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April 13, 1999

1999 Cavalier Lacrosse Weekly Release

GAME 10: #4 Virginia 11, #3 James Madison 9-The Cavaliers used a balanced scoring attack to come back from a 6-1 deficit to upset James Madison. Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) won 10 draws, scored two goals and assisted on three others to spark the attack. After Virginia scored the opening goal on Samm Taylor’s (Springfield, Va./Robinson) unassisted goal, James Madison went on a six-goal run in 17 minutes to take a 6-1 lead. The Dukes scored at the 25:29 mark to tie the game, and then went on a three-goal run in 1:24 to go up 4-1, forcing the Cavaliers to take a time out. After the time out, the Dukes scored twice, with their last goal at the 8:14 mark of the first half. From there the Cavalier midfield roared to life, disrupting the Dukes’ attack and forcing five broken clears. Haas won the draw and the Cavaliers moved down to a set attack, where Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) scored on a crease challenge at 7:26 to start the Virginia run. On the next set attack, Haas fed a wide-open Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) on the crease to move the Cavaliers to 6-3. Haas scored herself just over a minute later on a free position to move the Cavaliers within two at 6-4. JMU had a pair of free positions in the final six seconds, but was stopped both times by Francis Segarra (Coto Laurel, Puerto Rico) , who had eight saves for UVa. The Cavaliers tied the game on a pair of incredible individual efforts by Jess Hull (Arnold, Md./Broadneck). In the midst of a clear, Hull took the ball at the restraining line and drove to the goal, scoring at the 26:49 mark. On the next draw, Haas got control and got the ball to Hull again at the restraining line, who drove to the cage just 32 seconds later, tying the game. The Dukes took the lead again on a broken clear as they forced the turnover and scored at 23:50. UVa tied the game a second time three minutes later as Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) took a fast break to the crease and scored at 20:47. Virginia took the lead for a second time as Haas hit Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) on a quickstick feed at 16:35. The Dukes forced a fourth tie at 14:26. But the Cavaliers took the lead for good when Ashley Widger (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) caused a turnover in the Virginia defensive end and transitioned the ball to the attack, when Hook hit senior captain Mia Mooney (Rosemont, Pa./Shipley) at the 8:48 mark. Haas won the next draw and the Cavaliers took it into the attack, where Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) drew a shooting space violation and stuck the ball in the lower left corner to put the Cavaliers up by two at 7:52. Again the Cavaliers won the draw and controlled the ball in their offensive end, holding a patient attack until Haas hit Mooney at 3:29 to put the Cavaliers up 11-8. James Madison attempted a comeback as they controlled the next draw and worked it down to their offensive end and scored with 2:22 to go. But Haas won her fifth draw of the half and the Cavaliers controlled possession for almost the rest of the game. The Dukes caused a turnover with 14 seconds to go and they brought the ball down field where JMU drew a foul and a free position attempt with 2 seconds to go, but Segarra saved the shot to preserve the win and the upset. UVa was led by Widger’s four caused turnovers and Lauri Kenis’ (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) five ground balls.

GAME 11: #4 Virginia 15, #2 Duke 9-With a hat trick of Cavaliers netting hat tricks and eight Hoos scoring overall, the Cavaliers upset #2 Duke. The Hoos forced 15 turnovers, including five from Stephy Samaras (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis), and broke four of the Blue Devils’ clears to help stage the upset. Duke jumped on top 6:44 into the game. The Cavaliers went ahead with two quick goals a minute apart from Jess Hull and Gina Sambus. Hull scored on a free position and Sambus hit with an assist from Mia Mooney (Rosemont, Pa./Shipley) to stake the Cavaliers to a lead they would never relinquish. Duke tied it up on a free position halfway through the period. But the Cavaliers went ahead for good as they scored two quick goals again, this time in 51 seconds. Mooney drove to the cage at 10:56 and 51 seconds later Amy Fromal took a feed from Hull to the upper left corner for a 4-2 lead, forcing the Blue Devils to take a time out. Duke cut the deficit in half at the 7:10 mark on a broken clear. But the Hoos scored the last three goals of the half as Sambus converted an 8-meter at 6:02, Hull scored on a crease challenge at 4:27, and Samm Taylor scored through a double team with just 53 seconds to go in the half. At the start of the second half the Blue Devils made a run, as they forced a turnover after UVa won the opening draw and scored just 2:21 into the period. Duke cut the lead to 7-5 just over a minute later. But Mills Hook helped right UVa with a pair of quick stick goals just over two minutes apart to stem the Blue Devil roll. At 22:14 she took a feed from Mooney on the left side and at 19:55 Hull fed her in the same spot to give the Cavaliers a 9-5 margin. Just 35 seconds later the Blue Devils answered but Hook completed her hat trick two minutes later on a blasted bounce shot to push the margin back to four at 10-6. Virginia went up by five at 10:34 when Hull notched her hat trick off an opposite post feed from Kelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson). Duke converted an 8-meter at 8:35 to move the margin back to four at 11-7, but Jamie Haas hit her only goal of the day on a free position of her own at 6:35 at make the score 12-5. The Cavaliers went on a run at the end of the game, scoring three times in 54 seconds. At 2:40 Sambus completed her hat trick on another crease feed from Haas, and on the ensuing draw the Cavaliers gained control and Hook and Mooney worked a 2v2 to the cage where Mooney scored just 18 seconds later. Taylor closed out the scoring for the Hoos at 1:46 as she scored on a drive to the cage.Duke added a goal just 26 seconds later and with 25 seconds to go scored again but it was not enough as the Cavaliers scored the upset 15-9. UVa was led by Haas’ six ground balls and six draw controls, and Samaras added five caused turnovers. Francis Segarra had eight saves for UVa.

