Cavaliers Defeat Virginia Tech 18-3
April 10, 2002
The University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team scored the game’s first six and last ten goals en route to an 18-3 defeat of in-state rival Virginia Tech. Virginia held the Hokies scoreless for the first 21:45 and the final 24:52 as they won their 11th game of the year. The Cavaliers were led by Andrea Pfeiffer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) who had 11 saves in 40 minutes of action and Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep), who both had four goals and an assist in the offensive end. Anne Harvey (Darien, Conn./St. George’s) scored her first career goal today and then scored her second just over a minute later as she closed out the scoring for the Cavaliers.
Virginia went up 1-0 2:58 into the game as Chasney caught the ball in the arc and twisted and turned to find an opening before scoring the opening goal. The Cavaliers went up 2-0 after co-captain Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) forced the Hokies out of bounds at their restraining line and started a transition that found Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) alone in the arc. Banks scored just over five minutes into the contest to put Virginia up 2-0. Aumiller caused a turnover in the midfield and ran the ball upfield where she settled the Virginia attack and Chasney found Amy Appelt on the side of the cage. Appelt’s goal off the Chasney pass pushed the margin up to three just 36 seconds after Banks’ goal. Virginia went up 4-0 two minutes later as Courtney Muller (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) caused a turnover the Cavalier defensive arc and Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) scooped up the loose ball, starting a fast break that was completed as Chasney ran the ball in from the restraining line, forcing the Hokies to take a timeout.
A Pfeiffer save started the next goal as the Cavaliers executed the fast break that was completed with a Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) pass to Banks, who scored the next goal nine minutes into the game. Molly Cangemi (Timonium, Md./Notre Dame Prep) started the next goal with a caused turnover in the Cavalier defensive arc. She brought the ball upfield where the the settled attack found Banks on the left side of the cage. Banks tried a feed into Lauren Keller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) but the feed glanced off her stick and into the cage for a 6-0 Virginia lead. Virginia Tech got on the board three minutes later as Sam Sybert converted a shooting space foul at the 21:45 mark of the game, making the score 6-1 in favor of Virginia. Chasney then scored the final two goals of the half 44 seconds apart as Pfeiffer picked up a loose ball in the crease and got the ball to Ashley Dotson (Annapolis, Md./Severn) who worked the ball upfield where Chasney maneuvered around on the left side of the arc for a goal. Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers brought the ball behind the cage where Courtney Young (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) found Chasney in the arc and Chasney quicksticked the ball into the net for an 8-1 Virginia lead at the break.
The Hokies scored the first two goals of the second half as Lindsey Welch fired in a shot from the left side of the arc and four minutes later Lauren Kenney scored in traffic, pulling Virginia Tech within five with 24:52 to play in the half. But the vaunted Cavalier defense came to life after that, allowing the Hokies only two shots for the rest of the game.
On the other side of the ball, Virginia’s offense got back on track as Cangemi had a hand in the next four goals. To start, Schummer caused another turnover and scooped up the loose ball to start a transition to the offensive end where Cangemi fed Aumiller cutting down the fan for her first goal of the day 26:16 into the game. Cangemi scored the next goal after she was awarded the ball for an offsides violation on the Hokies and she ran the ball 65 yards to the cage where she scored on her own. Cangemi won the next draw and got the ball to Aumiller who was fouled in the arc. Aumiller buried the shot 33 seconds after Cangemi’s goal to give Virginia an 11-3 lead with 19:12 to play. Three minutes later Cangemi again found Aumiller in the arc, this time from behind, to put UVa up 12-3. The Cavaliers took a ten-goal lead with 13:40 to play as Keller picked up a Tech bobbled ball in the Virginia defensive third and took the ball upfield to settle the attack. On a drive to the cage Ashleigh Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) was fouled and she scored on the resulting 8-meter. Lindsay Buchanan (Towson, Md./Towson) won the next draw and in the attack, Aumiller found Young on the crease for a quickstick goal with just over 11 minutes to play.
