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Sept. 2, 2001

Ann Arbor – Jessica Coleman (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional) converted a stroke stickside and top-shelf to start an individual three-goal run in the first half as the Cavaliers (1-1) defeated Central Michigan 7-1 today in Ann Arbor. Virginia jumped on the board early as Cara Unterkofler (Centreville, VA/Centreville) intercepted a pass in the Chippewas backfield and started a sequence in which Katie Nicholson (Clarksburg, NJ/) tipped the ball across the goalmouth and Katie Jo Gerfen (Lititz, PA/Warwick) fired it home, putting Virginia up 1-0 5:34 into the game.

After Gerfen got the Cavaliers on the board, a corner play two minutes later gave Virginia another chance to add to the lead. A Mason White (Norfolk, VA/’Norfolk Academy) shot was saved off the line by a defender’s body, giving the Cavaliers a stroke. Coleman converted the stroke and Virginia had a 2-0 lead 7:40 into the game. Emily Beach (Bethesda, MD/Bethesda-Chevy Chase) started the next goal with a cross-field pass to Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, MO/John Burroughs). Goodloe slotted the ball to Coleman, who went around a defender and fired in a long shot from the top of the circle to put Virginia up 3-0 with 16:37 to play in the half.

Central Michigan got on the board with a successful stroke with 11:40 to play after a stick tackle on the endline put the Chippewas on the strokemark. The Cavaliers responded as Beach intercepted a 16-yard hit and sent the ball up to Coleman who went around the back and had her shot dribble underneath the goalie for a hat trick and a 4-1 lead for Virginia. Unterkofler gave the Hoos a 5-1 lead at halftime as she was fouled in the circle as she dribbled in. The resulting corner saw Molly McManus (Oakton, Va./Oakton) pass to Unterkofler, who tipped the ball in over the keeper with 2:36 to play in the half.

In the second half, the Chippewas had a number of breakaway opportunities but Emily White (Finksburg, MD/Westminster) applied pressure from the cage and kept Central Michigan off the scoreboard in the second half. Nicholson was part of the sixth Cavalier goal as she took a pass off a free hit from Beach and reverse pulled it into the cage with 7:46 to play in the half. As time was winding down, Unterkofler sent a pass across the circle where it was saved on the endline by Nicholson, whose shot was saved. Katie Slocum (Carlisle, PA/Carlisle Area) scooped up the rebound and sent it into the boards with ten seconds remaining, giving the Cavaliers a 7-1 lead.

Virginia returns to action next weekend as the Cavaliers travel to Athens, Ohio for games against Ohio University (Sept. 8) and Southwest Missouri State (Sept 9).

Linescore:		1	2	FCent. Michigan		1	0	1Virginia		5	2	7

Scoring summary:1st half29:26 VA Gerfen (Nicholson) 1-027:20 VA Coleman (PS) 2-016:37 VA Coleman (Goodloe) 3-011:40 CM Lazarevski (PS) 3-14:24 VA Coleman 4-12:36 VA Unterkofler (McManus) 5-12nd half7:46 VA Nicholson (Beach) 6-10:10 VA Slocum 7-1

Goals:VA: Coleman 3, Unterkofler, Gerfen, Nicholson, Slocum CMU: Lazarevski

Assists: VA: Nicholson, McManus, Beach, Goodloe

Goalies: VA: White (70 mins, 1 GA, 2 saves) CM: Spero (35 mins, 5 GA, 5 saves) Krasnow (35 mins, 2 GA, 5 saves)

Shots: VA 25, CM: 5Corners: VA 11, CM 3Defensive saves: CM 1 (Neiswender)Cards: CM 1 (Jea. Spero)

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