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March 22, 2005

Box Score

The fourth-ranked University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-1) controlled six consecutive draws and scored six goals in 11:16 to break open the game and went on to defeat #16 William & Mary 16-7 on Tuesday (March 22) in Charlottesville. After the Tribe (3-4) scored two minutes into the game to open the scoring, the Cavaliers scored 57 seconds after to tie the game and then scored eight more after that, including three from Cary Chasney, to jump out to a 9-1 lead. Kendall McBrearty had 11 saves in her first career start and held the Tribe scoreless for a stretch of 22:26 in the first half while at the other end of the field Amy Appelt led all scorers with four goals and two assists. Her fourth goal gives her 217 for her career, tying her with Lauren Aumiller for most goals in a career at Virginia.

The Tribe won the opening draw and worked the ball upfield where Colleen Dalon scored at 1:03 on a drive to the cage, putting William & Mary up 1-0. Kim Connors won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers advanced the ball to the arc where it fell to the pitch. Appelt scooped the ball out and threw it in the back of the net at 2:00 to tie the game at 1-1. Meredith Lazarus won the draw and Virginia quickly brought the ball upfield and worked it around before Tyler Leachman drew a shooting space foul. Leachman converted the 8-meter shot to put the Cavaliers up for good at 4:19. Courtney Young controlled the next draw and got the ball to Elizabeth Pinney, who passed it across the field to Ashley Dodson. Dodson fed the ball up to Chasney, who drove in from the right and scored 35 seconds after Leachman to put Virginia up 3-1. Leachman won the next draw and Virginia set their offense where Kate Breslin was fouled in the arc. She converted the 8-meter center hash less than a minute after Chasney’s goal to stake UVa to a 4-1 lead.

Julie Hauser started the next scoring play as she caused a turnover and picked up the ground ball in Virginia’s defensive arc, starting a fast break that was finished as Appelt fed across the fan to Chasney, who scored at 12:57. Leachman won her third consecutive draw control and got the ball to Appelt, who took the ball in from the right and scored 19 seconds after she fed Chasney, forcing the Tribe to take a timeout.

Megan O’Malley caused a turnover and picked up the ground ball at the Virginia offensive restraining line, and at the other end of the field Hauser fed a streaking Leachman, who scored exactly two minutes after Appelt to give the Cavaliers a 7-1 lead. Young started the next scoring sequence when she outraced a Tribe player for a loose ball along the edge of the field. Young then fed Chasney, who scored her third goal of the night at 17:37 to give the Cavaliers an 8-1 lead. McBrearty made a save on the next William & Mary shot which came on an 8-meter free position, and at the other end O’Malley fed the ball to Megan Havrilla, who scored on the fast break to give UVa the 9-1 lead.

William & Mary scored a pair of goals three minutes apart as Morgan Watkins and Morgan Lang both drove to the cage from the top of the arc to pull the Tribe within six. The Cavaliers answered just over a minute later as Appelt dumped the ball into a streaking Connors, putting the Hoos into double digits at 27:47. The Tribe scored just before halftime as Becca Hall converted a shooting space foul at 29:18 to make the halftime score 10-4.

The Tribe opened up the scoring in the second half like they did in the first half as Dalon again scored on a drive to the cage at 32:56. Again Virginia rallied, scoring five goals over the next 7:43 to open up a ten-goal lead. McBrearty held her post and made a point-blank save that squirted out of the goal circle where Connors picked up the loose ball. At the other end of the field Breslin fed a pass to Leachman, who quicksticked it in the net. Appelt scored the next goal just over two minutes later as she wove her way through the arc. The Tribe won the ensuing draw, but Lazarus caused a turnover and picked up the ground ball to give the Cavaliers possession.

Lazarus passed upfield to Chasney, who passed the ball up to a wide-open Appelt in the arc. Appelt faked twice before sticking it in the net at 43:13, giving her 217 goals in her career and tying her for the all-time mark at Virginia with Lauren Aumiller (’02).

Young won the next draw and Virginia settled their attack, where Lazarus was fouled on a drive to the cage. She converted the 8-meter shot at 44:36. The Tribe gained possession after the next draw but Hauser caused a turnover in the defensive arc and Lazarus scooped up the ground ball. Virginia worked the ball across the field to Young, who took it in from the restraining line and scored at 47:27, giving the Cavaliers a 15-5 lead. Dalon answered with another take from the top at 49:17 to pull the Tribe within nine.

Pinney picked up an overthrown pass as she raced for the ground ball against a William & Mary player, and Virginia took the ball upfield where Jess Wasilewski drew a shooting space foul. Wasilewski converted the free position shot to push the margin back to ten at 16-6, but Watkins scored her second of the night for W&M on an 8-meter shot for the final score of 16-7.

Appelt now has 217 goals and 91 assists for 308 career points, which ties her at #12 all-time in the scoring annals of women’s collegiate history. She also picked up the 100th ground ball of her career in tonight’s game. Chasney’s hat trick, her second of the year, gives her 118 goals, which ties her with current UNC head coach Jenny (Slingluff) Levy for #8 on the all-time Virginia chart, and she now stands at #8 on the all-time scoring charts with 165 points.

The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday as they host #3 Princeton in a game that features the national finalists from the last two years. Game time against the Tigers is 1:00pm.

Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Wm & Mary	4	3	7	(3-4)Virginia		10	6	16	(5-1)

Scoring summary:1:03 WM Dalon — 0-12:00 VA Appelt — 1-14:19 VA Leachman 8m 2-14:54 VA Chasney — 3-15:43 VA Breslin 8m 4-112:57 VA Chasney Appelt 5-113:16 VA Appelt — 6-115:16 VA Leachman Hauser 7-117:37 VA Chasney Young 8-120:13 VA Havrilla O’Malley 9-123:29 WM Watkins — 9-226:27 WM Lang — 9-327:47 VA Connors Appelt 10-329:18 WM Hall — 10-432:56 WM Dalon — 10-539:44 VA Leachman Breslin 11-541:58 VA Appelt — 12-543:13 VA Appelt Chasney 13-544:36 VA Lazarus 8m 14-547:27 VA Young — 15-549:17 WM Dalon — 15-656:01 VA Wasilewski 8m 16-657:43 WM Watkins — 16-7

Scoring: VA: Appelt 4-2=6, Chasney 3-1=4, Leachman 3-0=3, Breslin 1-1=2, Connors 1-1=2,Young 1-1=2, Connors 1-0=1, Lazarus 1-0=1, Havrilla 1-0=1, O’Malley 0-1=1 WM: Dalon 3-0-3, Watkins 2-0=2, Hall 1-0=1, Lang 1-0=1

Keepers: VA: McBrearty (60 mins, 11 saves, 7 GA) WM: Amanda Roth (18 mins, 1 save, 8 GA); Debby Petracca (42 mins, 6 saves, 8 GA)

Shots: VA 28, WM 18Draws: VA 15, WM 10Ground balls: VA 19, WM 18Caused turnovers: VA 8, WM 5Turnovers: VA 16, WM 15Fouls: VA 14, WM 208-meter free position attempts: VA 6, WM 88-meter free position shots: VA 6, WM 8Clearing: VA 10-12, WM 9-14

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