Cavaliers Draw Up 20-5 Win Over Temple
April 10, 2005
The Cavaliers (9-2) won the first two draws of the game and scored twice in the opening 55 seconds to take a lead on Temple (5-4) and held on for the win, 20-5 today (Apr 10) in Philadelphia. Virginia controlled the first six draws of the game and had an 11-4 edge in that statistic at the half, led by Kate Breslin, who won two of the first three draws. Tyler Leachman, who led the Cavaliers with four draw contols in the game, also led Virginia with four goals and two assists for six points. Amy Appelt also had six points (3g, 3a), including the 100th assist of her illustrious career. The defense limited Temple to only 13 shots in the game.
Breslin won the opening draw and got the ball to Nikki Lieb, who took it in to the cage for the opening goal just 17 seconds into the game. Lieb won the next draw and the Cavaliers took it straight to the cage but the shot was saved by Megan McLouth. On the attempted clear an errant pass was picked up by Lieb, who took it into the 8-meter arc and dumped it off to Breslin, who scored at 0:55 for a 2-0 lead. Patty Glavin scored on a drive from the top to make it 2-1 at 7:29, but on the ensuing draw Molly Urlock gained control and the Hoos worked the ball upfield to Appelt, who scored on a crease roll to push the margin back to two at 7:59. Leachman won the next draw to herself and took it right to the cage, scoring eight seconds after Appelt to push the margin back to 4-1 at 8:07.
Temple gained possession and took the ball into their offensive arc where they lost possession and Urlock picked up the loose ball and got the ball to Courtney Young, who took the ball upfield before dishing it off to Appelt, who scored on a crease roll. Temple won the draw, their first of the game, on the next attempt but Young was there on an errant pass and passed the ball to Appelt, who took it the length of the field to behind the cage where she dumped it back to Breslin, who scored Virginia’s sixth goal 41 seconds after Appelt’s goal. Leachman again won the draw and got the ball to Ashleigh Haas, who passed the ball to Julie Hauser, who in turn fed Leachman, who was cutting through the arc. Leachman’s goal came 36 seconds after Breslin’s and gave the Hoos a 7-1 lead. Temple then scored a pair of goals in a six-minute span to cut thelead to 7-3 at 20:18 as Megan Condon fed Casy Cech in the arc and Corey Leader scored on an 8-meter.
Virginia responded with a four-goal run in the span of 2:52 behind two goals by Breslin and two assists from Leachman. Ginger Miles started it with one of her four first-half saves. She got the ball to Leachman at the restraining line, who threw a cross-field pass to Kim Connors. Connors advanced the ball into the eight where she fed Breslin at 22:49. Temple won the ensuing draw but threw the ball away where it was picked up by Ashley Dodson. Virginia settled their offense where Leachmen fed a cutting Cary Chasney in the arc. The Cavaliers won the draw and got off a shot, but Temple was called offsides on the play and Leachman had the ball on the goal line extended while Breslin was alone at the top of the arc. On the restart, Leachman fed Breslin and Breslin scored 53 seconds after Chasney. Again the Hoos won the draw and got off a shot, but it was saved by McLouth. On the clear, Leachman caused a turnover and picked up the ground ball at the restraining line. She advanced the ball forward before giving it to Haas, who was at the top of the fan. Haas took the ball to the cage and scored at 25:41, giving the Hoos an 11-3 lead at the break.
