Virginia Women's Lacrosse Holds Off Vanderbilt, 12-11
April 30, 2000
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Virginia Cavaliers held off a persistentCommodore squad to defeat Vanderbilt today 12-11 to close out the regularseason despite not having the services of two defensive starters who werelost to injury. The Cavaliers had a 12-8 lead with 11:22 to play but theCommodores rallied to score the final three goals of the game, and had afree position attempt with under a minute to tie the score, but StephySamaras (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) caused a turnover and the Cavaliers wereable to run out the clock and hold on for the win. Virginia’s Jamie Haas(Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) notched two goals and two assists on the dayto lead the Hoos in scoring and move into 11th all-time in points with 127.Her 43 career assists also ranks 6th all-time at Virginia.
The Cavaliers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 12 minutes ofthe game. Kelly Allenbach (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson) caused aturnover in the defensive third which was picked up by Tiffany Schummer(Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) and brought down to the offense where Haasdrove to the cage and put the Cavaliers on the board.
Virginia went up by two after Jill Hansen (Killington,Vt./Woodstock Union) picked up a loose ball on a Vanderbilt clear attemptand brought the ball back to the attack, where Sarah Gercke(Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) converted a free position sixminutes later. The Cavaliers’ third goal also came as a result of a brokenclear as Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) caused a turnoverand brought the ball downfield where she worked free in the arc at playingw/o 2 inj. starters
The Commodores then went on a 3-0 run of their own to tie the gamein an eight-minute span, forcing the Cavaliers to take a time out. Butfollowing the break Virginia went up again by two, as Mills Hook(Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s) picked up a loose ball in the Vanderbiltoffensive end and started the attack which was finished by Lacey Aumiller(Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) who took a feed from Haas to give the Hoosa one-goal margin. Virginia went up by two as Schummer picked up the looseball on a Vanderbilt clear attempt and took it right to the cage at 3:30,making the score 5-3. The Commodores responded with a goal off the nextdraw, but Virginia took a two-goal margin into halftime as Kelly Allenbach(West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson) cut across the arc and converted a feedfrom Haas just a minute before the break.
The Cavaliers went up by three as Frances Segarra (Glen Mills,Pa./West Chester East) made a pair of saves and the defense got control andcleared the ball when Haas drove to the cage and scored at 27:43 for a 7-4lead. Vanderb ilt cut the deficit back to two with a goal four minuteslater, and won the ensuing draw, but the Cavaliers answered right back asAmy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) caused a turnover and took the grouind balldownfield herself where she scored to again push the margin back to threeat 8-5. The Commodores pulled within one as they scored twice in atwo-minute span, forcing the Cavaliers to take a time out at 15:21.
Fromal then scored a pair of goals in 30 seconds to push the marginback to three. She picked up a Stephy Samaras (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis)caused turnover and raced downfield for the goal. She got control of thenext draw and took it herself to put the Cavaliers into double digits at14:09. Vanderbilt then scored 23 seconds later to cut the deficit to 10-8.
Virginia went up by four with a pair of goals in a two-minute spanwith Laura Lindsay (Deerfield, Mass./Deerfield Academy) having a hand inboth goals. The Cavaliers’ Lauren Aumiller won the draw and outletted theball to Lindsay who drove to the cage and was fouled. She converted thefree position at 13:12. After the Commodores won the next draw, Schummercaused a turnover and the Cavaliers got the ball to Lindsay, who took offdown field and fed a wide-open Allenbach on the crease, who scored at 11:22to give the Cavaliers their largest lead of the game at 12-8.
The Commodores then fashioned a 3-0 run to pull within one, scoringthe 11th goal at 2:08. Virginia held possession in their offensive end butthe Commodores got the ball back and were able to get a free position. TheVirginia defense was able to cause a turnover on the attempt and controlledthe ball for the final seconds to preserve the win.
With the win the Cavaliers end the regular season at 12-5 and awaitan NCAA bid. The tournament field and pairings will be announced on Monday,May 7.
Virginia vs Vanderbilt30 April 2000
|UVA||2-0||21:36||Sarah Gercke (FP)|
|UVA||4-3||7:45||Lacey Aumiller (Haas)|
|VU||5-4||2:30||Napolitano (Caroline Mans)|
|UVA||6-4||1:05||Kelly Allenbach (Haas)|
|VU||8-7||15:21||Tara Schmucker (Napolitano)|
|UVA||11-8||13:12||Laura Lindsay (FP)|
Virginia: Frances Segarra, 60 minutes, 4 saves, 11 GA
Vanderbilt: Shana Crabtree, 60 minutes, 8 saves, 12 GA
Shots: UVA: 23, VU: 19
FPSOG: UVA: 3, VU: 1
FPA: UVA: 4, VU: 2
Ground balls: UVA: 35, VU: 24
Caused TO’s: UVA: 15, VU: 9
Turnovers: UVA: 20 VU: 24
Draws: UVA: 11, VU: 14
Clearing: UVA: 11-12, VU: 10-22