Harvey recorded the first three points of her Cavalier career in a span of 4:35 and was a part of three of the last four Virginia goals. She chased down an errant Virginia shot and was awarded the ball behind the cage after Virginia Tech was called offsides on the play. She flipped the ball to Carol Hotarek (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) who rolled the crease from the left and scored, putting Virginia up 15-3 with 4:35 to play. Dotson won the next draw and in the settled attack Aumiller ran the ball in from the top of the fan for Virginia’s 16th goal. That goal by Aumiller was the 50th this year for her, making her one of only five Cavaliers to record 50 or more goals in a season. Harvey scored the next goal after her initial shot was saved but rebounded out to her and she stuck in the grub for a 17-3 lead with 1:27 to play. Harvey scored the final goal of the game as she took a pass from Young as Harvey cut to the cage with 12 seconds to play for the final score of 18-3.
Pfeiffer, who played 40 minutes and made 11 saves while allowing all three Hokie goals, made way for Mary Beth LaVerghetta (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) who made no saves but allowed no goals in ten minutes of play. LaVerghetta was replaced by Liz McCarthy (Garden City, N.Y./Taft) who made one save and allowed no goals in the final ten minutes of the game.
Aumiller’s four goals and one assist give her 192 career points and she now stands alone in third place on the all-time scoring charts at Virginia. In addition. Aumiller now has 132 career goals, which is second on the all-time scoring list at Virginia. She trails only Dawn Wisniewski (1984-87) who scored 189 goals in her career. Wisniewski also stands in second place on the all-time scoring charts with 224 points. Both Chasney and Appelt have 30 goals this year for Virginia, and they are tied for first nationally among all freshmen. Appelt, who already has the record for assists as a first-year at Virginia with 17, needs just ten points to set the scoring record for first years which is currently held by Debbie Easter who had 56 points in her 1980 season.
The Cavaliers, now 11-2, return to action next Tuesday at 7:00 as they face in-state rival George Mason. The game against the 19th ranked Patriots will take place in Klockner Stadium.
Linescore 1 2 F RecordsVirginia 8 10 18 (11-2)Virginia Tech 1 2 3 (5-7)
Scoring summaryTime School Score Goal (Assist)2:58 UVA 1-0 Chasney5:03 UVA 2-0 Banks5:39 UVA 3-0 Appelt (Chasney)7:25 UVA 4-0 Chasney9:03 UVA 5-0 Banks (Thalenberg)18:17 UVA 6-0 Keller (Banks)21:45 VPI 6-1 Sybert (FP)24:41 UVA 7-1 Chasney25:25 UVA 8-1 Chasney (Young)31:49 VPI 8-2 Welch35:08 VPI 8-3 Kenney36:16 UVA 9-3 Aumiller (Cangemi)40:15 UVA 10-3 Cangemi40:48 UVA 11-3 Aumiller (FP)43:32 UVA 12-3 Aumiller (Cangemi)46:19 UVA 13-3 Haas (FP)48:35 UVA 14-3 Young (Aumiller)55:25 UVA 15-3 Hotarek (Harvey)57:10 UVA 16-3 Aumiller58:33 UVA 17-3 Harvey59:48 UVA 18-3 Harvey (Young)
Goals: UVA: Aumiller 4, Chasney 4, Banks 2, Harvey 2, Keller, Young, Appelt, Haas, Hotarek, CangemiVPI: Sybert, Welch, Kenney
Assists: UVA: Young 2, Cangemi 2, Aumiller, Harvey, Chasney, Thalenberg, BanksVPI: none
Goalies: Pfeiffer (40 mins, 11 saves, 3 GA), LaVerghetta (10 mins, 0 saves, 0 GA), McCarthy (10 mins, 1 save, 0 GA)VPI: McGraw (59 minutes, 9 saves, 17 GA), Connolly (1 min, 0 saves, 1 GA)
Draws: VA 15, VPI 8Shots: VA 34, VPI 21Ground balls: VA 34, VPI 30Caused turnovers: VA 12, VPI 7Turnovers: VA 20, VPI 14Fouls: VA 10, VPI 13Clearing: VA 15-19, VPI 11-16Free position attempts: VA 4, VPI 6Free position shots: VA 3, VPI 4