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Aug. 28, 1999

Charlottesville, Va.–The 1999 Virginia field hockey team showedboth offensive and defensive mettle as they defeated the Eagles of AmericanUniversity 5-0 this afternoon in Charlottesville. First-year Katie Slocum(Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) and second-year Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis,Mo./John Burroughs) both scored an assisted in today’s contest to pace theCavaliers.

USA National team member Jessica Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./ShoreRegional) started the scoring ten minutes into the contest as she connectedon a penalty corner off assists from Laura Lindsay (Deerfield,Mass./Deerfield Academy) and Goodloe. Thirteen minutes later New Jerseymates Lorraine Vizzuso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) and Meredith Elwell(Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) worked an incredible breakaway from midfieldto score the Cavaliers’ second goal. Slocum corralled a long sideline passfrom Lindsay in the corner and slotted a pass in front of the goal where itwas shoved in by Goodloe for Virginia’s third goal with just 5:27 left inthe first half.

The Virginia defense held American without a shot in the first halfand led at halftime 3-0.

In the second half Slocum scored halfway through the period as shecorralled a loose ball brought into the circle by Rosie Walker (OklahomaCity, Okla./Casady School) and stuffed it in the cage for a 4-0 lead. AbbyCrawford (Weatherford, Tex./Trinity Valley) closed out the Cavaliers’scoring as she took a long hit from fellow first-year Molly McManus(Oakton, Va./Oakton) and one-timed it into the cage with just 5:13 to go inthe game.

Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) started in thecage and made saves on both of American’s shots in the second half. She wasreplaced by Emily White (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) with just under 10minutes to go in the contest.

Virginia opens up its 1999 campaign with a trip to Amherst, Mass.where they will take on the Minutewomen of UMass on Saturday, Sept. 4 at1:00. Virginia will then face Quinnipiac in Amherst at 1:00 on Sunday,Sept. 5. The Cavaliers return home on Friday, Sept. 10 as they hostMichigan at 4:00 pm.

            1    2    FAmerican    0    0    0Virginia    3    2    5

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st: UVA: Coleman (Goodloe/Lindsay) 24:20, UVA: Vizzuso(Elwell) 11:09, UVA: Goodloe (Slocum) 5:27, 2nd: UVA: Slocum 15:51,Crawford (McManus) 5:13.

Goals: UVA Coleman, Goodloe, Slocum, Crawford, Vizzuso
Assists: UVA: Goodloe, Lindsay, Elwell, McManus, Slocum
Shots: V: 13, A: 2
Corners: V: 4, A: 1
Saves: V: 2 (Worthington 2), A: 2 (McDonnell 2)

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