October 13, 1998
Current Record: 7-4-2
Current rank:22 (NSCAA)
GAME 13: #24 Maryland 3, #17 Virginia 2, ot–
Maryland’s Keri Sarver scored just 5:36 in overtime to upset the #17 Cavaliers 3-2 in College Park. The loss to the Terrapins is the first time that Maryland has defeated the Hoos in women’s soccer. Virginia had held a 14-0-2 record against the Terps until this game. Virginia went up early as Liz Botta (Annandale, Va./Paul VI) scored her first goal of the season off a pass from Lori Lindsey (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) just 4:41 into the contest. Maryland tied it up only 91 seconds later as Sarver put home a rebound off an Emmy Harbo cross. Virginia went up a second time as Katie Tracy (Richmond, Va./James River) put back a save of one of Angela Hucles’ (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) shots. The teams went into halftime with Virginia holding a 2-1 lead.
The Terrapins tied the game with just under 19 minutes to play. The teams went scoreless the rest of regulation, setting up the overtime period. Virginia was outshot by Maryland 11-9, and Cavalier keeper Julie Harris (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) kept UVa in the game as she stopped three breakaways. The game was the Hoos’ sixth overtime game this season, which ties the school’s season high (1994).
GAME 14: #17 Virginia 6, Tulane 1 –
Lori Lindsey had two goals today and classmates Ashley Meeker (Zanoni, Va./Hampton Roads Academy) and Darci Borski (Philadelphia, PA/Nazareth Academy) each added a goal while fellow freshman Laura Gaworecki (Houston, TX/Cypress Creek) assisted on the first goal to help the Cavaliers turn back the Green Wave. With the win, the Cavaliers break a two-game losing streak and improve to 8-4-2 on the season.
Virginia went up 1-0 when Gaworecki’s corner kick found Borski on the near post and Borski flicked it in the net just 12:19 into the game. The Cavaliers used a pair of unassisted goals just 97 seconds apart starting at the 30:01 mark to take a 3-0 lead. Lindsey hit from outside the goal box in the center of the net to the lower right corner at 30:01, and 97 seconds later Meeker’s kick from the right side of the goal box found the same lower corner to give the Cavaliers a three-goal advantage. UVa went up 4-0 just before the halfwhen senior Jill Maxwell (Duxbury, Mass./ Duxbury) was taken down in the box and Lindsey converted the penalty kick to the top shelf.
Maxwell was also involved with both goals in the second half. Just 2:34 into the second period she dribbled through a triumvirate of defenders on the left flank and sent a cross into Angela Hucles (Norfolk Academy) , who hit from the top left corner of the box to put the Cavaliers up 5-0. Nine minutes later Hucles returned the favor, taking a through ball down the right flank and slotting it into the center past the Tulane keeper to Maxwell’s feet, who scored Virginia’s final goal of the day. Tulane avoided the shutout as the Green Wave got on the board with 3:52 to play.
Youth is served: Freshmen accounted for the first four goals yesterday as Lori Lindsey tallied twice and Ashley Meeker and Darci Bosrki both scored. Laura Gaworecki also recorded an assist.
Hucles can hurt you in many ways: Angela Hucles continued her assault on the all-time scoring record at Virginia with an assist in the Maryland game and a goal and an assist in the Tulane game. She has moved into the team lead with 6 assists and now stands at 99 career points, just three behind all-time leader Andrea Rubio (36g, 30 a). Hucles already has the all-time lead in goals scored with 44.
Botta boots one in: Liz Botta scored her second career goal as she opened the scoring in the Maryland game, just 4:41 into the contest. She scored in the game against Penn State last year.
Third time’s a charm: Virginia has never had a three-game losing streak under April Heinrichs. The Cavaliers continued that streak with a 6-1 defeat of Tulane on Monday.
ON THE HORIZON
Tangling with the Tigers
Clemson is coming in: Clemson holds a slight lead in the short series with the Cavaliers, with a 3-2 advantage in the five games played. Clemson is only in its fifth season as a program, and in the first two games, Virginia defeated the Tigers. But with a two-game sweep last year, the Tigers took control of the series. Virginia has not scored against Clemson since 1996, going 0-3 last year.
Tigers from Old Nassau: Sunday’s game against Princeton is somewhat of a reunion for April Heinrichs, who began her head coaching career at Princeton. She compiled an 8-6-1 record with the Tigers that year. Princeton and Virginia have met just once previously, with the Cavaliers taking a 3-0 win in 1997. It is the second time this season that the Cavaliers have played one of Heinrichs’ former teams, as Virginia lost to Maryland 3-2 in overtime in the Cavaliers’ last game.