Cavaliers Defeat #13 William & Mary 19-13 in 2002 Opener
Feb. 27, 2002
The University of Virginia overcame an early deficit and went on a 7-1 run to close out the first half to take a 10-5 lead at the break as they defeated the thirteenth-ranked Tribe of William & Mary 19-13 in the season opener for both squads. The Cavaliers were able to extend the lead to 19-8 before the Tribe scored the final five goals of the game in a span of 5:02 to cur the final margin to six. Virginia’s Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, NY/Ward Melville) led the Cavaliers with seven ground balls while she also added four goals and three assists. Andrea Pfeiffer (Durham, N.C./Conestoga (Pa.)) came in in relief and made nine saves while allowing nine goals in the final 51 minutes of play. Fourth-year co-captain Gina Sambus (Garden City, NY/Garden City) caused five turnovers to lead both teams while she also had six ground balls and added a goal.
Virginia jumped out on top as the Hoos scored in transition off a clear just 1:17 into the game. Aumiller fed a streaking Sambus in the arc and Sambus converted, putting Virginia up 1-0. The Tribe answered right back, winning the draw and scoring 14 seconds later to tie the game. The Cavaliers went back up as Banks rolled the crease at the 3:15 mark, but the Tribe tied the score two minutes later. Virginia went up for a third time as Banks fed Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, MD/Bryn Mawr) for a quickstick feed on the crease in transition. Again the Tribe tied the game as Colette Chaput scored jusrt over a minute later. William & Mary took their first and only lead of the game at t he 8:45 mark as Meghan Schneider converted a free position attempt after a shooting space foul sent her to the arc.
Molly Cangemi (Timonium, MD/Notre Dame Prep), who led all players with five goals, tied the game as she drove to the crease two minutes after the Tribe took the lead. Banks put the Cavaliers ahead 5-4 at 11:31 as she converted a shooting space foul with an 8-meter goal on the left wing. The Tribe answered back to tie the game at 5-5 when Lauren Work converted a free position at 17:02. Cangemi put the Cavaliers ahead for good as she also scored on a free-position attempt which resulted after Pfeiffer cleared the ball to Sambus, who dished the ball off to Cangemi who forced a shooting space foul.
Virginia went ahead by two as Cary Chasney (Baltimore, MD/Notre Dame Prep) scored ten seconds later after Aumiller won the draw and threw a bounce pass to Chasney in the arc. The Cavaliers won the next draw and Cangemi brought it behind the cage. On an attempted opposite post feed, the ball was knocked down by the Tribe keeper but into the cage, giving Cangemi the goal and the Hoos an 8-5 lead. After William & Mary won control of the next draw, a crease violation turned the ball over to Virginia and Aumiller scored with 1:48 remaining in the half. Virginia retained possession on the next draw and worked for a final shot, which came as Banks drew a defender out to the left wing and fed Cangemi at the top of the fan. Cangemi ran it in and scored with nine seconds left in the half, putting Virginia up 10-5 at the break.
William & Mary scored the first two goals of the second half as Allison Evans and Morgan Watkins notched a pair for the Tribe in the opening 2:20 of the period. Aumiller got the Cavaliers on the board in the second half as she converted a feed from Chasney in the arc 34 seconds after Work’s second goal. Cangemi scored her fifth goal as Amy Appelt (Garden City, NY/Garden City) drove the left wing and flipped the ball up to Cangemi, who scored at the 34:06 mark for a 12-7 lead. Julie Schurachio scored for the Tribe to pull within four just over a minute later, but the Cavaliers answered right back as Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary’s) won the draw and sprinted to the cage, feeding Chasney who was fouled in the arc. Chasney put away the eight-meter shot and the Cavaliers led 13-8. Banks drove the left wing 38 seconds later to put Virginia up 14-8, and then fed Chasney four minutes later. Chasney returned the favor as the Cavaliers broke the Tribe clear and the first year fed Banks on the crease, giving the Hoos a 16-8 lead. Ashleigh Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown), who played this fall as a member of the Virginia field hockey team, broke a Tribe clear and got the ball to Aumiller, who fed Lauren Keller (Baltimore, MD/Notre Dame Prep) on the crease. Keller converted the pass on the empty net to give Virginia a 17-8 lead with just over 15 minutes to play.
