Cavaliers Just Nipped by Terps 7-6
April 20, 2001
The University of Virginia’s Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) had two caused turnovers and scooped up three ground balls and teammate Lauri Kenis (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) had four ground balls to lead the Cavaliers (9-6) in the ACC semifinal against top-ranked Maryland, but the Hoos fell to the Terps by a score of 7-6 today. After the Terps took a 6-1 lead at the 9:49 mark of the first half, Virginia outscored Maryland 5-0 over the next 30 minutes of the game to tie the score, but the Terps scored on the ensuing draw and then held on for the 7-6 win. Liz McCarthy (Garden City, N.Y./Taft) had 11 saves to compliment the defensive effort, while the Aumiller sisters, Lauren and Lacey, combined for five goals to lead the Hoos on offense. Lauren had a hat trick while Lacey had two goals and assisted on her sister’s second goal to give them both three points on the afternoon. Lauren’s third goal established a new record of goals scored by a second year with 40, breaking the record set by teammate Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) in 1999.
Maryland raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of the game before the Hoos were able to get on the scoreboard. After Lauren gained possession on the fourth draw, the Cavaliers brought the ball down on attack and Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) fed Lacey on the crease for the opening Virginia goal. Maryland then scored three consecutive goals in a four-minute span to take a 6-1 lead.
From that point the Cavalier defense stiffened while the offense roared to life. McCarthy made a save and the Hoos worked the ball downfield where Hook fed Haas on the crease to cut the deficit to 6-2. After Maryland hit the pipe on another scoring attempt, the Virginia transition brought the ball downfield where they worked to Lauren, who took a pass from Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and rolled the crease to move within three just over two minutes later and sending the teams to 6-3 at the break.
The Aumiller sisters hooked up for the Cavaliers’ fourth goal after McCarthy made yet another save and Virginia brought the ball down on attack. Lacey drew a shooting space foul and from the free position fed her sister who was down the arc. Lauren converted the pass and pulled Virginia within two. Lacey scored on her own two minutes later after Schummer and Kenis made a strong defensive stop. Schummer caused the turnover and Kenis scooped up the ground ball which resulted in a fast break for Virginia. Hook’s shot on the break was saved by the Terps’ Alexis Venechanos, but Lacey stuck in the grub to pull within one with 18:10 to play.
Virginia tied the game after McCarthy made another save and started a transition that was completed when Lauren cut to the crease and danced in the arc after a feed from Haas, scoring with 9:55 to play in the game. Maryland, however, won possession of the next draw and went down and scored, ending a 30:25 scoreless drought, their longest of the season.
The Cavaliers return to action on Wednesday as they travel to #2 Loyola. Game time in Baltimore is 4:00.
Linescore 1 2 F
Virginia 3 3 6
Maryland 6 1 7
Time School Goal (Assist) V-M
26:15 M Carney 0-1
21:02 M Wellington (Adams) 0-2
16:40 M Carney (Wellington) 0-3
15:46 V Lacey (Hook) 1-3
13:46 M McNamara (Comito) 1-4
13:12 M Hobbs (FP) 1-5
9:49 M Carney (Adams) 1-6
4:51 V Haas (Hook) 2-6
2:30 V Lauren (Cangemi) 3-6
20:49 V Lauren (Lacey) 4-6
18:10 V Lacey 5-6
9:55 V Lauren (Haas) 6-6
9:24 M Adams (McNamara) 6-7
Scoring: UVA: Lauren 3, Lacey 2, Haas 1
MD: Carney 3, Wellington, Adams, McNamara, Hobbs
Assists: UVA: Hook 2, Cangemi, Lacey, Haas
MD: Adams 2, Wellington, McNamara, Comito
Goalies: UVA: McCarthy (60 mins, 11 saves, 7 GA)
MD: Venechanos (60 mins, 5 saves, 6 GA)
Shots: V: 17, M 24
FPA: V: 1, M: 5
FPS: V: 0, M: 3
Gballs: V: 22, M: 19
Caused TO's: V: 6, M: 11
TO's: V: 19, M: 11
Clearing: V: 12-15, M: 8-11
Draws: V: 8, M: 7
Fouls: V: 11, M: 4