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April 7, 2004

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The Virginia women’s lacrosse team won over two-thirds of the draw controls in today’s (Apr 7) game against the Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion and defeated them 17-6. The Cavaliers (10-3) did not get on the scoreboard until the 8:49 mark of the game when Tyler Leachman scooped up a loose ball after Nikki Lieb caused a turnover in the midfield, and Virginia worked the ball back to Leachman, who took from the top and scored. Leachman scored five goals in the game, all coming in the first 22:22 of the contest, as Virginia jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first half. She added three ground balls, two caused turnovers, and a draw control. Lieb led all players with four draw controls in the game, and she also had two caused turnovers to lead Virginia’s defensive efforts.

Old Dominion won the opening draw of the game, but both teams had trouble converting before Lieb caused the turnover in the midfield and the Cavaliers worked the ball back to Leachman, who took a pass from Jess Wasilewski and drove from the top and scored 8:49 into the game. ODU answered three mintes later as Janine Rodriguez fed Katie Veneziale, who scored at 12:05 to tie the game at 1-1. A Lady Monarch crease violation turned the ball over to the Cavaliers, and Amy Appelt brought the ball upfield where Caitlin Banks dumped the ball into Ashleigh Haas, who scored at the 15:21 mark to give Virginia the lead for good. Lieb won the ensusing draw and passed the ball upfield to Courtney Young, who dumped the ball to Haas, who scored her second goal 34 seconds after her first to give Virginia a 3-1 lead. Ashley Dodson won the next draw and Virginia worked the ball to Leachman, who drove from the top of the fan and scored her second goal of the game just 22 seconds after Haas to give the Cavaliers a 4-1 lead and forced ODU to take a timeout. The Lady Monarchs responded to the timeout with a goal from Rodriguez, who took a feed from Suzie Wosczyna to the cage and scored to cut the deficit to 4-2.

ODU won the draw but Andrea Pfeiffer made a save on the possession and led Elizabeth Pinney with the clear. Pinney took the ball upfield and Virginia got the ball to Leachman, who scored on a drive from the top and notched her third goal of the game four minutes after her second. Leachman won the draw and got the ball to Appelt, who wheeled around in the arc and got on the scoreboard just 26 seconds after Leachman. Molly Urlock won the draw and Virginia got the ball to Appelt, who took it behind the cage before dumping it in to Leachman, who scored her fourth goal of the game 31 seconds after Appelt. Old Dominion won the draw but lost the ball on a challenge to the cage and Pfeiffer scooped it up, starting a transition that was completed as Young fed Leachman in the fan, and Leachman scored her fifth goal of the game just 67 seconds after her fourth. Appelt won the draw and took the ball to the top of the fan, where she slipped the ball to Kate Breslin about three feet away. Breslin took from there, slipped between two defenders, and scored 28 seconds after Leachman to give the Cavaliers a 9-2 lead after a five-goal spurt in a span of 2:32.

A Kim Connors ground ball at the defensive restraining line gave the ball back to the Cavaliers, and Connors passed the ball up to Haas, who took the ball into the offensive zone where she dumped the ball to Jess Wasilewski in the arc. Wasilewski made a quickstick pass to Appelt who scored her second goal of the game two minutes after Breslin’s goal. Lieb won the next draw and brought the ball upfield where Haas took the ball behind the cage and fed the ball into Breslin, who quicksticked the ball into the cage 58 seconds after Appelt to notch Virginia’s 11th goal. ODU won the draw but threw it away in the offensive zone and Virginia took the ball back upfield where they spread their offense. Meg Havrilla closed out the scoring in the first half as she took the ball from the top and notched a goal with 17 seconds left in the half, giving the Cavaliers a 12-2 lead.

