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Sept. 26, 2001

Richmond, VA – The Cavalier defense allowed no shots en route to a 2-0 victory over the VCU Rams (1-7) today in Richmond, helping Virginia improve to 5-2 overall. It was the third shutout of the year for the Cavaliers, who rank among the nation’s leaders in scoring defense. Offensively, the Hoos were led by Jessie Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional), who ranks second nationally with ten goals after scoring both today. Both goals came on corner situations as Coleman sent the rebound of her first shot to the boards for what would prove to be the game-winner and then rocketed in a direct corner with three seconds remaining in the first half for the final margin of 2-0.

The Cavaliers opened up the scoring as Coleman forced a corner and then picked up the rebound of her direct shot and used a little lift to send it crashing into the boards just 3:25 into the game.

With time running down in the opening stanza, fellow captain Mason White (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) started a break going down the right side. She sent the ball into fellow captain Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) who took the ball into the circle and forced a corner with less than a minute to play. A VCU foul on the corner attempt gave the Cavaliers another corner, and this time Coleman converted on a direct shot with assists from White and Goodloe, putting Virginia up 2-0 at the break.

The Cavaliers outshot the Rams 8-0 and had two more corners in the second half, but were able to dent the net in the second stanza.

Virginia next travels to College Park to face the top-ranked Terrapins on Sunday, September 30. Game time is 1:00 in College Park.

Linescore	1	2	FVCU		0	0	0UVA		2	0	2

Scoring summary:1st half:31:35 VA fg Coleman 1-00:03 VA pc Coleman (White, Goodloe) 2-0

Goals: VA: Coleman 2Assists: VA: White, Goodloe

Keepers: VA: Emily White (70 mins, 0 GA, 0 Saves) `VCU: Abby Stiles (70 mins, 2 GA, 8 saves)

Shots: UVA 15, VCU 0Corners: UVA 7, VCU 0

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