Oct. 13, 2001
The No. 13 women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to five games, and its unbeaten streak against in-state rivals this season to four games, thanks to a 4-1 victory at James Madison. Laura Gaworecki paced the Cavaliers with her first multi-goal game of the season. Lori Lindsey and Lindsay Gusick each added goals as well.
The Cavaliers wasted little time taking the lead, as Gaworecki scored the game-winner 16 minutes into regulation. After Ashley Meeker took the corner kick, Kelly Worden hit a header off the post that was tapped in by Gaworecki. Meeker and Worden were credited with assists, the third assist of the season for both players. Lindsey scored the second goal of the evening, a direct free kick at the 38:45 mark, as Virginia built a 2-0 lead at halftime.
First-year Lindsay Gusick, who is making a serious run at some freshman of the year honors at the conference and national levels, scored her seventh goal of the season at the 51:49 mark, an unassisted goal she slotted across the box. Gaworecki then scored her second goal of the game 11 minutes later, closing the scoring for the Cavaliers, after knocking a free ball in the box.
James Madison got a late goal from Teri Joyce at the 82:02 mark, but it was too little too late, as Virginia closed out the Dukes for their fifth win in a row. Virginia is now 9-2-1 on the season, while James Madison falls to 6-6-1. Next up for the Cavaliers is a trip to Richmond on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. A trip to Duke on Oct. 20 follows, before they return home on Oct. 25 for a showdown with defending National Champion North Carolina, along with ACC games against Florida State (Oct. 28) and Wake Forest (Nov. 2).
NOTES – With her two-goal performance tonight, Gaworecki has three for the week, including a game-winner at George Mason this past Sunday … her four goals this season is a career-high … Jodi Clugston made her second consecutive start, and pitched a shutout for nearly 70 minutes before being relieved by Anne Abernethy, who played the final 20:49 of the game … In her three starts this season, Clugston is 3-0, allowing no goals in a span of over 249 minutes, while making six saves … Lindsey led the team with four shots, followed by Gaworecki, Gusick and Jessica Trainor who each had two shots … Lindsey is now one goal away from equalling her team-high nine goals from last season, as she leads the team with 17 points (8 G, 1 A) this season … Gusick is second in scoring with 15 points (7 G, 1 A) followed by Gaworecki with 10 points (4 G, 2 A) and Meeker with seven points (2 G, 3 A) … All 15 of Gusick’s points have been scored in the last seven games, a span where the Cavaliers have gone 6-1 … Meeker, Worden, Erin Engelhardt and Tammy Westinghouse share the team lead with three assists apiece.
BOX SCOREVirginia 2 2 4James Madison 0 1 1
ShotsVirginia 5 9 14James Madison 3 7 10
Corner kicksVirginia 1 1 2James Madison 3 2 5
SavesVirginia 1 1 2James Madison 0 4 4
FoulsVirginia 2 7 9James Madison 11 5 16