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March 17, 2002

Box Score

The University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team staged a furious rally but still fell to the third-ranked Princeton Tigers 13-11 today in Princeton. The Tigers had a five goal lead with 15:03 to play but the Hoos scored four consecutive goals to pull within one before surrendering a late goal for the final tally of 13-11. Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) recorded her seventh game this season with at least five points, scoring three goals and adding three assists. Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) had four goals and Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) added two goals and two assists. Co-captain Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) led the Cavaliers with three caused turnovers and four ground balls while Courtney Muller (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) also had four ground balls.

The Tigers got on the board first with three consecutive goals to start the game. Alex Fiore converted an assist from Charlotte Kenworthy, and then Kim Smith had a pair to put the Tigers up 3-0 eight minutes into the game.

The Cavaliers stormed back with a pair of goals from Chasney. Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) won the next draw and got the ball out to Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), who tossed the ball to Aumiller who fed a wide-open Chasney on the crease. Sambus started the next score as she caused a turnover on the restraining line and in the Cavalier offense Chasney was fouled, placing her on an 8-meter hash. She converted the free position shot, pulling the Cavaliers within one at the 10:41 mark of the game.

Princeton’s Theresa Sherry then led the Tigers on a 3-0 run, scoring twice and assisting on the middle goal to push the margin out to 5-2 with 11:30 to go. The Tigers held the ball and tried to advance it into their offensive zone but Muiller knocked down a cross-field pass and started a transition where Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) took the ball to the cage from the top of the eight and scored, moving the Hoos to within two at 5-3. Sherry answered right back for the Tigers, but the Cavaliers notched the final two goals of the half to cut the lead to 7-5 at the break. Chasney started the run with a caused turnover the restrinaing line and Banks picked up the loose ball. In the Virginia set offense, Aumiller took a dump pass from Cangemi and connected. Just over a minute later, these two hooked up again as Thalenberg won the draw and got the ball to Aumiller, who drove in and flipped the ball to Cangemi who ran it in for the goal, pulling Virginia within two at 7-5 at the break.

The Tigers opened up a five-goal lead five minutes into the game as three different players scored in a span of 1:19. Virginia stopped the run as Cangemi drove in and flipped the ball to Chasney, who notched the fourth hat trick of her career with the goal. Virginia pulled back within three as Muller caused a turnover down low and started the transition that was completed as Cangemi took the ball in from the top, scoring with 19:59 to play. A pair of Princeton goals in a three-minute span pushed the margin back up to five with 15:03 to play, but the Cavaliers rallied.

Sambus won the draw and drove towards the cage where she threw the ball to Aumiller, who in turn passed the ball to Chasney who scored, cutting the margin back to four at 12-8. Princeton got control of the ball but Aumiller caused a turnover in front of the Cavalier goal and Ashley Dotson scooped up the ground ball and the Hoos brought the ball upfield. In the set attack, Appelt dumped the ball into a wide-open Aumiller on the crease who scored, forcing the Tigers to take a timeout.

Virginia won the next draw as Princeton was called for being in the circle early, and Banks ran the ball into the offensive end. In the attack, Sambus was fouled in the arc and she ran the ball in and scored, pulling Virginia within two.

Sambus caused a turnover down low and she brought the ball upfield where Banks took the ball behind and fed Aumiller on the crease for a quckstick goal, rallying the Cavaliers to within one at the 54:20 mark of the game.

The Cavaliers won the next draw but were unable to convert a pair of 8-meter shots, and the Tigers scored a late goal for the final mark of 13-11.

Virginia next faces ACC-rival North Carolina on Saturday, March 23 at 12:00.

Linescore	1	2	FPrinceton	7	6	13Virginia	5	6	11

Scoring summary:Time School Score Goal(Assist)1:11 P 0-1 Fiore (Kenworthy)6:15 P 0-2 Smith (Simone)7:59 P 0-3 Smith (Fiore)8:06 V 1-3 Chasney (Aumiller)10:41 V 2-3 Chasney (FP)14:21 P 2-4 Sherry (FP)17:50 P 2-5 Hammerberg (Sherry)18:30 P 2-6 Sherry23:51 V 3-6 Appelt25:13 P 3-7 Sherry (Biles)26:18 V 4-7 Aumiller (Cangemi)27:26 V 5-7 Cangemi (Aumiller)33:29 P 5-8 Fiore34:29 P 5-9 Simone (Becker)34:48 P 5-10 Miller37:19 V 6-10 Chasney (Cangemi)40:01 V 7-10 Cangemi42:01 P 7-11 Kenworthy44:47 P 7-12 Simone45:13 V 8-12 Chasney (Aumiller)48:43 V 9-12 Aumiller (Appelt)50:30 V 10-12 Sambus (FP)54:20 V 11-12 Aumiller (Banks)55:21 P 11-13 Miller

Scoring: UVA: Chasney 4, Aumiller 3, Cangemi 2, Appelt, Sambus P: Sherry 3, Smith 2, Miller 2, Fiore 2, Simone 2, Kenworthy, Hammerberg

Assists: UVA: Aumiller 3, Cangemi 2, Appelt, Banks P: Kenworthy, Simone, Fiore, Sherry, Biles, Becker

Goalies: UVA: Andrea Pfeiffer (60 mins, 5 saves, 13 GA) P: Sarah Kolodner (60 mins, 9 saves, 11 GA)

Draws: V 15, P 11Ground balls V: 25, P 20Caused turnovers: V 11, P 9Turnovers: V 18, P 15Shots: V 25, P 22Free position attempts: V 6, P: 6Free position shots: V 6, P 4Fouls: V 18, P 12Clearing: V 10-13, P 10-11

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