Cavaliers Defeat Duke 18-6
April 6, 2002
The University of Virginia used an 8-0 run in a seven-minute span to storm back from a 2-1 deficit and take a 9-3 lead at halftime before defeating Duke 18-6 today in Durham. The Cavaliers were led by Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) who had seven draw controls, five goals and two assists and moved into third all-time in scoring at Virginia. Teammate Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had four goals and two assists to help the Cavalier offense. Her second assist, which came 57:50 into the game when Aumiller converted a dump into the arc from Appelt, broke Aumiller’s record for assists as a first-year which was set in 2000. Appelt now has 17 assists this season, one more than Aumiller had in her rookie campaign. Defensively Andrea Pfeiffer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) had nine saves while allowing only six goals.
The Cavaliers got on the board first after Molly Cangemi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) caused a turnover in Virginia’s defensive arc and the Hoos ran a transition where Appelt tossed the ball to Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) who flipped the ball in the cage for the 1-0 lead. A Duke dump from behind the arc to Meg Barnet tied the score six minutes later, and a fast break converted by a Kelly Dirks to Lauren Gallagher pass put the Blue Devils up 2-1 two minutes later.
From there the Cavaliers exploded for eight goals in seven minutes, with six of them coming in a span of 3:38. Virginia tied the game 37 seconds after Duke went ahead as they won the draw after the Blue Devils were in the circle early and took the ball down to their offensive arc where Appelt was fouled out of the fan. She got the ball to Aumiller, who found Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) streaking to the cage and fed her the ball. Sambus’ goal tied the game 10:23 into the contest. Pfeiffer made a save on the next Duke possession and the Cavaliers took the ball upfield where Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) was fouled off the ball in the arc. Chasney converted the 8-meter, giving the Cavaliers a lead they would not relinquish. Courtney Muller (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) won the ensuing draw and Virginia took the ball down to the Duke goal where Appelt rolled around the crease to the left and scored, putting the Cavaliers up 4-2 with 15:50 to play in the half, forcing the Blue Devils to take a timeout.
Chasney won the next draw and Virginia worked the ball to Cangemi who was fouled on her drive to the cage. Cangemi ran in the 8-meter and her goal put the Hoos up 5-2 35 seconds after their last tally. Aumiller won the next draw and Virginia took the ball to their offensive arc where they lost the ball on a challenge. On the Duke clear, Cangemi caused a turnover immediately and Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) picked up the loose ball and tossed it to Thalenberg who was unmarked in the arc. Thalenberg scored on the drive to the cage, putting UVa up 6-2. Lauren Keller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) won the next draw and got the ball to Aumiller, who was fouled on her challenge to the cage. Aumiller scored on the free position 39 seconds after Thalenberg’s goal, giving the Cavaliers a 7-2 lead with 13:05 to play in the half. Cangemi won the next draw and started a fast break that saw the ball go back to Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), up to Sambus, over to Ashley Dotson (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), up to Banks, who tossed it to Aumiller who found Appelt in the arc, who scored to give Virginia a six-goal lead with 12:37 to play in the half. Twenty-five seconds later the Cavaliers went up 9-2 as Thalenberg won the draw and flipped the ball to Banks, who ran the ball in from the top of the fan and scored, putting the Hoos up 9-2 with 12:12 to play. A Caline McHenry bounce shot with six minutes to play in the half stopped the Virginia run and sent the teams into the halftime with a Cavalier lead at 9-3.
Aumiller started the second half with a pair of goals 16 seconds apart to give Virginia an 11-3 lead. After a Pfeiffer save allowed the Cavaliers to bring the ball upfield where Aumiller was fouled in the center of the arc. She ran the ball in from the center hash and scored to move the Hoos into double digits in scoring for the 11th consecutive game this year. Aumiller won the next draw after a Duke foul and ran the ball in to the cage just 16 seconds later for an eight-goal lead with 26:01 to play in the half. A Kelly Dirks 8-meter goal two minutes later got the Blue Devils on the board in the second half, but Virginia answered right away with a pair of goals in 39 seconds as Cangemi caused a turnover after Virginia lost the ball on a challenge and Thalenberg scooped up the loose ball. The Cavaliers got the ball to Appelt who ran it in for a 12-4 lead with 22:13 to play in the half. Aumiller won the next draw and took the ball upfield where Cangemi found Chasney cutting across the arc. Chasney converted the pass and put the Cavaliers up 13-4 39 seconds after Appelt’s goal. Duke then went on another 2-0 run as Erin O’Shaughnessy scored on a challenge and then the Blue Devils executed a perfect fast break four minutes later as Lauren Gallagher fed Kelly Dirks, cutting the deficit to 13-6 and forcing the Cavaliers to take a timeout.
