October 28, 1998
Junior forward Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) scored 2:40 into overtime tonight against Wake Forest, giving the Cavaliers the ACC victory and establishing her as the all-time leading scorer at Virginia. Hucles’ 46th career goal, which is already a Cavalier record, coupled with her 12 career assists, gives her 104 career points, eclipsing the 102 tallied by former Cavalier All-American Andrea Rubio (1989-92).
GAME 15: #13 Virginia 1, #21 Wake Forest 0 —
Wake Forest and Virginia, both of whom had one loss in ACC competition, battled through a scoreless regulation with both keepers coming up big for their squads. Wake’s Erin Regan tallied nine saves for the Demon Deacons while All-ACC goalie Megan Boehm (Howard, Md./Centennial) made 11 saves for the Cavaliers, preserving the shutout. Statistically, the game was close as the Cavaliers outshot the Demon Deacons 19-18 but the Deacs had the edge in corner kicks 6-5. The game was the Cavaliers’ seventh trip into overtime this season, which is the most for a single seaon in school history. The Cavaliers have a record of 3-2-2 in overtime contests this season. It was also the Cavaliers second consecutive 1-0 ACC victory and gave them their fifth ACC win, the most conference victories in a season.
GAME 16–#1 North Carolina 5, #13 Virginia 1 —
Virginia senior forward Jill Maxwell (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) buried a rebound of a Kyla Robinson (Arlington, Va./H. B. Woodlawn) shot to bring the Cavaliers to a 2-1 score at halftime against the top-ranked Tar Heels, but the defending National Champions scored three in the second half to improve to 17-0 on the season and clinch the ACC regular season championship. North Carolina jumped out on top early as the Heels headed in a goal in the sixth minute. The Cavalier defense stiffened and did not allow a goal for the next 37 minutes until the Heels scored on another header, this time off a corner kick with just over two minutes remaining. But in the next minute, Robinson dribbled up the right flank and sent a hard shot into the cage which was saved by the UNC goalie. The rebound popped out to Maxwell, who put the ball in the net for the score. In the second half, the Tar Heels scored three goals to seal the victory.
Seven up: The Cavaliers have set a new record for extra time this season, as seven of the Cavaliers’s contests have gone into overtime. Virginia has a 3-2-2 record in overtime in 1998. The Penn State loss was the first loss in overtime in the last nine games, a streak stretching back to 1994.
Maxwell nets goal against Heels: Jill Maxwell became only the fifth person in school history to notch a goal against North Carolina, scoring on a rebound just before halftime to give the Cavaliers a boost in the game. UNC led 2-1 at halftime after Maxwell’s goal at the 43:48 mark.
Shades of things to come: Two freshmen are ranked second and third in this year’s scoring on the team as Darci Borski and Lori Lindsey have 20 and 16 points respectively. Laura Gaworecki is in sixth with eight points.
On the Horizon Closing Out the Regular Season
Meeting up with Mason: George Mason is one of only three schools that have a winning record against the Cavaliers (minimum of 10 games played) with an all-time series advantage of 4-8-3. The series has been particularly close in recent years, as the two have had all three ties since 1994, going 1-1-3 in the last five meetings. Last year the two teams played 74 minutes of scoreless ball in the rain before the game was called due to weather.