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April 15, 2005

Box Score

The Cavaliers welcomed the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-7, 0-3 ACC) to the ACC with an 18-3 victory tonight as ten different Hoos found the back of the net and the defense held the Hokies off the board for the first 19:13. UVa (11-2, 3-1 ACC) controlled 16 of the 23, with 12 different Cavaliers notching at least one as Nikki Lieb controlled three, including the first two of the second half. Ashley Dodson had three caused turnovers and two ground balls, while Elizabeth Pinney scooped up a game-high four ground balls. Amy Appelt led the Virginia offense with three goals and two assists, while Tyler Leachman also had a hat trick.

The Virginia defense was on early and kept the Hokies of the scoreboard for the first 19:13. The Hokies won the opening draw but a Dodson caused turnover and Meredith Lazarus ground ball in the Virginia defensive arc brought the ball up to the UVa offensive zone. A wide shot was picked up by the Hokies, but on the attempted clear Leachman picked up an errant pass and got the ball to Appelt, who rolled the crease and scored 3:42 into the game. Again it was a Dodson caused turnover that led to the next goal as the Cavaliers gained possession in their arc and cleared the ball to the other end where Appelt drove from the top and scored nine minutes after her first goal to put Virginia on top 2-0.

Courtney Young caused a turnover in the arc and picked up the ground ball, starting a transition that saw Lieb carry the ball upfield before dumping it in to Leachman. Leachman’s goal came 2:38 after Appelt and forced the Hokies to call a timeout. On the next VT possession, Pinney picked up a shot behind the cage and started a clear. Young threw a long outlet pass ahead to Leachman, who raced in from just inside the restraining line ahead of the defense and scored her second consecutive goal, just 2:02 after her first. Ashleigh Haas won the ensuing draw and Virginia worked the ball to Appelt, who took the ball behind the cage and dumped it back in to Jess Wasilewski who scored 28 seconds after Leachman for a 5-0 lead at 18:11.

Virginia Tech’s Natasha Fuchs then scored on a crease roll, but the Cavaliers answered as Kim Connors won the next draw and dished it off to Haas, who in turn passed it off to Megan O’Malley, who was fouled on her drive to the cage. She converted the 8-meter shot to move the margin back to five. Fuchs responded with an 8-meter goal of her own two minutes later to cut the margin to 6-2 at 21:53. An errant Tech clear was picked up by Cary Chasney in the midfield and Virginia brought the ball back upfield where they settled their attack. Leachman drove in from the top and scored at 25:08, giving the Cavaliers a 7-2 lead which they took to the break.

Lieb won the opening draw and Virginia briefly set the attack before Kate Breslin drove in from the left and sidearmed a shot to the cage, scoring 1:01 into the half. Lieb won her second consecutive draw and got the ball to Appelt, who dumped the ball into Chasney, who scored 24 seconds after Breslin. Virginia Tech won the next draw but threw it away and Dodson scooped up the ground ball in the midfield. Virginia got the ball to Breslin, who drew a shooting space foul and converted the 8-meter 50 seconds after Chasney’s goal. Chasney won the ensuing draw and worked a give-and-go with Lieb. Chasney scored 21 seconds after Breslin, giving the Cavaliers four goals in the opening 3:36 of the second half and opening up an 11-2 lead.

Lazarus caused a turnover in the arc and Lieb picked up the ground ball, starting a clear that she finished with a bounce shot from just outside the arc, giving the Hoos a 12-2 lead at 35:25, forcing the Hokies to take their second timeout.

The vaunted Virginia defense started the next goal as Molly Urlock and Dodson executed a double team that saw Urlock cause the turnover and pick up the ground ball. Urlock passed the ball up to Dodson, and Virginia executed a clear that had Haas roll the crease for a goal at 37:21. Wasilewski won the ensuing draw control and got the ball to Appelt, who was fouled on the way to the cage. Appelt converted the 8-meter and Virginia led 14-2 at 38:27. Claire Bordley won the ensuing draw control and fed the ball to Julie Hauser, who in turn fed a streaking Wasilewski. Wasilewski finished the play with a goal just 1:05 after Appelt, putting Virginia up 15-2, an 8-0 run in the first 9:34 of the second half. VT’s Britt Faulkner stopped the run with a goal at 37:36 as she cut across the arc, but the Cavalier defense held strong after that and did not a goal for the remainder of the game.

Lazarus won the ensuing draw control and passed the ball to Wasilewski, who in turn gave it right back to her as Lazarus cut down the fan. Lazarus scored Virginia’s 16th goal at 49:02. Again the Cavaliers won the draw and set their offense, but Nikki Schiavone made a save and the Hokies attempted a clear. Bridget Bradley pressured her on her attempt, and caused a turnover at the restraining line. Bradley advanced the ball into the fan before dishing it off to Megan Havrilla, who scored at 54:24. Virginia Tech gained possession and was able to get off a shot, but Kendall McBrearty was there to make the save. She cleared the ball and O’Malley raced in for the goal at 58:29 to close out the scoring.

Appelt’s five points tonight give her 338 for her career and she now stands in fifth place all-time in Division I history. She now has 233 career goals, which ranks ninth all-time in Division I history, passing All-American Sheehan Stanwick. Her two assists tonight give her 105 for her career, and she now stands alone in second place on the Virginia charts and 18th all-time in Division I history. Chasney now has 131 career goals and sits fourth all-time, passing Virginia great Debbie Easter tonight. Leachman’s 118 career goals tie her for ninth with All-American and current UNC head coach Jenny Slingluff, passing 2004 NCAA Champion Caitlin Banks who had 117 on her graduation last year.

The Cavaliers return to action on Wednesday, April 20 as they host the Hoyas of Georgetown. Opening draw is at 7:00.

Linescore	1	2	F	recordsVa Tech	2	1	3	(4-7, 0-3 ACC)Virginia	7	11	18	(11-2, 3-1 ACC)

Scoring summary3:42 VA Appelt — 1-013:03 VA Appelt — 2-015:41 VA Leachman Lieb 3-017:43 VA Leachman Young 4-018:11 VA Wasilewski Appelt 5-019:13 VT Fuchs — 5-120:02 VA O’Malley 8m 6-121:53 VT Fuchs 8m 6-225:08 VA Leachman — 7-231:01 VA Breslin — 8-231:25 VA Chasney Appelt 9-232:15 VA Breslin 8m 10-232:36 VA Chasney Lieb 11-235:25 VA Lieb — 12-237:21 VA Haas — 13-238:27 VA Appelt 8m 14-239:34 VA Wasilewski Hauser 15-237:36 VT Faulkner — 15-349:02 VA Lazarus Wasilewski 16-354:24 VA Havrilla Bradley 17-358:29 VA O’Malley — 18-3

Goals: VA: Appelt 3, Leachman 3, Wasilewski 2, Chasney 2, Breslin 2, O’Malley 2, Havrilla, Haas, Lazarus, Lieb VT: Fuchs 2, Faulkner

Assists: VA; Appelt 2, Young, Wasilewski, Hauser, Bradley, Lieb VT: none

Keepers: VA: Miles (44 mins, 5 saves, 3 GA), McBrearty (16 mins, 1 save, 0 GA) VT: Schiavone (60 mins, 9 saves, 18 GA)_

Draws: VA 16, VT 7Shots: VA 34, VT 21Ground balls VA 25, VT 18Caused turnovers: VA 12, VT 6Turnovers: VA 16, VT 16Fouls; VA 10, VT 198-meter attempts: VA 7, VT 48-meter shots: VA 7, VT 4Clearing: VA 11-6, VT 13-18

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