Sept. 25, 2001
GOD BLESS AMERICA: At Wednesday night’s double header, there will be local volunteer fire fighters on hand to meet and greet fans, and will also accept donations that will be used to benefit the New York City firefighters.
LAST WEEK: The Cavaliers conluded their first road trip of the season with a 1-0-1 record, picking up a 2-0 victory over N.C. State on Sept. 19, followed by a 1-1 tie with Florida on Sept. 23. Ashley Meeker led all scorers for the week, scoring a pair of unassisted goals in Wednesday’s win over N.C. State and assisting on Lori Lindsey’s fourth goal of the season at Florida. Anne Abernethy picked up the shutout victory over N.C. State in just her third collegiate start, and made a season- and career-high nine saves against Florida.
THIS WEEK: The Cavaliers return home for the first time since Sept. 9, where they take on Liberty University at 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. This marks the first meeting between the two schools, as Virginia looks to continue its dominance over other schools from around the state. On Saturday, the Cavaliers travel to Clemson, S.C., to take on the Tigers, their second conference game of the season. Next Tuesday, Oct. 2, Virginia hosts in-state rival William & Mary at 5 p.m. at Klockner Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 16.
IN THE ACC: The Cavaliers are currently in second place in the ACC with a 1-0 conference record, behind Florida State who is 2-0. The Cavaliers look to go 2-0 in the conference with a trip to Clemson this coming Saturday, before hosting their first conference game on Oct. 10 against Maryland.
ACC STANDINGS (as of Sept. 25) Team (Overall, Conference For Against Florida State(5-2-0, 2-0) 16 13 UVA (3-1-1, 1-0) 8 3 Wake Forest (1-3-1, 1-0) 3 5 Maryland (4-2, 1-1) 8 2 North Carolina (5-0, 0-0) 25 0 Clemson (2-3, 0-1) 16 6 Duke (0-2, 0-1) 10 12 NC State (1-4, 0-2) 7 11
FIRE AWAY: First-year Lindsay Gusick, despite not starting in a game yet this season, is tied for second on the team with 11 shots and has proven ability to get in scoring position. She is tied with Alyssa Benitez, while Lori Lindsey leads the team with 22 shots.
MOVIN’ ON UP: Seniors Darci Borski and Lori Lindsey look to move up on the all-time lists. Borski, who is patiently awaiting her return to the Virginia lineup after a stress fracture in her right leg during the preseason, has 52 career points, and needs seven points this season to crack the top 10. Lori Lindsey, with her goal against Florida, has now moved into eighth place on the career goal list. With seven points this season, she has 57 for her career.
CAREER GOAL SCORERS Player, Years Goals1. Angela Hucles, 1996-99 592. Andrea Rubio, 1989-92 363. A. Cromwell, 1988-91 35 Janet Caswell, 1984-87 355. Gayle Smith, 1986-89 346. Kim Smith, 1991-94 307. Tracy DiMillio, 1988-91 298. Lori Lindsey, 1998-present 269. Liz Kelley, 1993-96 25 Kristen DiMillio, 1992-95 25
CAREER POINTS Player,Years Points1. Angela Hucles, 1996-99 1382. Andrea Rubio, 1989-92 1023. Gayle Smith , 1986-89 904. Janet Caswell, 1984-87 855. Amanda Cromwell, 1988-91 846. Kim Smith, 1991-94 75 Tracy DiMillio, 1988-91 758. Liz Kelley, 1993-96 699. Kristen DiMillio, 1992-95 6310. Dina Padula, 1994-96 59 Lori Lindsey, 1998-present 5912. Darci Broski, 1998-present 52
SOCCER AMERICA CALLS ON LINDSEY: On September 4th, Lori Lindsey was named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week, following her two-goal performance in a 3-0 win in the opening game of the season over Mississippi. She is one of three ACC players to achieve the distinction this season.
SENSATIONAL SOPHOMORES: The Cavaliers have a solid class of five sophomores who got valuable experience as first-years and definitely played a role in last year’s success. With one year under their belt, thesophomore class looks to have an even bigger role on how far the 2001 team goes. Sarah Lane, who scored three goals and one assist through two exhibition games, and was a member of the ACC All-Freshman team last season while playing in all 20 games and starting 17. Erin Engelhardt played in all 20 games and started in 19 of them. Melissa Somadelis also started in 17 games, playing in 20 last season. Lane and Engelhardt have started all five games so far this season, and have displayed tremendous speed on the ball this season. Somadelis continues to be a valuable defender, and has played in four games, starting in two.
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. She made a career-high four saves agains Florida, and has made 24 saves in four games, and leads the ACC with an average of six saves a game. She is third in the conference in goals against average (0.69) and save percentage (.889).
400 CLUB: Lori Lindsey now stands as the only player to have played in all 480 minutes this season. Kelly Worden has played in all but five minutes, while first-year Jessica Trainor has played in all but 11 minutes. Katie Bunch has played in 411 minutes.
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.