Virginia Defeats Vanderbilt 17-13
April 28, 2002
Virginia??TMs Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had five ground balls and four caused turnovers to go along with her hat trick and an assist to lead the Cavaliers to a 17-13 victory over #13 Vanderbilt today in Nashville. Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) had four goals and three assists to record her second consecutive seven-point game, which gives her 98 points on the season. Amy Appelt (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), the nation??TMs leading freshman scorer, added a hat trick while classmate Cary Chasney (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep), who ranks right behind Appelt nationally, had two goals and three assists to aid in the offensive effort. Andrea Pfeiffer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) made 11 saves for Virginia.
The Cavaliers jumped on the board first as Pfeiffer made a save and Virginia brought the ball upfield where Aumiller dumped the ball in the arc to Sambus, who swatted it into the cage for the early lead 2:30 into the contest. Sambus caused a turnover in the Vanderbilt offensive end and Elizabeth Pinney (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scooped up the loose ball and Virginia transitioned to the other end where Morgan Thalenberg (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary??TMs) fed Aumiller, who was streaking through the arc. Aumiller??TMs conversion of the Thalenberg feed 4:59 into the game gave Virginia a 2-0 lead. Pfeiffer made a save on the next Commodore shot and in Virginia??TMs offensive zone Appelt wheeled around in the fan before scoring, giving the Hoos a 3-0 lead 6:51 into the game. Tara Schmucker then converted an 8-meter to put the Commodores on the board, but Appelt answered right back with an 8-meter of her own to push the lead back to three at 4-1 10:16 into the game. Vandy??TMs Michelle Allen scored a minute later to pull Vanderbilt within two, but Pinney caused a turnover and picked up the loose ball to start a transition that was competed as Aumiller fed Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) for the Cavaliers??TM fifth goal of the game. Kelly Devlin scored on a drive to the cage with 13:46 to play in the half, and at that point the game was suspended an hour for a lightning delay.
On the draw after the delay, Sambus won the draw and took it down low to Chasney, who immediately fed Thalenberg who was cutting to the crease. Thalenberg scored 34 seconds after the draw to put Virginia up 6-3. Pinney won the ensuing draw and in the attack Chasney again fed Thalenberg as she cut through the crease, and again Thalenberg scored, putting Virginia up 7-3 with 11:45 to play in the half.
The Commodores then scored three goals in a 38 second span, including the final two by Jeannie Crawley, to pull within one at 7-6 with 9:51 to play in the half. Virginia responded with a three-goal run of their own, starting with an Aumiller feed into Sambus that scored 42 seconds after Vanderbilt??TMs goal. One minute later Appelt rolled the crease for a goal, and two minutes later Banks fed Aumiller on the crease to push the margin back to four with 6:03 to play in the half. The game was delayed again due to lightning, with this suspension lasting just 35 minutes. Neither team scored in the final 6:03 of the half, sending the teams to the break with Virginia up 10-6.
A Vanderbilt shot hit the top pipe and Thalenberg took the ball out of the air to start the Virginia clear. In the set attack, Aumiller drove to the cage but was fouled and was placed on the 8-meter. She converted the free position to give Virginia an 11-6 lead four minutes into the second half. Vanderbilt won the draw and took it downfield where they scored to answer the Cavaliers, and then Michelle Allen scored twice in a four-minute span to pull the Commodores within two with 17:41 to play in regulation.
Chasney won the ensuing draw control and she took it upfield where she was fouled as she drove to the cage. She scored on her free position to stop the Vanderbilt run. Ashley Dodson (Annapolis, Md./Severn) won the next draw control and got the ball to Sambus, who took off upfield where she led Aumiller into the arc. Aumiller scored her fourth goal of the game less than a minute after Chasney??TMs goal to give the Cavaliers a four goal margin again.
Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary??TMs) caused a turnover and collected the loose ball on the left wing in Virginia??TMs defensive third, which started the next Cavalier goal. Chasney fed Pinney who was driving towards the crease, and Pinney converted the feed. The next draw resulted in a throw that was won by Banks and the Cavaliers took it right upfield where Chasney was fouled as she ran towards the cage. Cary scored off the free position one minute after she had fed Pinney and the Cavaliers were up 15-9 with 10:24 to play.
On the next Commodore possession Sambus picked up an overthrow at the Cavalier offensive restraining line and the Cavaliers got the ball upfield where Sambus was fouled on a drive to the cage. She stuck the 8-meter, giving Virginia a 16-9 lead with 9:40 to play.
Vanderbilt then notched two goals, one by Allen and one by Crawley to move into double digits, but Virginia answered as they took the ball upfield where Carol Hotarek (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) drove to the cage, drawing her defender and then dumping the ball to Courtney Young (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) who scored with 9:40 to play and Virginia up 16-9. A pair of Vanderbilt goals 25 seconds apart accounted for the final score of 17-13.
With the win Virginia improves to 14-3 and now must await for the announcement of the bids to the NCAA Tournament. The announcement will take place on Sunday, May 5.
Linescore 1 2 F (records)Vanderbilt 6 7 13 (9-4)Virginia 10 7 17 (14-3)Scoring summary:Time School Score Goal(Assist)2:30 UVA 1-0 Sambus (Aumiller)4:59 UVA 2-0 Aumiller (Thalenberg)6:61 UVA 3-0 Appelt8:40 VU 3-1 Schmucker (FP)10:16 UVA 4-1 Appelt (FP)11:19 VU 4-2 Allen13:54 UVA 5-2 Banks (Aumiller)16:14 VU 5-3 Devlin -- rain delay16:48 UVA 6-3 Thalenberg (Chasney)18:15 UVA 7-3 Thalenberg (Chasney)19:31 VU 7-4 Schmucker (FP)19:52 VU 7-5 Crawley20:09 VU 7-6 Crawley (Devlin)20:51 UVA 8-6 Sambus (Aumiller)21:56 UVA 9-6 Appelt23:57 UVA 10-6 Aumiller (Banks)34:10 UVA 11-6 Aumiller (FP)34:46 VU 11-7 Roguski (Drennan)38:39 VU 11-8 Allen (Osberg)42:19 VU 11-9 Allen42:50 UVA 12-9 Chasney (FP)43:43 UVA 13-9 Aumiller (Sambus)48:14 UVA 14-9 Pinney (Chasney)49:36 UVA 15-9 Chasney (FP)50:20 UVA 16-9 Sambus (FP)52:23 VU 16-10 Allen53:53 VU 16-11 Crawley (FP)55:25 UVA 17-11 Young (Hotarek)56:49 VU 17-12 Devlin (Allen)57:14 VU 17-13 Drennan
Goals: UVA: Aumiller 4, Appelt 3, Sambus 3, Chasney 2, Thalenberg 2, Young, Pinney, BanksVU: Allen 4, Crawley 3, Devlin 2, Schmucker 2, Rogsuki, Drennan
Assists: UVA: Aumiller 3, Chasney 3, Thalenberg, Banks, Sambus, HotarekVU: Allen, Osberg, Devlin, Drennan
Goalies: UVA: Pfeiffer (60 mins, 11 saves, 13 GA)VU: Ashley Bastinelli (24 mins, 1 save, 10 GA); Liz Exline (36 mins,5 saves, 7 GA)
Shots: UVA 30, VU 28Draws: UVA 16, VU 16Fouls: UVA 10, VU13Free position attempts: UVA 8, VU 4Free position shots: UVA 7, VU 3Ground balls: UVA 32, VU 23Caused turnovers: UVA 14, VU 8TO??TMs: UVA 24, VU 17Clearing: UVA: 12-16, VU: 12-191