GAME 11: #4 Virginia 13, #17 Vanderbilt 9-Jamie Haas scored a career-high six goals, three in each half, to help the Cavaliers turn back a determined Vanderbilt squad. Hass added a pair of assists and four draw controls to help Virginia to their fourth consecutive win and third this week over a ranked opponent. After Samm Taylor scored to open the game for the Cavaliers, Vandy scored at 26:41 and then took the lead at 2-1 at the 26:05 mark. But UVa stormed back, scoring a pair of goals 38 seconds apart to take back the lead that they would not let go. Haas tied it up with a feed from Gina Sambus After Vanderbilt won the draw,the Hoos forced a turnover and senior tri-captain Jess Hull took a feed from fellow captain Mia Mooney and raced in to stake the Hoos to a 3-2 lead. Haas scored again on a blast from the center at the 22:00 mark, forcing the Commmodores to take a time out. But the Cavaliers scored again six minutes later as Ashley Widger caused a turnover in the eight and Stephy Samaras picked up the ground ball to start the fast break. In the Cavalier offensive end, Haas found Molly Cangemi on an opposite post feed to push the Cavalier margin to 5-2. Vanderbilt picked up a loose ball in the eight and scored on a botched play to cut the deficit to 5-3 at 14:19, but the Hoos pushed the margin back to 3 as Taylor scored on a rocket free position at 12:11. Vanderbilt had a quick answer a second time less than a minute later to send the score to 6-4. Virginia again pushed the lead to 3 as Amy Fromal drove the crease after picking up a loose ball in the fan at 6:14, and then Haas put the Cavaliers up by 4 with a goal with 3:56 to play in the half. Again the Commodores answered quickly as Amanda Rice scored on a give and go from Andrea Legath to cut the deficit to 8-5. But Haas again foiled the Commodores’ comeback with an assist to Taylor with just 1:49 to go in the half. In the second, Haas scored twice in the first three minutes to push the Cavaliers to an 11-5 lead. She scored the first on a feed from Hull and the second one came just over a minute later as the Cavaliers forced Vanderbilt out of bounds and gained possession, took the ball into the fan and drew a shooting space foul. Haas’ conversion of the 8-meter gave the Hoos their largest lead of the game at 11-5. Tellam scored again on a crease challenge at 26:30 to stem the Cavalier run. Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) caused a turnover in the UVa defensive end and ran the length of the field where she drew a foul and converted the free position to give the Cavaliers a six-goal lead for the second time at 22:56. Vanderbilt cut the deficit again at 18:35. Haas scored the final goal for the Cavaliers with 6:02 to in the game to give the Hoos a 13-7 lead and a third-siox-goal lead. But the Commodores were not done, forcing a free position at 1:42 which they converted. Just 34 seconds later Vanderbilt again converted a free position, forcing the Cavaliers to take a time-out. But the defense held its ground after that, holding on for the 13-9 win. Virginia’s Francis Segarra made five saves and Taylor scooped up five ground balls. Samaras and Widger both had three caused turnovers to lead the team and Haas had four draw controls.

Jamie Haas Named ACC Player of the Week
Jamie Haas was named the ACC Player of the Week for her outstanding efforts in the Cavaliers’ three wins. Against the three top-20 teams, Haas had eight goals, six assists, 11 ground balls, 20 draw controls, and 1 caused turnover in the three games. Haas has scored in every game since being inserted into the starting lineup. She currently leads the team with 22 goals and 31 points and has more draw controls (27) than the next two combined. Haas’ six goals against Vanderbilt was a career high.

Mia Mooney honored at art show
Senior tri-captain Mia Mooney was recently on display at an art show at the University of Virginia. Mooney, a very accomplished photographer, is having an art show at Virginia’s Fayerweather Hall the week of April 12-16. Her works, which feature athletes throughout rehabilitation, are a stunning display of black and white photography.

Individual and Team Notes:

Eighteen isn’t enough!: Eighteen different people have scored this year for the Cavaliers, one more than all of last year.

Handling the Hokies: Virginia owns a perfect record against the in-state rival Hokies, allowing only two goals a game while scoring15.5.

Dueling with Duke: Virginia has won every contest against Duke in school history, stretching the streak up to 5.

Mia moving up: Mia Mooney has notched 28 assists in her career, which moves her into the top-15 in that catagory. She needs just seven points to reach the 100-point plateau, something done by only 17 Cavaliers in school history.

Lucky day!: April 14 has been good to the Cavaliers in history. Virginia has won 7 games in the 24 years of the program, a mark surpassed by wins on only three other days. On April 7, against James Madison, the Cavaliers won their eighth game against no losses in school history.

Stay in!: Virginia has won its last 19 games against instate opponents, dating back to James Madison in 1995.

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