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Feb. 26, 2006

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The Cavaliers staved off a furious rally by the Temple Owls to take the victory today, 10-8 in Charlottesville behind five ground balls from Meredith Lazarus and a career-high four goals and two assists from Blair Weymouth. Temple (0-2) opened up with a goal to get on the scoreboard first, but the Cavaliers scored ten of the next 13 goals to take a 10-4 lead before the Owls scored the final four goals of the game. Ginger Miles had eight saves while Megan O’Malley notched a hat trick and Tyler Leachman added three assists to move past Anna Yates for eighth place all-time in scoring at Virginia.

Temple’s Corey Leader opened the game up with a conversion of an 8-meter shot at 2:39 to put the Owls on the scoreboard first. Virginia responded as Temple won the draw but Weymouth caused a turnover and Nikki Lieb scooped up the ground ball to give the Cavaliers possession. In the settled attack, Claire Bordley fed a pass inside to O’Malley, who quicksticked the ball into the cage at 3:44 to tie the game. Virginia went ahead after Jess Wasilewski picked up the first of her four ground balls in the game off an errant TU pass and started a fast break that saw Bordley lead Weymouth with a pass, who in turn fed O’Malley, who scored her second goal of the game at 7:03.

Jessy Morgan knocked down an Owl pass and Lazarus picked up the ground ball to start the next scoring sequence for Virginia. In the settled attack, O’Malley led Weymouth with a pass, and the first-year converted the assist for a 3-1 Virginia lead at 10:00. Miles controlled a rolling ball in the goal circle minutes later and at the other end of the field Weymouth rolled the crease for her second goal of the game at 16:50. Temple again won the draw but lost it on a drive to the cage, and Lazarus picked up the loose ball. She ignited a fast break that saw Weymouth lead Leachman with a pass into the arc, and Leachman converted it for a 5-1 lead just 1:20 after Weymouth’s goal, giving the first-year four points on Virginia’s first five goals. Temple stopped the 5-0 run with a goal from Allison Frengs off a pass from Patty Glavin to pull the Owls to 5-2.

Kate Breslin then scored a pair of goals off passes from Leachman in the span of two minutes. Lieb started the first one as she knocked down a Temple pass in the midfield and Kim Connors picked up the ball. In Virginia’s offensive zone Leachman dumped the ball into Breslin, who scored at 23:00, forcing the Owls to take a timeout. Temple won the ensuing draw, but Julie Hauser caused a turnover and picked up the ball as the Owls tried to enter the offensive zone, and Virginia took the ball into their offensive zone where again Leachman drew her defender and dumped the ball into Breslin, who scored at 24:48 for Virginia’s seventh goal. Virginia lead 7-3 at halftime.

The Owls again opened up the half with a goal as Johna Capaldo took a pass from Allison Frengs to the cage at 36:21. Virginia answered as Wasilewski won the ensuing draw and Virginia settled their attack, where Leachman again dumped the ball into Weymouth, who notched her first career hat trick with a goal at 38:25. Again Temple won the draw but as they advanced the ball Leachman dislodged the ball and Lieb picked up the ground ball to give Virginia possession. O’Malley took the ball right to the cage where she scored 63 seconds after Weymouth to give Virginia a 9-4 lead. After Temple won the draw again, Morgan intercepted a feed into the arc and started the ball going the other way on a fast break, where Wasilewski fed a wide-open Weymouth at the top of the fan. On the drive, Weymouth was fouled at the center hash, and she converted the free position to give the Cavaliers a 10-4 lead at 40:51.

The Owls, however, rallied and 68 seconds after Weymouth’s fourth goal scored as Nicole Cataldo converted a pass from Berkley Summerlin to stop the 3-0 run. Minutes later Frengs scored unassisted on a drive to the cage to cut the deficit to 10-6. Summerlin won the draw for Temple and minutes later Brittney Hoffman scored on an 8-meter shot to pull within three at 10-7. Five minutes later Glavin scored off a feed from Cataldo to pull within two at 10-8.

Leachman, however, won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers were able to kill off some clock. Temple got the ball back with under two minutes to play and attempted to cut the deficit, but lost the ball in the arc and Lazarus scooped up her fifth ground ball of the game to give Virginia possession for the remainder of the game.

Leachman’s four points give her 182 career points, and she now has moved into eighth place all-time at Virginia in scoring.

The Cavaliers return to action on Wednesday, March 1 as they take on in-state rival Richmond. Game time against the Spiders is 3:00 in Richmond.

Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Temple		3	5	8	(0-2)Virginia		7	3	10	(2-0)

Scoring summary:2:39 T Leader 8m 0-13:44 V O’Malley Bordley 1-17:03 V O’Malley Weymouth 2-110:00 V Weymouth O’Malley 3-116:50 V Weymouth — 4-118:10 V Leachman Weymouth 5-119:44 T Frengs Glavin 5-223:00 V Breslin Leachman 6-224:48 V Breslin Leachman 7-226:30 T Frengs 8m 7-336:21 T Capaldo Frengs 7-438:25 V Weymouth Leachman 8-439:28 V O’Malley — 9-440:51 V Weymouth 8m 10-441:59 T Cataldo Summerlin 10-545:23 T Frengs — 10-648:56 T Hoffman 8m 10-753:33 T Glavin Cataldo 10-8

Scoring: V: Weymouth 4-2-6; Leachman 1-3-4; O’Malley 3-1-4; Breslin 2-0-2; Bordley 0-1-1 T: Frengs 3-1-4; Glavin 1-1-2; Cataldo 1-1-2; Hoffman 1-0-1; Leader 1-0-1; Capaldo 1-0-1; Summerlin 0-1-1

Goalies: V: Miles (60 mins, 6 saves, 8 GA); T: Caitlin Gregory (60 mins, 8 saves, 10 GA)

Shots: VA 21, TU 19Draws: VA 6, TU 14Ground balls: VA 22, TU 17Turnovers: VA 14, TU 20Caused turnovers: VA 12, TU 9Fouls: VA 14, TU 88-meter attempts: VA 4, TU 68-meter shots: VA 3, TU 5Clearing: VA 15-19; TU 11-4

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