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March 15, 2002

Box Score

The Virginia Cavaliers stormed back from a two-goal deficit late in the game and scored five of the game’s final six goals to defeat the Nittany Lions 11-9 today in State College. Virginia was led by co-captains Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), who had six ground balls, and Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) who had four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Virginia’s Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) led all scorers with four goals and an assist while Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had three goals. The Virginia defense did not allow Penn State’s Katie Jeschke, the Lions’ leading scorer, a point in the game.

The Cavaliers jumped out on top as they converted a PSU turnover into a goal three minutes into the contest. Penn State was called in the crease and the Cavaliers brought the ball down to the other end of the field. There Appelt batted in a loose ball high in the air into the cage, giving UVA the 1-0 lead 2:46 into the contest. The Cavaliers went up 2-0 as Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) picked up a Lion overthrow and took the ball back into the offensive end. There Cangemi drove to the cave and flipped the ball to Sambus, who threw it in the back of the net 8:36 into the game. Penn State tied the game six minutes later to cut the deficit to one, but Virginia’s Molly Cangemi went on a 3-0 run to take a 5-1 lead in the game. Andrea Pfeiffer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) started the run with a loose ball pickup in her crease and the Virginia offense settled the ball in their half of the field before Cangemi drove the left side of the cage to score. Less than a minute later Lindsay Buchanan (Towson, Md./Towson) scooped up a loose ball in the Virginia defensive arc and got the ball to the offense where Cangemi drove to the crease and scored, putting the Cavaliers up by three. Cangemi notched the hat trick two minutes later after Schummer raced down a Penn State player on a Lion overthrow and started a clear that Cangemi converted and 8 meter after Aumiller was fouled with 9:19 remaining in the half.

From there the Lions scored the next six goals over a span of 15:28 to take a two-goal lead with 23:51 to play in regulation. Kristen Burke, Katie Hartman, and Molly Ford all scored before the halftime break to pull within one at intermission, and then Sherman, Curnoles, and O’Hara scored to open the second half, giving the Lions a 7-5 lead. On the ensuing draw, Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) won the draw and took off down field before flipping the ball to Appelt on the right wing, Appelt’s convertion of the pass pulled the Cavaliers within one. The Lions roared right back as Ali DeCecco scored just over a minute later, but from there the vaunted Cavalier defense stepped up. Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) did not allow Jeschke a shot on cage during this tiime and the Virginia offense, sparked by the defense, came to life.

The Cavaliers pulled within one at 15:45 as Cangemi caused a turnover in their defensive arc and got the ball upfield where Chasney was fouled in the arc and converted the free position. On Penn State’s next possession, Schummer raced down the missed transition pass in her defensive third and started the break the other way. Aumiller was fouled outside the eight but ran it in and scored to tie the game at 8-8 with 7:09 to play.

Virginia took the lead for good right off the next draw. Penn State won the draw but Cangemi knocked the ball loose from the attacker and Pfeiffer picked up the loose ball. The Cavaliers made the immediate transition and Cangemi ran the ball in, scoring 58 seconds after Aumiller’s goal to take the lead.

Courtney Muller (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) picked up another Penn State missed transition pass and the Cavaliers worked the ball down field where Chasney drove to the cage and scored with 3:49 to play, giving the Hoos a two-goal lead. The Cavaliers went up by three at 11-8 as Cangemi won the draw and the Cavaliers worked the stall, and then with 58 seconds to play Appelt raced in untouched and scored. Penn State won the next draw and scored with 28 seconds to play, but the Cavalier defense picked up the loose ball after Penn State’s next draw control and held on for the win.

The Cavaliers travel to Princeton, N.J. tonight to face the #3 Tigers on Sunday, March 17 at 1:00.

Linescore	1	2	FUVA	5	6	11PSU	4	5	9

Scoring summary:2:46 V 1-0 Appelt8:36 V 2-0 Sambus (Cangemi)14:18 P 2-1 Hartman (Wood)17:35 V 3-1 Cangemi19:21 V 4-1 Cangemi20:41 V 5-1 Cangemi (FP)24:40 P 5-2 Burke (Ford)27:11 P 5-3 Hartman (FP)28:02 P 5-4 Ford (Schiller)32:50 P 5-5 Sherman (FP)34:38 P 5-6 Curnoles (Donohue)36:09 P 5-7 O’Hara36:17 V 6-7 Appelt (Chasney)37:46 P 6-8 DeCecco (Donohue)44:15 V 7-8 Chasney (FP)52:51 V 8-8 Aumiller53:49 V 9-8 Cangemi56:11 V 10-8 Chasney59:08 V 11-8 Appelt59:32 P 11-9 Donohue

Scoring: V: Cangemi 4, Appelt 3, Chasney 2, Aumiller, Sambus P: Hartman 2, Ford, DeCecco, Burke, Donohue, Sherman, O’Hara, Curnoles

Assists: V: Cangemi, Chasney P: Donohue 2, Ford, Wood, Schiller

Keepers: V: Pfeiffer (60 mins, 6 saves, 9GA) P: Tortorelli (60 mins, 10 saves, 11 GA)

Draws: V 12, P 10Shots: V 36, P: 18Free position attempts: V 7, PSU 5Free positon shots: V 5, PSU 5Ground balls: V 44, PSU 27Caused turnovers: V 9, PSU 8Turnovers V: 19, PSU 27Clearing: V 13-14, PSU 12-24

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