Old Dominion opened the scoring in the second half as Molly Coane took a feed from Veneziale four minutes into the stanza. Lieb won her second draw control of the half after the goal and the Cavaliers took the ball upfield where Michelle Gannon saved a Cavalier shot. As she attempted a clear, it was broken up by Connors in the ODU arc. Connors flipped the ball up to Haas, who notched her second hat trick of the season on the goal. Banks won the ensuing draw on a scramble and took it straight to the cage, scoring 46 seconds after Haas to increase the Cavalier lead. Ashley Dodson caused an turnover and picked up the loose ball on the goal line extended and at the other end of the field Wasilewski was fouled as she drove to the cage. Wasilewski converted the 8-meter shot for a 15-3 lead. ODU’s Melody Shotwell answered with a goal from the side of the arc three minutes later. An Urlock draw control brought the ball back into the Virginia offensive end, but another Gannon save started a Lady Monarch clear. On the attempt, the ball was overthrown and Appelt picked it up at the restraining line and took it in for her third goal of the night at the 49:12 mark of the night. Shotwell answered for the Lady Monarchs with a free position goal two minutes later. Suzie Wosczyna, ODU’s leading scorer, notched her first goal of the night three minutes after that to give ODU consecutive goals for the first time in the game.

Ginger Miles started the next scoring play as she saved an ODU shot. Virginia brought the ball upfield where Kaitlin Swagart drew a shooting space foul. She converted the 8-meter and provided the final margin of 17-6 as she scored her first career goal.

Appelt’s hat trick was her 13th consecutive game with a hat trick (three goals in a game). The nation’s leading scorer has 57 goals and 18 assists for 75 points. She now ranks ninth all-time on the Virginia single-season scoring charts with her 75 points in 2004 and holds three of the top-10 single-season performances in Virginia history. Her 57 goals ranks ninth and is just one shy of her career high, which she set last year. Appelt now has 64 career assists and moves into a tie for sixth with former All-American Jamie Haas, sister of Ashleigh. Her thirteenth hat trick also gives her 35 for her career and she is now in sole possession of second place in career hat tricks, passing former UVa All-American Dawn Wisniewski, who had 34 from 1984-1987.

Banks now has 163 points (98g-65a) and ranks seventh all-time at Virginia. Her 65 assists ties her for fourth all-time with Virginia All-American Beth Potter.

Tyler Leachman now has 30 goals on the season, which ranks 10th all-time for goals as a second-year. She is tied with Virginia great Debbie Easter, who had 30 in 1981.

Megan Havrilla joined her sister Lori in the scoring column tonight. Lori Havrilla plays for Penn State, who defeated Penn tonight 9-8 in overtime. It is the second time this season both Havrilla sisters have scored goals on the same day.

The Cavaliers return to action on Tuesday, April 13 as they host George Mason. Game time against the Patriots is 7:00. Old Dominion travels to face conference rival Hofstra in Hempstead on Friday, April 9.

Linescore	1	2	F	recordsODU		2	4	6	(3-6)Virginia		12	5	17	(10-3)

Scoring summary8:49 V Leachman (Wasilewski) 1-012:05 O Veneziale (Rodriguez) 1-115:21 V Haas (Banks) 2-115:55 V Haas (Young) 3-116:17 V Leachman 4-118:09 O Rodriguez (Su. Wosczyna) 4-220:18 V Leachman 5-220:44 V Appelt 6-221:15 V Leachman (Appelt) 7-222:22 V Leachman (Young) 8-222:50 V Breslin 9-224:47 V Appelt (Wasilewski) 10-225:45 V Breslin (Haas) 11-229:43 V Havrilla 12-233:58 O Coane (Veneziale) 12-336:44 V Haas (Connors) 13-337:30 V Banks 14-342:41 V Wasilewski (FP) 15-345:35 O Shotwell 15-449:12 V Appelt 16-451:09 O Shotwell (FP) 16-554:12 O Su. Wosczyna 16-657:35 V Swagart (FP) 17-6

Goals: V: Leachman 5, Appelt 3, Haas 3, Breslin 2, Swagart, Havrilla, Banks, Wasilewski O: Shotwell 2, Su. Wosczyna, Veneziale, Rodriguez, Coane

Assists: V: Young 2, Wasilewski 2, Appelt, Banks, Haas, Connors O: Rodriguez, Su. Wosczyna, Veneziale

Goalies: V: Andrea Pfeiffer (52 mins, 7 saves, 5 GA); Ginger Miles (8 mins, 3 saves, 1 GA) O: Michelle Gannon (60 mins, 9 saves, 17 GA)

Draws: V 17, O 8Shots: V 28, O 198-meter placements: V 2, O 48-meter shots: V 2, O 4Ground balls: V 18, O 17Turnovers: V 14, O 12Caused turnovers: V 9, O 6Fouls:V 9, O 7Clearing: V 8-9, O 13-17

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