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Aug. 24, 2001

The Virginia women’s soccer team concluded its two-game exhibition season with a 3-2 victory over Michigan on Friday evening. Lori Lindsey added two assists, and Meredith Rhodes scored the unassisted game-winner at the 54:16 mark.

“We won 3-2, and we had another chance to experiment with some things in our lineup,” head coach Steve Swanson said. “In both of our exhibition games, we’ve gotten down early and have come back to win, which is a good indication of the kind of depth we have. Our Michigan trip was a perfect start for the season. It gives us good confidence heading into our regular season opener next week.”

Michigan got on the board first less than five minutes into the game on a Stephanie Chavez goal. Alyssa Benitez tied the score for the Cavaliers, scored at the 32:35 mark on an assist from Lindsey and Sarah Lane. Michigan took a 2-1 lead at the 37:59 mark, as Abby Crumpton put the Wolverines ahead with less than seven minutes in the first half.

Virginia shut out the Wolverines in the second half, scoring two unanswered goals en route to the victory. Tracey Lache, who had four shots on the evening for the Cavaliers, scored a goal at the 49:53 mark on Lindsey’s second assist. Rhodes’ game-winner came at the 54:16 mark.

NOTES – Virginia outshot Michigan 22-7 for the game, 14-3 in the second half alone … Lindsey led the team with five shots, followed by Lache who had four … Ashley Mowery started in goal, making two saves in seven shots faced … the Cavaliers open their regular season next Saturday with a 1 p.m. game against Mississippi next Saturday.

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