Virginia Defeats In-state Rival William & Mary 16-8
March 25, 2004
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team held the Tribe (4-3) to one 8-meter shot and nine different Cavaliers scored at the other end to help the Hoos defeat in-state rival William & Mary 16-8 tonight in Charlottesville. Virginia’s Amy Appelt scored four goals and added four assists as she notched her ninth consecutive hat trick (3 goals in a game) and now has 151 goals and 60 assists for her career. Tyler Leachman also had a four goal game while Elizabeth Pinney led the Cavaliers (7-2) with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Virginia got on the board first as Leachman knocked down a Tribe pass in the midfield and scooped up the ground ball. The Cavaliers worked the ball to Appelt, who rolled the crease 2:05 into the game and scored to put Virginia up 1-0. An Andrea Pfeiffer save gave possession back to the Cavaliers, and at the other end of the field Appelt fed Kim Connors who quicksticked the ball into the net for a 2-0 lead 5:40 into the contest. Caitlin Banks won the ensuing draw and Virginia worked the ball to Leachman, who fed Appelt at the top of the arc. Appelt drove to the cage and scored, giving UVa a 3-0 lead 6:21 into the game. W&M’s Lauren Work took a feed from Morgan Watkins right to the net and scored to put the Tribe on the board 10:36 into the game and made the score 3-1.
Nikki Lieb won the ensuing draw and Virginia took the ball upfield where Appelt fed Courtney Young across the cage and Young scored to put the Cavaliers back up by three 29 seconds after the Tribe goal. The Cavaliers scored again as the Hoos picked up an overthrown by the Tribe after a draw control and Leachman took the ball to the net for a goal two minutes after Young’s goal. A loose ball behind the cage was picked up by Pfeiffer, who started a transition to the other end that was completed as Jess Wasilewski fed Leachman for a goal four minutes after her previous marker. Pinney then caused a turnover and picked up the ground ball in the Cavalier defensive arc, and at the other end of the field Appelt rolled the crease to score her third goal of the game, extending her school-record streak of hat tricks. Morgan Thalenberg won the ensuing draw control and tossed the ball to Appelt, who took it behind the cage before flipping it to Young, who quicksticked it into the cage for Virginia’s eighth goal of the night less than a minute after Appelt’s third goal. Morgan Watkins stopped the Cavaliers’ 5-0 run with a rocket from the top of the arc, and just over a minute later Kara Parker fed Emily Vitrano who was cutting across the fan, pulling the Tribe to within five at 8-3. The Cavaliers led by that score at the break.
William & Mary opened the scoring in the second half as Watkins notched her second goal of the night 4:15 into the stanza. The Tribe got possession again but an overthrown in the midfield was picked up by Molly Urlock, who started the ball going the other way where Thalenberg fed Leachman, who was streaking down the arc behind Thalenberg. Leachman scored, giving her her second hat trick of the campaign. Connors won the draw and Leachman took it straight to the cage and dumped it to Wasilewski, who scored 22 seconds after Leachman, putting the Cavaliers in double digits 37:42 into the game. Leachman put in her fourth goal of the game three minutes later as she converted an 8-meter shot after being fouled on a drive to the cage.
A Pfeiffer save started the next scoring sequence as Ashley Dodson picked up the loose ball and Virginia took off down the field. Leachman took the ball into the offensive zone and fed Lieb, who was running right down the center of the field. Lieb scored and Leachman notched her fourth consecutive point (2g, 2a) in a span of six minutes. The Tribe’s Morgan Lang stopped the Cavalier run as she took a feed from Parker to make the score 12-5 with 14:38 to go in the half. Appelt notched her fourth goal of the game as she drove to the cage from the top of the fan.
Kate Breslin scored as she stuck home a rebound of a Thalenberg shot that was saved to give the Cavaliers a 14-5 margin, but the Tribe answered as they took a fast break down the field that was interrupted briefly with a Virginia foul, but Colleen Dalon had the ball at the top of the fan while Kelly McQuade was unmarked in the arc. Dalon fed McQuade, who scored at the 44:55 mark. Virginia responded with a Wasilewski draw control. Wasilewski got the ball to Appelt who went behind the cage and fed Ashleigh Haas, who scored 15 seconds after McQuade. Again the Tribe responded as Kristen Wong won the draw and took off to the cage and scored just 15 seconds after Haas. Again the Tribe controlled the draw and Work scored her second goal of the game as she took the ball from the restraining line down the left side to score, pulling the Tribe to 15-8. The Tribe won the next draw but a Young caused turnover gave the ball back to the Cavaliers, and Lieb fed Megan Havrilla, who scored with 10 seconds on the clock for the final goal of the game.
Appelt now has 54 points in 2004 and ranks eighth all-time in scoring as a third-year while her 40 goals ranks fifth all-time for a third-year.
The Cavaliers continue action on Saturday, March 27 as they host the Temple Owls at 12:00.
Linescore 1 2 F recordsWm & Mary 3 5 8 4-3Virginia 8 8 16 7-2
Scoring summary:2:05 V Appelt 1-05:40 V Connors (Appelt) 2-06:21 V Appelt 3-010:36 W Work (Watkins) 3-111:05 V Young (Appelt) 4-113:10 V Leachman 5-117:55 V Leachman (Wasilewski) 6-119:40 V Appelt 7-120:36 V Young (Appelt) 8-125:53 W Watkins 8-227:06 W Vitrano (Parker) 8-334:15 W Watkins 8-436:20 V Leachman (Thalenberg) 9-436:42 V Wasilewski (Leachman) 10-439:25 V Leachman (FP) 11-442:54 V Lieb (Leachman) 12-445:22 W Lang (Parker) 12-547:49 V Appelt 13-550:30 V Breslin 14-554:55 W McQuade (Dalon) 14-655:10 V Haas (Appelt) 15-655:25 W Wong 15-755:37 W Work 15-859:50 V Havrilla (Lieb) 16-8
Goals: V: Appelt 4, Leachman 4, Young 2, Wasilewski, Connors, Havrilla, Breslin, Haas, Lieb W: Work 2, Watkins 2, Wong, McQuade, Lang, Vitrano
Assists: V: Appelt 4, Leachman 2, Wasilewski, Thalenberg, Lieb W: Parker 2, Watkins, Dalon
Goalies: V: Pfeiffer (54 mins, 5 saves, 5 GA) ; Ginger Miles (6 mins, 2 saves, 3 GA) W: Debby Petracca (60 mins, 12 saves) 16 GA
Draws: VA 16, WM 10Shots: VA 35, WM 198-meter placements: VA 3, WM 28-meter shots: VA 2, WM 1Groundballs: VA 31, WM 27Turnovers: VA 20, WM 22Caused turnovers: VA 15, WM 9Clearing: VA 16-18, WM 16-18Fouls: VA 11, WM 18