From there the Hoos scored the last five goals of the game to take the win. Banks won the next draw and in the Cavaliers’ set attack Cangemi drew a doubleteam and dumped the ball to a wide-open Banks who scored with 13:02 to go in the half. Just over two minutes later Pfeiffer made another save and Virginia brought the ball upfield where Banks found Thalenberg streaking in from the left. Thalenberg’s goal gave her her first hat trick of her career and the Cavaliers a 15-6 lead. Virginia went up by 10 as Thalenberg picked up an errant Duke clear and got the ball to Appelt, who danced around in the arc before burying a shot in the net with just under ten minutes to play. The Cavaliers got the ball back and Aumiller took pressure up at the restraining line and then drove to the cage, putting Virginia up 17-6 with 7:45 to play. Again Duke pressured out on defense and with just over two minutes to play Appelt dumped the ball to a streaking Aumiller who scored, accounting for the final score of 18-6.
With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 10-2 and are 3-0 in the ACC, meaning Virginia claims the ACC regular season championship for the first time in school history. Lauren Aumiller also moved into a tie with Jamie Haas (’01) for third place on the all-time scoring list with 184 points (128g, 56a). Aumiller stands just three goals out of second-place all-time at Virginia and needs nine assists to move into fourth place. Appelt’s 17 assists this season sets a new standard for first-years at Virginia, breaking the old record held by Aumiller.
The Cavaliers continue their year with a game at Virginia Tech on Wednesday, April 10. The seedings for the ACC tournament are also set as #1 Virginia takes on #4 Maryland and #2 North Carolina will take on host and #3 Duke on Friday, April 19.
Linescore 1 2 F (records)Virginia 9 9 18 (10-2, 3-0 ACC)Duke 3 3 6 (6-4, 1-2 ACC)
Scoring summaryTime School Score Goal (Assist)2:23 V 1-0 Thalenberg (Appelt)8:46 D 1-1 Barnet (Laschinger)10:13 D 1-2 Gallagher (Dirks)10:50 V 2-2 Sambus (Aumiller)13:49 V 3-2 Chasney (FP)14:10 V 4-2 Appelt14:45 V 5-2 Cangemi (FP)16:16 V 6-2 Thalenberg (Banks)16:55 V 7-2 Aumiller (FP)17:23 V 8-2 Appelt (Aumiller)17:48 V 9-2 Banks24:00 D 9-3 McHenry33:43 V 10-3 Aumiller (FP)33:59 V 11-3 Aumiller36:01 D 11-4 Dirks (FP)37:47 V 12-4 Appelt38:26 V 13-4 Chasney (Cangemi)41:21 D 13-5 O’Shaughnessy (Bennett)45:47 D 13-6 Dirks (Gallagher)46:58 V 14-6 Banks (Cangemi)49:15 V 15-6 Thalenberg (Banks)50:35 V 16-6 Appelt52:10 V 17-6 Aumiller58:00 V 18-6 Aumiller (Appelt)
Goals: V: Aumiller 5, Appelt 4, Thalenberg 3, Chasney 2, Banks 2, Sambus, CangemiDuke: Dirks 2, Barnet, Gallagher, McHenry, O’Shaughnessy
Assists: V: Appelt 2, Aumiller 2, Banks 2, Cangemi 2Duke: Laschinger, Gallagher, Dirks, Barrett
Goalies: V: Andrea Pfeiffer (60 mins, 9 saves, 6 GA) D: Kristen Foster (60 mins, 9 saves, 18 GA)
Shots: V: 37, Duke 21Caused turnovers: V: 9, D: 5Turnovers: V: 10, D 13Ground balls: V: 30, D: 15Free position attempts: V 6, D 2Free position shots: V: 5, D: 2Draws: V: 15, D: 11Fouls: V: 9, D: 21Clearing: V: 13-15, D: 12-13