Sept. 21, 2001
LAST WEEK: The Cavaliers’ game with in-state rival William & Mary was postponed. The last action the team saw was during the weekend of Sept. 7, when they hosted the Virginia Soccer Classic. The Cavaliers won their first game in the Classic with a 2-1 victory over West Virginia, and closed the weekend with a 1-0 loss to Auburn. Anne Abernethy made her first collegiate start in goal against West Virginia, making three saves and getting the win in her debut. She also started against Auburn, making six saves despite the loss. Laura Gaworecki, Lori Lindsey and Kelly Worden all earned spots on the All-Tournament team for the Virginia Soccer Classic. Lindsey scored her thid goal of the season on the team’s first shot against West Virginia, and later assisted on Alyssa Benitez’ game-winner. Gaworecki assisted on Lindsey’s goal.
THIS WEEK: The Cavaliers won their opening ACC match at N.C. State on Sept. 19, by a score of 2-0. Ashley Meeker made two standout plays to score both goals, unassisted. On Sept. 23, they travel to Gainesville, Fla., to take on Florida, their third matchup with an SEC team this season. Virginia now leads its series with the Wolfpack, 12-11-1, and has won the last seven meetings in a row. Virginia is 1-2 against Florida all-time, the lone win coming in 1999, the year following Florida’s National Championship.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Cavaliers have two contests next week, a Wednesday night game with Liberty (9/26) at Klockner Stadium at 7 p.m., followed by a trip to Clemson on Saturday (9/29), last year’s regular season ACC champion.
PACK ‘EM AWAY: With the all-time series tied entering this season, Virginia looks to go up on its conference rival from Raleigh, N.C. The two teams met twice every season from 1986 to 1991 and twice in 1997 as well. After N.C. State won seven of the first nine meetings, UVa has come back to take the series leadby winning the last seven meetings over the Wolfpack, outscoring them 19-4 over that span including a 3-0 shutout last year on Sept. 12, the home conference opener and a 2-0 win on Sept. 19 of this season, the conference opener for 2001.
SEE YOU LATER, GATOR: This marks the fourth all-time meeting between Florida and Virginia, the third meeting in Gainesville. The Gators captured last year’s game at Klockner Stadium by a score of 3-2, while the Cavaliers defeated the then defending National Champs in Gainesville on Oct. 8, 1999, a 2-1 overtime victory, in which Lori Lindsey, as a second-year, netted the game-winning goal eight minutes into the overtime.
All-time series vs. Florida Date Result Location Sept. 6, 1996 L, 0-1 Gainesville, Fla. Oct. 8, 1999 W, 2-1 (OT) Charlottesville,Va. Sept. 24, 2000 L, 2-3 Charlottesville, Va. (3 meetings) 1-2 / 4-6
PROTECTING THE NAME: The Cavaliers have scheduled five games with opponents from around the state, playing their first in-state opponent, Liberty, on Sept. 26. It also marks the first meeting between the two schools. Virginia also has games against William & Mary (10/2), George Mason (10/7), James Madison (10/13) and Richmond (10/17). Here is a look at how the Cavaliers have fared against other schools from the state.
George Mason 7-8-3 Liberty first meeting Old Dominion 3-0-0 Radford 7-2-1 Randolph-Macon 2-0-0 Richmond 2-1-0 Roanoke 1-0-0 VCU 1-0-1 Virginia Tech 3-0-0 William & Mary 8-9-1 Totals 34-20-6 (.567)
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT ANNE: Sophomore Anne Abernethy, playing in her first collegiate experience these last three games, has done a remarkable job filling in for Jodi Clugston. She picked up a win in her first start, over West Virginia, made six saves in a losing effort against Auburn, and in just her third collegiate game, shutout N.C. State in the Cavaliers’ ACC opener.
360 CLUB: Lori Lindsey and Kelly Worden have shown great signs of dependence and durability, playing in all 360 minutes of the season this far. Other players who have logged a lot of minutes include Jessica Trainor (349), Katie Bunch (328), Laura Gaworecki (261), Jamie Fabrizio (235), Erin Engelhardt (229) and Lindsay Gusick (214).
DOUBLE TROUBLE: In just four games this season, UVa already has two multiple-goal games by two different players. Lori Lindsey scored two goals in the first game of the season, a 3-0 win over Mississippi. In the most recent game, fellow senior Ashley Meeker, who had scored two goals in her previous three years, scored two unassisted goals in a 2-0 win at N.C. State.