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March 23, 2002

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The University of Virginia (6-2, 2-0 ACC) women’s lacrosse team upset the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels (5-2, 2-1 ACC) thanks to a solid defense led by co-captain Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) who had five caused turnovers and five ground balls and goalkeeper Andrea Pfeiffer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) who saved 13 Carolina shots. Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had five goals and an assist in the game, and Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) notched another hat trick, moving her to 157 career points, placing her eighth on the all-time scoring list at Virginia.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 5-0 lead with Appelt notching two goals and an assist in the opening run while the defense kept UNC off the scoreboard for the first 22:59 of the game. Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) got the Hoos on the board as she created her chance in the arc just over a minute into the game. Carolina won the ensuing draw but Pfeiffer made a save on the shot and the Cavaliers brought the ball to the other end, where Appelt drove to the cage and scored at the 5:21 mark, giving UVa a 2-0 lead. Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) started the next goal with a check at the restraining line after Carolina regained possession of the ball. Aumiller scooped up the loose ball, started the clear, and at the other end took a dump from Appelt into the lower corner of the cage for a 3-0 lead 11:27 into the game.

Schummer stole the ball in the Tar Heel offensive zone on the next possession and brought the ball upfield where the Virginia offense found Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville). Banks drove to the cage and drew a foul. On the free position Banks found the back of the net, putting the Hoos up 4-0 16:28 into the game. The Cavaliers made it 5-0 less than a minute later as Appelt got the ball at the 20 and drove to the cage, scoring 55 seconds after Banks’ goal to give UVa a 5-0 lead.

Carolina broke the Virginia run as Christine McPike took a feed from Lindsay Stone and quicksticked it into the cage with 7:01 left in the half. but the Cavaliers got control and Banks dumped the ball into Aumiller on the crease. Aumiller’s goal with 1:15 to play in the half gave Virginia a 6-1 lead that they took into halftime.

A Pfeiffer save started the Cavalier scoring in the second half as Virginia transitioned quickly and found Appelt at the restraining line. Appelt ran the ball in from the line and scored 1:56 into the second half to give the Cavaliers a 7-1 lead and her her second hat trick of her career. Carolina answered as Brooke Young rolled the crease from the right, but Appelt answered right back as she danced around in the arc and then buried the shot, giving the Cavaliers a six-goal margin again. Lindsay Stone converted a free position on a shooting space foul just over a minute later, but Cangemi won the next draw and the Hoos got the ball to Appelt, who forced a shooting space foul and converted the free position, pushing the Cavalier cushion back up to six at 9-3 with 24:13 to play in the game.

Lindsay Stone started a 3-0 run for the Tar Heels over the next 11 minutes as Erin McInnes notched a goal and an assist, but the Cavaliers broke the run as Schummer again came up with a caused turnover and ground ball in the Virginia defensive third with ten minutes to play. In the Cavalier offensive zone, Cangemi tried to cut down to the cage but was fouled on the play and placed on the 8-meter. She converted the free position and put the Cavaliers back up by four. Carolina gained possession and brought the ball back down to the Virginia cage, but they turned the ball over and Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) collected the loose ball. At the other end, Aumiller spun around a couple times in the arc and scored at the 55:43 mark of the game, giving the Cavaliers an 11-6 lead with 4:17 to play. UNC’s Young notched an assist and a goal in the final 3:26, but it would not be enough as the Cavaliers hung on for the upset and a 2-0 lead in conference play.

The Cavaliers continue their homestand with a game against the UMBC Retrievers on Tuesday, March 26 at 4:00 pm.

Linescore	1	2	FUNC		1	7	8UVA		6	5	11

Scoring summary:Time School Score Goal (Assist)1:38 V 1-0 Cangemi5:21 V 2-0 Appelt11:27 V 3-0 Aumiller (Appelt)16:28 V 4-0 Banks (FP)17:23 V 5-0 Appelt22:59 N 5-1 McPike (Stone)28:45 V 6-1 Aumiller (Banks)31:56 V 7-1 Appelt32:26 N 7-2 Young33:05 V 8-2 Appelt34:18 N 8-3 Stone (FP)35:47 V 9-3 Appelt (FP)36:26 N 9-4 Stone45:14 N 9-5 McInnes (FP)47:52 N 9-6 McPike (McInnes)50:18 V 10-6 Cangemi (FP)55:43 V 11-6 Aumiller56:34 N 11-7 McPike (Young)59:21 N 11-8 Young

Scoring: V: Appelt 5, Aumiller 3, Cangemi 2, Banks N: McPike 3, Young 2, Stone 2, McInnes

Assists: V: Appelt, Banks N: Stone, McInnes, Young

Goalies: V: Andrea Pfeiffer (60 mins, 13 saves, 8 GA) N: Katelyn Hoffman (60 mins, 4 saves, 11 GA)

Draws: V: 11, NC 10Ground balls: V: 26, NC 31Caused turnovers: V: 12, NC 15Turnovers: V: 23, NC: 15Shots: V: 20, NC: 29Free position attempts: V: 4, NC 6Free position shots: V: 4, NC 5Fouls: V: 11, NC 13Clearing: V: 17-22, NC: 17-17

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