Cavaliers Defeat George Mason 15-8
April 17, 2001
Lauri Kenis (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) had four caused turnovers and four ground balls to lead the Cavaliers (9-5) to a 15-8 victory over #17 George Mason today in Fairfax. Three Hoos had a hat trick in the game, led by Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) who had four goals and two assists, and Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) and Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville), who both had three goals. Starting keeper Mary Beth LaVerghetta (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) made four saves in 45 minutes of play.
After George Mason scored off the opening draw in the first minute of play, the Cavaliers scored five consecutive goals, including a three-goal run in 36 seconds, to take a lead they would not relinquish. Haas scored the first two goals for Virginia, with the first one coming after Kenis caused a turnover in the defensive third and got the ball back to the offensive third. Haas rolled the crease at 27:14 to tie the game. She put the Cavaliers up for good six minutes later after Lacey Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) scooped up an overthrow inside the Patriot 30 and got the ball to Haas, who fired in a goal.
Virginia scored the next three goals in 36 seconds as Molly Cangemi (Timonium, Md./Notre Dame Prep) caused a turnover in her defensive third and brought the ball up to the attack where Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) drove the crease and put UVA up 3-1. Lauren then won the next two draws and started a fast break each time that resulted in a Cavalier goal. On the first one she found Cangemi who gave it back to her for the first of Cangemi’s game-high three assists. On the ensuing draw Lauren found Haas who tossed the ball to Banks, who raced in for the goal. The Patriots rallied with a pair of goals in just under two minutes, but the Cavaliers held Mason off the board for the remainder of the half while scoring five goals to take a 10-3 lead.
After the Patriots’ third goal, Banks won the ensuing draw and got the ball to Lauren who found Lacey alone on the crease. Lacey converted the pass to push the margin back to three at 6-3. Lauren notched an assist just over a minute later as she found Haas streaking to the cage. Banks scored three minutes later as she drove to the cage herself. Lauren scored the last two goals of the half as she found herself unmarked in the arc on feeds from Hook and Cangemi. Hook picked up the rebound of Banks’ shot and fed Lauren at 4:59, and three minutes laterCangemi fed Lauren in the arc, putting the Cavaliers in double digits at 10-3.
The Cavalier defense continued to stymie the Patriots in the second half, holding them off the scoreboard for the first half while scoring three goals in the first ten minutes. After LaVerghetta made a save, the Cavaliers transitioned the ball to the attack where Hook was fouled in the arc. Hook converted the free position, the first of three consecutive 8-meter goals for the Hoos. Lacey scored the next goal for Virginia less than a minute later as the Hoos won the draw and the Patriot goalie fouled her, giving Lacey an 8-meter with the open net. The Cavaliers went up by ten goals after the Patriots were whistled for an offsides violation on the offensive end and on the restart, Virginia transitioned the ball down to the other end where Banks drew a shooting space foul. Her conversion of the free position at 21:14 gave the Cavaliers a ten-goal lead.
The Patriots got on the board in the second half at the 15:14 mark to cut the margin to nine, but the Cavaliers pushed the margin back to ten after Kenis scooped up an overthrow and started a transition that was completed as Cangemi fed Lauren on the crease. George Mason pushed the deficit to nine again on a drive to the cage right off the draw, but Virginia went back up by ten after Kenis caused a turnover in the arc and Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) drove to the cage with 10:15 to play. The Patriots scored the final three goals of the game for the final score of 15-8. Mason’s seventh goal was scored as the Cavaliers were changing keepers, resulting in an empty net. The Cavaliers will face Maryland in the ACC semifinals on Friday, April 20 at 1:00.
Linescore 1 2 FVirginia 10 5 15Geo Mason 3 5 8Scoring SummaryTime School Goal (Assist) V-G29:33 G Leone (Hagan) 0-127:14 V Haas 1-121:21 V Haas 2-118:50 V Hook 3-118:25 V Lauren (Cangemi) 4-118:14 V Banks (Haas) 5-117:12 G Toomey 5-215:19 G Craig 5-314:54 V Lacey (Lauren) 6-313:26 V Haas (Lauren) 7-310:26 V Banks 8-34:59 V Lauren (Hook) 9-32:10 V Lauren (Cangemi) 10-32nd half23:42 V Hook (FP) 11-322:56 V Lacey (FP) 12-321:14 V Banks (FP) 13-315:14 G O'Donnell (Hagan) 13-413:55 V Lauren (Cangemi) 14-413:10 G Leone 14-510:15 V Sambus 15-57:35 G Leone 15-65:17 G Leone 15-70:38 G Craig (Toomey) 15-8
Scoring: Goals: VA: Lauren 4, Haas 3, Banks 3, Lacey 2, Hook 2, Sambus GMU: Leone 4, 19 2, Toomey 1, 25 Assists: VA: Cangemi 3, Lauren 2, haas 1, Hook 1 GMU: Toomey 2, 3 2
Goalies: UVA: LaVerghetta (45 mins, 4 GA, 4 saves) McCarthy (10 mins, 2 GA, 2 saves) Pfeiffer (5 mins, 2 GA, 0 saves) GMU: Tiburzi (60 mins, 15 GA, 7 saves)
Shots: V: 29, G: 16FPA: V: 4, G: 1FPS: V: 3, G: 1Ground balls: V: 33, G: 18Caused to’s: V: 17, G: 7Turnovers: V: 18, G: 24Clearing: V: 16-18, G: 11-18Fouls: V: 6, G: 7Drawsl: V: 11, G: 14