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March 9, 2007

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Virginia’s Kate Breslin and Ashley McCulloch both scored twice in a five-goal run to start the second half to break a 4-4 halftime tie and helped the Cavaliers (5-0) defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions 13-6 tonight (March 9) in Charlottesville. Breslin finished the game with four goals and two assists, the third time in 2007 she had recorded a hat trick. McCulloch and Weymouth both added a hat trick of their own with three goals and an assist each. Kendall McBrearty had eight saves, including four on the first four State shots of the game, and the Virginia defense allowed PSU only four shots in the decisive second half while out-drawing the Nittany Lions 9-3 during that period.

The Cavaliers opened up with two quick goals with one each from McCulloch and Breslin in the first three minutes of the game. Blair Weymouth scored nine minutes later to give UVa a 3-0 lead. McBrearty made four saves to open the contest as the Virginia defense held Penn State off the scoreboard for the first 17:30 of the game before Theresa Bucci converted a Jessi Lieb pass off an 8-meter setup to pull within two at 3-1. A Megan Havrllla goal at 9:41 gave UVa 4-1 lead, but the Lions rallied, as Penn State scored on three consecutive 8-meter shots to tie the game going into halftime, 4-4.

Kaitlin Duff won the opening draw of the second half, and McCulloch scored on an 8-meter 43 seconds into the second half to put Virginia back on top 5-4. The Cavaliers then scored four goals in 2:48 to break open the game. Breslin had two and McCulloch added her third in that span as Virginia bolted out to a 9-4 lead at 23:42 of the second half. Lieb and Karen Long scored in succession to pull within three, but the Cavaliers closed out the game with four goals in the final nine minutes for the final of 13-6.

Lieb led all players with five ground balls, while Jess Wasilewski led the Cavaliers with three. Duff had three caused turnovers to lead the game. Penn State’s Cammie Jurkowsky had ten saves.

Virginia returns to action with a game against ACC rival Maryland on Tuesday, March 13. Game time at Klockner Stadium is 5 p.m. Fans can also watch the game on ACC Select,

Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Penn State	4	2	6	(3-1)Virginia	4	9	13	(5-0)

Scoring summary:27:28 V McCulloch (—) 1-026:29 V Breslin(O’Malley) 2-017:20 V Weymouth (—) 3-012:30 P Bucci (Lieb) 3-19:41 V Havrilla (Breslin) 4-1 4:47 P Lieb (8m) 4-2 1:02 P Lieb (8m) 4-3 0:47 P McGuire (8m) 4-429:17 V McCulloch (8m) 5-426:30 V Weymouth (—) 6-424:45 V Breslin (Wasilewski) 7-423:53 V McCulloch (—) 8-423:42 V Breslin (—) 9-418:11 P Breslin (—) 9-510:51 P Lieb (—) 9-6 8:49 V Breslin (Weymouth) 10-6 6:33 V Weymouth (—) 11-6 4:52 V Wasilewski (Breslin) 12-6 3:47 V Kalkstein (McCulloch) 13-6

Scoring: V: Breslin 4-2=6; McCulloch 3-1=4; Weymouth 3-1=3; Wasilewski 1-1=2; Kalkstein 1-0=1, Havrilla 1-0=1; O’Malley 0–1-1. P: Lieb 3-1=4; McGuire 1-0-=1; Bucci 1-0=1; Long 1-0=1

Keepers: VA McBrearty (60 mins, 8 svs, 6 GA); PSU: Jurkowsky (60 mins, 10 svs, 13 GA)

Draws: VA 13, PS 8Total shots: VA 38, PS 19Field shots: VA 36, PS 138-meter shots: VA 2, PS 6Ground balls: VA 10, PS 11Turnovers: VA 9, PS 10Caused turnovers: VA 6, PS 2Fouls: VA 12, PS 128-meter attempts: VA 3, PS 9Clearing: VA 10/14; PS 9/10

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