At the start of the second half, Appelt fed Leachman twice in the span of eight seconds at the start of the period to push the margin to 10. After Meredith Lazarus won the draw to open the second half, the Owls gained possession and took it upfield where they were whistled for being offsides. On the fast break, Connors fed Appelt, who in turn dumped it back to Leachman, who scored at 31:53. Leachman won the draw and got the ball to Appelt, who passed it right back to Leachman, who scored her fourth goal of the game just eight seconds after her third for a 10-goal lead at 32:01. Lazarus won her second draw on the next play, but again the Owls earned possession of the ball and took it upfield where they lost it in the arc and it was picked up by Miles. The quick clear was taked up field by Connors, who passed it up to Appelt, who drove from the top and scored her third goal of the game at 33:53. Temple won the draw and set their attack, but Miles made her fifth saves of the game to deny the Owls, and at the other end of the field Lazarus was fouled on her drive. She scored on the restart, giving UVa a 15-3 lead. Young won the draw control and in the settled attack, Claire Bordley hit Jess Wasilewski, who scored at 39:18 and forced the Owls to take a timeout. On the restart, Johna Capaldo finished off a pass from Megan Condon to end the 20-minute scoring drought.
A Kendall McBrearty save started the next scoring play for the Cavaliers as Virginia brought the ball upfield where Wasilewski was fouled in the arc. On the 8-meter restart, she was fouled on the attempt, setting her up again. She scored on the next attempt, her second consecutive goal for the Cavaliers. Again the Cavaliers gained possession and settled their attack, which wasfinished as Bordley took from behind the cage to notch her first goal of the game.
Megan O’Malley then scored a pair of goals three minutes apart for Virginia. Again it was McBrearty who started the play, blocking a pass in the arc that was picked up by Jessy Morgan. Morgan brought the ball upfield where Virginia settled before O’Malley rolled the crease for the Cavaliers’ 19th goal. She won the ensuing draw control and Virginia settled their attack before a take by O’Malley from the top was stopped by a shooting space foul. O’Malley notched the goal, her second in 2:50, giving the Hoos their 20th goal. A goal by Johna Capaldo closed out the scoring at 58:41 for a final score of 20-5.
Appelt, who already owns the Virginia record for goals and points in a career, now has 102 career assists and ranks sixth all-time in Division I history with 330 career points. She is the 23rd player in Division I history to notch 100 or more career assists, and her 228 career goals ranks 12th all-time in Division I history.
With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 9-2 overall and travel to George Mason on Wednesday, April 13 for a game against the Patriots. Game time is 7:00.
Linescore 1 2 F recordsVirginia 11 9 20 (9-2)Temple 3 2 5 (5-4)
Scoring summary:0:17 VA Lieb — 1-00:55 VA Breslin — 2-07:29 TU Glavin — 2-17:59 VA Appelt — 3-18:07 VA Leachman — 4-112:40 VA Appelt — 5-113:21 VA Breslin Appelt 6-113:57 VA Leachman Hauser 7-114:27 TU Cech Condon 7-220:18 TU Leader 8m 7-322:49 VA Breslin Connors 8-323:52 VA Chasney Leachman 9-324:45 VA Breslin Leachman 10-325:41 VA Haas — 11-331:53 VA Leachman Appelt 12-332:01 VA Leachman Appelt 13-333:54 VA Appelt — 14-336:12 VA Lazarus —- 15-339:18 VA Wasilewski Bordley 16-340:28 TU Capaldo Condon 16-443:59 VA Wasilewski 8m 17-448:58 VA Bordley — 18-452:58 VA O’Malley — 19-455:42 VA O’Malley 8m 20-4
Goals: VA: Leachman 4, Breslin 4, Appelt 3, Wasilewski 2, O’Malley 2, Chasney, Bordley, Haas, Lazarus, Lieb TU: Capaldo 2, Leader, Glavin, Cech
Assists: VA: Appelt 3, Leachman 2, Hauser, Connors, Bordley TU: Condon 2
Goalies: VA: Miles (38 mins, 5 saves, 3 GA); McBrearty (22 mins, 2 saves, 2 GA) McLouth (60 mins, 8 saves, 20 GA)
Draws: VA 17, TU 9Shots: VA 32, TU 13Ground balls: VA 17, TU 12Caused turnovers:VA 4, TU 3Turnovers: VA 11, TU 13Fouls: VA 10, TU 88-meter attempts: VA 4, TU 58-meter shots: VA 3, TU 4Clearing: VA 9-12, TU 10-13