Field Hockey Snuffs Richmond, 2-0
Sept. 21, 1999
Current Record: 5-1
Current rank :6
GAME 5: No.5 Virginia 2, Richmond 0 – Meredith Elwell (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) stuck two balls in the net and Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) stopped Richmond from getting on the board as the Cavaliers won their fifth consecutive game to start the season. It was also the second consecutive shut out for the Hoos, who now have a scoreless streak of 166:28 to their credit.
The Cavaliers jumped on top halfway through the first period as Elwell tipped in a Jessica Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) corner shot 15:18 into the stanza. Virginia had 10 corners in the first half and 11 shots, but Richmonds Brooke Fuller stopped five shots to keep the score 1-0 at halftime.
Richmond started the second half strongly and with 1:01 gone in the half, was awarded a penalty stroke. But Heather Rices shot slid outside the cage and the Cavaliers took the 16-yard hit coming out. Rices shot turned out to be the only shot of the half for the Spiders.
The Cavaliers increased the margin to 2-0 as Elwell took a pass in the circle from Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) and tipped it into the corner with 21:04 yet to play. But the Virginia defense stood strong and did not allow the Spiders a shot on goal to preserve the shutout.
The shutout is Worthington’s sixth solo shutout and third this season. Elwells game-winning goal is the 12th of her career, which moves her into a tie for fifth place all-time in Virginia history.
GAME 6: No.3 North Carolina 1, No.5 Virginia 0 — The Cavaliers and Tar Heels battled for over an hour and neither team had scored, but unfortunately the game is 70 minutes and UNCs Kristen McCann scored on a breakway to help the Heels defeat the Cavaliers 1-0 today in Chapel Hill. It was the first loss in 1999 for the Cavaliers, who fall to 5-1.
After a scoreless first half that saw Virginia turn away all of Carolinas seven corners, the two teams battled back and forth in the second half with neither team able to find the back fo the net. But after a Virginia corner with just under eight minutes to go in regulation, Kristen McCann slipped through the Cavalier defense and got the ball in the Virginia net. It was the first goal the Cavaliers have given up in a span of 228:55.
Elwell a member of the Dirty Dozen: Meredith Elwell now ranks 12th all-time in ACC history with 56 goals.
That’s a 10-4, Coleman!: In the Cavaliers five wins this season, Jess Coleman has had the game-winning goal in two of them and the game-winning assist in two others.
Golden Girl: Laura Lindsay now has 50 points in her career.
Meddling with the Monarchs: The Cavaliers host the Monarchs on Sunday with two very different teams than faced each other last year. ODU has beaten UVA the last four times the two have met, with two of those losses coming in the NCAA semifinals. In ODUs last trip to Charlottesville, the Monarchs prevailed 2-0.
Hoyas Hold Court: The Cavaliers travel to our nation’s capital to take on the Hoyas on Thursday. The Hoos have never lost to Georgetown, holding a 3-0 lead in the series. The last time the Cavs played at Kehoe they shut out the Hoyas 5-0. Georgetown has not scored against Virginia in DC.