Virginia Outdraws Boston College 18-3
March 12, 2006
Virginia’s Tyler Leachman controlled three draws and added a hat trick and two assists, including the 200th point of her All-American career, to help the Cavaliers defeat Boston College 18-3 today in Charlottesville. Kim Connors and Claire Bordley both added three draw controls each, and Bordley also led all players with three caused turnovers as the Cavaliers won the battle of draw controls 17-6. Connors also added a hat trick, as did Ashley McCulloch and Kate Breslin.
The Cavaliers jumped on the board first as Richmond won the opening draw and possessed the ball for five minutes in their offensive end before a missed pass was picked up by Nikki Lieb. The Cavaliers immediately brought the ball upfield as Lieb sent the ball up to Megan O’Malley, who hit Jess Wasilewski in transition. Wasilewski led Leachman with a pass, and the fourth-year scored at 5:29 for the opening goal. BC answered with a goal five minutes later off the stick of Emily Hannigan to tie the game up at 1-1.
An Eagle offensive foul gave the ball to Jessy Morgan down low, and Virginia cleared the ball upfield where McCulloch rolled the crease to put the Hoos up 2-1 at 13:01. Bordley won her second consecutive draw control and Virginia settled the ball briefly before O’Malley drove to the cage from the top for a goal 55 seconds after McCulloch’s goal. Again Bordley won the draw control and on the play Leachman dumped the ball into Wasilewski, who scored at 15:36, 28 seconds after O’Malley, to give Virginia a 4-1 lead and forcing the Eagles to take a timeout.
Virginia’s Ginger Miles scooped up a loose ball in the arc to start the next Cavalier scoring sequence, and on the fast break Leachman took the ball in from the restraining line to score at 26:51. Virginia’s sixth goal came as Lieb picked up a loose ball in the arc and was fouled in the process. She immediately passed the ball to Julie Hauser, who took the ball the length of the field on a good clear, and after a settled attack, Lieb drove to the cage and scored at 29:41, giving UVA a 6-1 lead at halftime.
Jen Holden won the draw out of the break and got the ball to Leachman, who led Breslin with a pass. Breslin’s goal at 30:19 gave Leachman her 200th career point in her All-American career and put the Cavaliers up 7-1. Leachman won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers advanced the ball into their offensive arc where Connors wheeled around in the arc and scored 70 seconds after Breslin to put UVa up 8-1. BC stopped the seven-goal run as Maura Mahoney scored at 34:18 to make the score 8-2.
Virginia answered as Hauser intercepted an Eagle pass and the Cavaliers cleared the ball upfield where Connors was fouled on a drive to the cage. She converted the 8-meter shot at 37:19. McCulloch won the draw and Virginia got the ball to Megan Havrilla, who rolled the crease and scored 47 seconds after Connors for the Cavaliers’ tenth goal of the game. Leachman again won the draw, her second of the game, and she passed the ball to Lieb. Lieb threw a leading pass to a streaking Jordan Elway, who scored her first collegiate career goal at 38:21, just 15 seconds after Havrilla’s goal.
Connors won the ensuing draw, and Havrilla scored her second goal on a great individual effort as she stuck back the rebound of her own saved shot, scoring 15 seconds after Elway to give Virginia a dozen goals. Holden won the draw, and the Cavaliers settled the ball before Leachman scored her third goal of the game as she quicksticked a Breslin pass to the net at 40:08.
Catherine Chambers started the next goal sequence as she caused a turnover at the top of the fan and McCulloch picked up the loose ball. At the other end of the field Lieb dumped the ball into Breslin, who scored at 44:38. Kendall McBrearty, who had come in relief of starting keeper Ginger Miles, made a save on an 8-meter shot and the Cavaliers cleared the ball upfield where Breslin drove from the top, scoring her second consecutive goal.
Elway won the ensuing draw, and Virginia settled their offense before Connors took from the top, scoring at 51:35. She won the next draw and Virginia settled their offense again before McCulloch rolled the crease at 54:14. McCulloch completed her hat trick two minutes later as Alice Hughey caused a turnover and picked up the loose ball at the top of the fan, and Virginia cleared the ball where McCulloch took from the top for Virginia’s final goal at 56:58. BC added a goal in the final minute of play as Hannigan notched her second point with a pass to Margot Spatola.
Leachman’s five points give her 201 in her All-American career, and she now has 158 career goals, which ranks fourth all-time at Virginia, and 201 career points ranks sixth, just ten shy of All-American Cary Chasney. She also has 77 draw controls in her career.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday as they face ACC rival UNC. Game time against the Tar Heels is 1:00 at Klockner Stadium.
Linescore 1 2 F recordsBoston College 1 2 3 (1-3)Virginia 6 12 18 (6-1)
Scoring Summary5:29 V Leachman Wasilewski 1-010:33 B Hannigan — 1-113:01 V McCulloch — 2-113:56 V O`Malley — 3-114:24 V Wasilewski Leachman 4-126:51 V Leachman — 5-129:41 V Lieb — 6-130:19 V Breslin Leachman 7-131:29 V Connors — 8-134:18 B Mahoney — 8-237:19 V Connors 8m 9-238:06 V Havrilla — 10-238:21 V Elway Lieb 11-238:36 V Havrilla — 12-240:08 V Leachman Breslin 13-244:38 V Breslin Lieb 14-249:49 V Breslin — 15-251:35 V Connors — 16-254:14 V McCulloch — 17-256:58 V McCulloch — 18-259:01 B Spatola Hannigan 18-3
Scoring: V: Leachman 3-2-5; Breslin 3-1-4; McCulloch 3-0-3; Connors 3-0-3; Lieb 1-2-3; Havrilla 2-0-2; Wasilewski 1-1-2; Elway 1-0-1; O’Malley 1-0-1Goalies: V: Miles (40 mins, 1 save, 2 GA); McBrearty (15 mins, 1 save, 0 GA); Sara Hairfield (5 mins, 0 saves, 1 GA) B: Monaghan (55 mins, 6 saves, 17 GA); McKennett (5 mins, 0 saves, 1 GA)
Draws: VA 17, BC 6Shots: VA 31, BC 7Ground balls: VA 16, BC 14Caused turnovers: VA 9, BC 5Turnovers: VA 12, BC 15Fouls: VA 16, BC 118-meter placements: VA 3, BC 48-meter shots: VA 3, BC 2Clearing: VA 11-12, BC 9-12