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April 2, 2005

Box Score

Virginia’s Ashley Dodson had three caused turnovers and two ground balls while Meredith Lazarus had four ground balls and two caused turnovers, but the Cavaliers (7-2) fell to Duke today 16-12. The Blue Devils (9-2) went on a 9-0 run in a 13-minute span in the first half to break open the game. Virginia scored four goals in a span of three minutes to pull within three, but Duke hung on for the win. Offensively, the Cavaliers were led by Amy Appelt’s two goals and three assists, and Tyler Leachman added four goals.

Duke got on the board just 58 seconds into the game as Katie Chrest scored one of her game-high five goals, but Virginia answered with a pair of goals in 1:41 to take the lead. A Duke clear was thrown outside the playing area, and Kate Breslin was awarded the ball. She took it in herself to tie the game at 5:18. An errant Duke clear led to Virginia’s second goal, as Lazarus was fouled at the restraining line reaching for an interception. On the UVa possession, Leachman was fouled as she drove to the cage and scored at 6:59, giving the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead.

From there, the Blue Devils erupted for nine consecutive goals, with Leigh Jester sandwiching an assist around a pair of goals to start the run, and Caroline Cryer and Kristen Waagbo both added a pair in the run to give Duke a 10-2 lead with 9:36 to play in the half.

Jess Wasilewski chased down an errant pass in the Virginia defensive zone to give the Cavaliers possession, and at the other end Appelt rolled the crease to end the Duke run to make the score 9-3 at 23:24. Chrest scored her third goal of the game with 30 seconds to play before halftime, putting Duke up 11-3 at the break.

Virginia opening the scoring in the second half as Lazarus caused a turnover and picked up the ground ball at the top of the arc, and at the other end Appelt dumped the ball into a streaking Kim Connors, who scored at 31:27. Jester answered for the Blue Devils to keep the margin at eight.

The Hoos then went on a run, starring with a ground ball by Elizabeth Pinney, who hit Leachman in transition. Leachman carried the ball up before passing it off to Courtney Young, who gave Leachman back the ball. Leachman’s goal at 38:39 made the score 12-5. Molly Urlock then knocked down a pass and picked up the loose ball, starting a transition with a flip back to Ginger Miles, who hit a long clear to Pinney. Pinney fed Nikki Lieb, who raced in from the center stripe and scored 1:21 after Leachman, pulling the Cavaliers to within six at 41:00.

Wasilewski won the draw and got the ball to Connors, who took it right to the cage for a goal just 21 seconds after Lieb’s marker. Alice Hughey won the ensuing draw and got the ball to Leachman, who was fouled on her drive to the cage and scored just 36 seconds later, pushing the margin to 12-8 with 18:03 to play. Chrest stopped the run with an unassisted goal from the top just 37 seconds later.

Wasilewski caused another turnover and Virginia settled their attack, where Appelt dumped the ball into Leachman for a goal at 45:22. A Miles save set the stage for the next Cavalier goal, which came after Julie Hauser brought the ball upfield before giving it off to Appelt, who hit Wasilewski cutting down the arc for a goal, pulling the Cavaliers to within three at 13-10 with 12:34 to play. Chrest again stopped the run, and Rachel Sanford hit an 8-meter goal to push the margin back to five at 15-10. An Appelt goal on an 8-meter shot brought Virginia back to within four, and Lieb won the ensuing draw control. Breslin’s shot was saved but Cary Chasney stuck back the rebound for a goal at 57:01 to make the score 15-12, but a late Jester goal accounted for the final margin of 16-12.

Virginia returns to action on Wednesday (April 6) to face the Old Dominion Monarchs. Game time in Norfolk is 4:00.

Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Duke		11	5	16	(9-2, 2-1 ACC)Virginia	3	9	12	(7-2, 2-1 ACC)

Scoring summary: 0:58 DU Chrest — 0-1 5:18 VA Breslin — 1-1 6:59 VA Leachman 8m 2-1 7:54 DU Jester — 2-2 9:51 DU Chrest Jester 2-3 11:35 DU Jester Adam 2-4 12:20 DU Sanford — 2-5 13:49 DU Cryer — 2-6 15:46 DU Cryer Jester 2-7 17:16 DU Adam 8m 2-8 19:43 DU Waagbo Chrest 2-9 20:24 DU Waagbo Sanford 2-10 23:24 VA Appelt — 3-10 29:29 DU Chrest Cryer 3-11 31:27 VA Connors Appelt 4-11 37:12 DU Jester — 4-12 38:39 VA Leachman — 5-12 41:00 VA Lieb — 6-12 41:21 VA Connors — 7-12 41:57 VA Leachman 8m 8-12 42:34 DU Chrest — 8-13 45:22 VA Leachman Appelt 9-13 47:26 VA Wasilewski Appelt 10-13 48:09 DU Chrest — 10-14 50:24 DU Sanford 8m 10-15 56:33 VA Appelt 8m 11-15 57:01 VA Chasney — 12-15 59:32 DU Jester — 12-16

Goals: VA: Leachman 4, Appelt 2, Connors 2, Breslin, Wasilewski, Lieb D: Chrest 5, Jester 4, Sanford 2, Cryer 2, Waagbo 2, Adam

Assists: VA Appelt 3 D: Jester 2, Cryer, Chrest, Sanford, Adam, Laschinger

Goalie: VA: Miles (59:30, 12 saves, 16 GA)l McBrearty (0:30, 0 saves, 0 GA) DU: Megan Huether (60 mins, 6 saves, 12 GA)

Draws: VA 12, DU 18Shots: VA 22, DU 29Ground balls: VA 19, DU 22Turnovers: VA 22, DU 12Caused turnovers: VA 8, DU 7Fouls: VA 20, DU 15Clearing: VA 13-19, DU 13-158-meter free position attempts: VA 5, DU 48-meter shots: VA 4, DU 3

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