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Sept. 9, 2001

Athens, Ohio – The Cavaliers came alive in the second half to keep the Southwest Missouri State Bears off the scoreboard and scored two of their own to defeat SMS 4-0 today in Athens. Jessie Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) scored two goals for the Cavaliers, while Katie Jo Gerfen (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and Mason White (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) both had two assists to lead Virginia. Emily White (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) had four saves to help preserve the first shutout of the season for the Hoos.

Virginia struck early as Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) sent a ball down to the left corner to Gerfen, who fed the ball across the circle to Coleman, who redirected it into the cage just 2:39 into the game. The Cavaliers upped the margin to 2-0 as Gerfen collected a 16-yard hit and sent it down to Katie Nicholson (Clarksburg, N.J./Allentown) who forced a penalty corner. On the corner, White sent the ball to Katie Slocum (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) who set for Molly McManus (Oakton, Va./Oakton). McManus fired the ball to the boards for a 2-0 lead with 15:25 to play in the half.

In the second half the Cavaliers came alive, as Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) forced a penalty corner fifteen minutes into the game. Coleman lifted the ball stickside and top shelf for the Hoos’ third goal of the game.

A beautiful combination brought the ball downfield for Virginia to set up their fourth goal, which also came as a result of a corner forced by Slocum. Gerfen’s shot was tipped over the keeper by Nicholson with 6:14 to play, giving Virginia a 4-0 lead.

Emily White made her fourth save in the final minute of play as a tipped ball came high to her stick side and she blocked it with her arm out the endline, preserving the shutout.

The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, September 16 as they face the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill at 1:00.

Linescore	1	2	FSMS		0	0	0UVA		2	2	4

Scoring summary:32:21 VA Coleman (Gerfen) 1-015:25 VA McManus (M. White, Slocum) 2-020:43 VA Coleman (Goodloe, M. White) 3-06:14 VA Nicholson (Gerfen) 4-0

Goals: VA: Coleman 2, McManus, NicholsonAssists: VA: Gerfen 2, M. White 2, Slocum, Goodloe

Keepers: VA Emily White (70 mins, 0 GA, 4 saves) SMS: Tiffany Sands (70 mins, 4 GA, 9 saves)

Shots: VA 17, SMS 5Corners: VA 15, SMS: 7

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