Cavaliers Defeat UMBC 19-6
March 23, 2004
The Cavalier women’s lacrosse team’s defense held the UMBC Retrievers (0-6) to one 8-meter attempt on the game and Virginia (6-2) had three players record hat tricks and 11 players score goals as the Hoos defeated UMBC 19-5 tonight in Charlottesville. Virginia’s Amy Appelt fed Morgan Thalenberg for a goal 1:57 into the game against UMBC and in the process became the fourth Virginia women’s lacrosse player in school history to record 200 points in a career. She also notched her eighth consecutive hat trick and added two assists to sit at 203 career points at the end of the night.
The Cavaliers jumped on the board early as Nikki Lieb won the opening draw and Caitlin Banks took from the top of the fan, scoring just 46 seconds into the game. Thalenberg won the ensuing draw and tossed the ball to Banks, who fed Appelt, who drove to the cage for a goal just 12 seconds after Banks.
Kim Connors won the next draw and Virginia worked the ball behind the cage to Appelt, who fed Thalenberg on the other side of the arc. Appelt’s feed was the 55th of her career and the 200th point of her career.
An Andrea Pfeiffer save started the next scoring play as the Cavaliers brought the ball upfield where Ashleigh Haas scored by taking the ball to the cage for a 4-0 lead 3:56 into the game. Jen Dragoni put the Retrievers on the board off an assist from Lauren Hess after Kelly Fahey won the draw for UMBC. Virginia answered as Connors broke a UMBC clear and the Cavalier threw a long ball forward to Appelt, who raced in from the restraining line for Virginia’s fifth goal of the game. The Hoos scored again 24 seconds later as Ashley Dodson won the draw and tossed the ball to Thalenberg, who took the ball upfield and passed to Appelt. Appelt fed Tyler Leachman who was streaking to the cage, and Leachman collected the ball and scored. Leachman assisted on the next goal as she fed Banks for a quickstick goal. Leachman notched her third consecutive point as Connors picked up a loose ball in the midfield and fed Leachman as the second year sprinted towards the cage and scored her second goal in a two-minute span.
Molly Urlock caused a turnover in the arc and scooped up the ground ball and Virginia transitioned the ball upfield where Haas fed Jess Wasilewski, who was cutting to the goal. Wasilewski scored her first career goal at the 13:07 mark, giving Virginia a 9-1 lead. Haas won the next draw and Wasilewski got the ball and fed Connors, who was cutting to the cage. Connors scored 80 seconds after Wasilewski to push the Cavaliers into double digits. Connors then scored a pair of goals as she drove to the cage from the top of the fan in a span of six minutes, giving the Cavaliers a 12-1 lead with 8:31 to play in the half. Dragoni stopped the 8-0 run with a goal off an assist from Kelly Fahey.
Lieb caused a turnover and scooped up the ground ball at the top of the fan and Virginia took the ball upfield where Megan Havrilla scored with just under a minute to play in the half. The Cavaliers led 13-2 at halftime.
UMBC scored the first two goals of the second half as Hess fed Kate Worthington 1:55 into the stanza and then Jennifer Kasper assisted Jen Dragoni two minutes later, allowing Dragoni to notch a hat trick and pulling the Retrievers to 12-4.
A Pfeiffer save was picked up by Lieb and at the other end of the field, Appelt was fouled on a drive to the cage. She converted the 8-meter shot for her eighth consecutive hat trick, adding on to her school record. Banks won the draw and Virginia took the ball upfield where Banks got the ball back and rolled the crease to notch her first hat trick of the 2004 campaign. Lieb then scooped up an overthrow in the midfield and fed the ball to Courtney Young at the restraining line. Young ran the ball in and scored on a shovel shot five minutes after Banks’ goal. Young started the next goal sequence as she picked up an overthrow in the midfield and got the ball to Kate Breslin, who scored two minutes after Young to make the score 17-4.
Virginia went up 18-4 as Appelt drove to the cage and drew her defender to her before passing the ball to Bridget Bradley. Bradley scored her first collegiate goal off the Appelt assist and pushed the score to 18-4. UMBC’s Worthington stopped the 5-0 run with a goal off an assist from Fahey.
The Cavaliers’ Erin Nagle picked up a ball in the arc and started a transition that was completed as Connors fed Wasilewski on a drive to the cage. Wasilewski’s second goal of the night made the final score 19-4 in favor of the Cavaliers, who reached their highest goal total of the 2004 campaign in tonight’s contest.
Appelt joins All-Americans Lauren Aumiller, Lindsey Sheehan and Dawn Wisniewski as the only Cavaliers to reach the 200-point plateau.
Virginia continues its homestand against in-state rival William & Mary on Thursday, March 25. Game time against the Tribe is 7:00 pm.
Linescore 1 2 F recordsUMBC 2-3=5 0-6Virginia 13-6=19 6-2
Scoring summary 0:46 V Banks 1-0 0:58 V Appelt (Banks) 2-0 1:57 V Thalenberg (Appelt) 3-0 3:56 V Haas 4-0 4:28 B Dragoni (Hess) 4-1 8:24 V Appelt 5-1 8:48 V Leachman 6-1 10:19 V Banks (Leachman) 7-1 10:32 V Leachman (Connors) 8-1 13:07 V Wasilewski (Haas) 9-1 14:26 V Connors (Wasilewski) 10-1 15:57 V Connors 11-1 21:29 V Connors 12-1 23:20 V Dragoni (Fahey) 12-2 29:04 V Havrilla 13-2 31:55 B Worthington (Hess) 13-3 33:47 B Dragoni (Kasper) 13-4 35:58 V Appelt (FP) 14-4 39:10 V Banks 15-4 43:10 V Young 16-4 44:56 V Breslin 17-4 49:15 V Bradley (Appelt) 18-4 50:30 B Worthington (Fahey) 18-5 55:00 V Wasilewski (Connors) 19-5
Goals: V: Appelt 3, Banks 3, Connors 3, Leachman 2, Wasilewski 2, Young, Havrilla, Breslin, Thalenberg, Haas, Bradley B: Dragoni 3, Worthington 2
Assists: V: Appelt 2, Connors 2, Leachman, Wasilewski, Banks, Haas B: Fahey 2, Hess 2, Kasper
Draws: V 15, B 10Shots: V 30, B 11Ground balls: V 25, B 19Turnovers: V 18, B 18Caused tos: V 13, B 68-meter placements: V 6, B 18-meter shots: V 4, B 0Fouls: V 7, B 14Clearing: V 6-6, B 4-8