The Cavaliers went up by ten at 18-8 just 20 seconds later as Sambus won the draw and flipped the ball to Thalenberg, who passed the ball to Aumiller who in turn fed Appelt, who rolled around her defender and scored with 13:57 remaining in the half, sending the Hoos up 18-8. Appelt scored again just over three minutes later as she drove to the cage on a fast break.
The Tribe staged a mini rally in the final five minutes of the game, scoring the final five goals of the game in that time. Allison Evans scored a pair 2:06 apart to pull within nine. Lauren Work then scored for the Tribe after forcing a Cavalier turnover, and Colette Chaput and Kelly McQuade both scored in the final 53 seconds for William & Mary to make the final score 19-13.
Pfeiffer came on in relief of Liz McCarthy, who started the game for the Cavaliers and made one save while allowing four goals in the first 8:45 of the game. Pfeiffer made nine saves while allowing nine goals in the final 51:15. Sydney Richards made eight saves for the Tribe while allowing 19 goals. She also led the Tribe with six ground balls.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday as they face the tenth-ranked Orangewomen of Syracuse at 12:00 at Klockner Stadium
Linescore 1 2 F
Wm & Mary 5 8 13
Virginia 10 9 19
Time Sch Scr Goal Assist
1:17 V 1-0 Sambus Aumiller
1:31 W 1-1 Schneider Watkins
3:15 V 2-1 Banks
5:15 W 2-2 Evans
6:23 V 3-2 Pinney Banks
7:52 W 3-3 Chaput
8:45 W 3-4 Schneider FP
10:23 V 4-4 Cangemi
11:31 V 5-4 Banks FP
17:02 W 5-5 Work FP
19:10 V 6-5 Cangemi FP
19:20 V 7-5 Chasney Aumiller
20:26 V 8-5 Cangemi
28:22 V 9-5 Aumiller
29:51 V 10-5 Cangemi Banks
31:18 W 10-6 Evans
32:20 W 10-7 Watkins Schneider
32:54 V 11-7 Aumiller Chasney
34:06 V 12-7 Cangemi Appelt
36:26 W 12-8 Schurachio Evans
36:57 V 13-8 Cangemi FP
37:35 V 14-8 Banks
41:51 V 15-8 Chasney Banks
43:42 V 16-8 Banks Chasney
45:43 V 17-8 Keller Aumiller
46:03 V 18-8 Appelt Aumiller
50:47 V 19-8 Appelt
54:58 W 19-9 Evans
57:04 W 19-10 Evans
58:10 W 19-11 Work
59:07 W 19-12 Chaput Schurachio
59:26 W 19-13 McQuade Evans
Goals: UVA: Cangemi 5, Banks 4, Chasney 3, Aumiller 2, Appelt 2, Keller, Pinney, Sambus
Goals: W&M: Evans 4, Chaput 2, Work 2, Schneider 2, Schurachio, McQuade, Watkins
Assists: UVA: Aumiller 4, Banks 3, Chasney 2, Appelt
Assists: W&M: Evans 2, Watkins 2, Schurachio, Schneider
Goalies: UVA: Liz McCarthy (8:45, 1 save, 4 GA), Andrea Pfeiffer (51:15, 9 saves, 9 GA)
W&M: Richards (60 mins, 8 saves, 19 GA)
Draws: UVA 20, WM 12 Fouls: UVA 15, WM 11
Groundballs: UVA 39, WM 28 Free position attempts: UVA 5, WM 6
Caused turnovers: UVA 9, WM 5 Clearing: UVA 9-14, WM 12-17
Turnovers: UVA 20, WM 18