Cavaliers Fall to Maryland in ACC Semifinals
April 19, 2002
Virginia’s Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) tied the record for scoring as a first-year with her goal and Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) tied the school record for consecutive games scored with her goal today, but the Cavaliers still fell to the Maryland Terrapins 15-12 today in the semifinals of the ACC tournament. Virginia, the top seed and ranked #3 in the nation, had its seven-game winning streak halted as the Terps held the Cavaliers, the leading offensive unit in the nation with 15.21 goals per game, to 12 while scoring 15, almost twice Virginia’s average. The Virginia defense was able to hold Maryland off the 8-meter mark but the Cavaliers could only convert four of their 11 attempts.
Maryland jumped out to a 2-0 start before the Cavaliers scored twice in a 19 second span to tie the game. Lauren Keller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) won the draw and the Cavaliers brough the ball down to their offensive end where Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) took a shot that ricocheted off the pipe. She grubbed the loose ball and stuffed it back into the cage, pulling the Cavaliers within one at 3:47. Co-captain Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scrapped and controlled the next draw and found Molly Cangemi (Timonium, Md./Notre Dame Prep) all along on the left side, who one-timed a pass to Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep), who took it in for a goal and tield the game 4:06 into the contest. Maryland took the lead again two minutes later on a drive to the cage, but again Virginia tied the contest as Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) caused a turnover in the Virginia defensive third and Andrea Pfeiffer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) picked it up in the crease to start a Virginia transition. In the Cavaliers’ offensive end Cangemi drew a shooting space foul and converted the 8-meter, tying the game again with 20:42 to play in the half. Neither team scored for the next ten minutes, but the Terrapins closed the half with a 5-0 run to take the lead 8-3 at the break.
The Cavaliers came out on fire in the second half as Appelt won the opening draw and took it down to the fan where she drew a foul on a wide hash. After pulling it out and behind, she found Sambus at the top of the fan who fed Banks on the left side, who hit a low grounder to cut the deficit to four with 44 seconds gone in the second half. Sambus won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers worked the ball behind to Aumiller, who fed Chasney on the crease for a goal. Aumiller, the league’s leader in draw controls, won the next won and Virginia found Cangemi who was fouled on a drive to the cage. Cangemi scored, pulling the Cavaliers within two with 26:11 to play in the half. The Terps then scored three consecutive goals in a three minute span, including a pair from Annie Collins, to push the margin back to five with 20 minutes to play.
Sambus intercepted a pass in the Virginia defensive arc and started a transition at the end of which Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) drew a shooting space foul and converted it to pullback within four. Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) picked up a loose ball in Virginia’s defensive third and started a transition that found Banks who found Chasney for a wide-open shot as she crossed across the cage, pulling the Cavaliers within three with 14:13 to play. Another Collins goal pushed the Maryland lead back to four, but Courtney Muller (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) caused a turnover and the Cavaliers used the fast break down the field where Chasney drove in for the goal for a 9-12 deficit with 11:03 to play. Maryland responded with a goal two minutes later to go back up by four.
Aumiller notched her record-tying goal after she scooped up a ground ball in the Virginia defensive arc and ran the ball down field where in a settled attack Chasney found her on the crease with 6:10 to play in the half. Aumiller ties the record established by Lindsey Sheehan in 1985-1986, tied byDawn Wisniewski from 1986-87 and equalled by Jamie Haas in 1999-2000. A Maryland goal pushed the margin back to four two minutes later.
Appelt then tied the record for most points scored as a first-year as Banks won the next draw and found Appelt driving to the arc, where she was fouled. Appelt converted the 8-meter, giving her 37 goals and 19 assists on the year for 56 points, which equals the efforts of Debbie Easter in 1980 (46g, 10a). The Cavaliers were only down by three at 14-11 with 4:02 to play, but a Terp goal with 2:36 pushed the margin back to four. Banks scored on a long pass from Keller with 22 seconds to play, but the Cavaliers ran out of time and fell in the ACC semfinals.
Pfeiffer played all 60 minutes and made fourteen saves while allowing 15 goals and scooping up a team-high six ground balls. Schummer had five ground balls and two caused turnovers to lead the Cavaliers.
Virginia will next face Loyola on Wednesday, April 24 at Klocker Stadium. Game time against the Greyhounds is 7:00 pm.
Linescore 1 2 FMaryland 8 7 15Virginia 3 9 12
Scoring summaryTime School Score Goal(Assist)0:56 M 0-1 Egan (Walker)3:06 M 0-2 Coppedge3:47 V 1-2 Banks4:06 V 2-2 Chasney (Cangemi)6:46 M 2-3 Hobbs9:18 V 3-3 Cangemi (FP)19:03 M 3-4 Coppedge (Walker)20:08 M 3-5 Judd (Walker)21:50 M 3-6 Egan26:23 M 3-7 Egan (Walker)28:43 M 3-8 Hobbs30:44 V 4-8 Banks (Sambus)32:33 V 5-8 Chasney (Aumiller)33:49 V 6-8 Cangemi (FP)35:04 M 6-9 Collins36:21 M 6-10 Judd38:04 M 6-11 Collins44:13 V 7-11 Thalenberg (FP)45:47 V 8-11 Chasney (Banks)46:40 M 8-12 Collins48:57 V 9-12 Chasney51:04 M 9-13 Hobbs53:50 V 10-13 Aumiller (Chasney)55:04 M 10-14 Egan55:58 V 11-14 Appelt (FP)57:24 M 11-15 Hobbs59:40 V 12-15 Banks (Keller)
Goals: V: Chasney 4, Banks 3, Cangemi 2, Aumiller, Appelt, ThalenbergM: Egan 4, Hobbs 4, Collins 3, Coppedge 2, Judd 2
Assists: V: Keller, Aumiller, Chasney, Banks, Sambus, CangemiM: Walker 4
Goalies: V: Andrea Pfeiffer (60 mins, 14 saves, 15 GA) M: Alexis Venechanos (60 mins, 11 saves, 12 GA)
Draws: UVA 10, MD 19Ground balls: UVA 30, MD 34Caused turnovers: UVA 7, MD 6Turnovers: UVA 13, MD 11Shots: UVA 28, MD 37Free position attempts: UVA 12, MD 0Free position shots: UVA 11, MD 0Clearing: UVA 11-16, MD 10-11Fouls: UVA 7, MD 18