 20, Temple 8, PSU
Points 8 Haas Vanderbilt 5 Hull Richmond 5 Taylor Temple 5 Fromal Virginia Tech Goals 6 Haas Vanderbilt 4 Hull Penn State 4 Taylor Temple
Assists 3 Haas James Madison 3 Fromal Virginia Tech
Saves 13 Segarra George Mason