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March 13, 2007

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Virginia’s Kendall McBrearty made a career-high 14 saves today to lead the Cavaliers to the upset of previously undefeated Maryland with a 15-4 victory. The Terrapins had come into the contest averaging 18.8 goals a game, but the Virginia defense allowed them only 22 shots, less than half their average, and McBrearty had a career day between the pipes. On the offensive side of the pitch, Blair Weymouth had five goals and three assists, Brittany Kalkstein had four goals, and Kate Breslin had one goal and four assists to lead the Cavaliers in scoring.

Virginia won the opening three draws in the game, with Claire Bordley winning the first and the third. On her second draw control, she flipped the ball to Weymouth, who took it behind and then fed Kalkstein, who quicksticked it in the cage for a goal 18 seconds after Weymouth’s first goal.

The Virginia offense was a presence defensively as the next two goals were the result of the Cavalier line attackers tackling back; a dropped pass back by Maryland around the goal circle was picked up by Breslin, who fed Weymouth for a goal at 12:39. Three minutes later Megan Havrilla caused a turnover just outside the Maryland defensive arc and Breslin again assisted on the play, this time feeding Kalkstein, as the Cavaliers led 5-0 at 9:15. The Terps broke the scoring drought as Caitlyn McFadden fed Casey Magor on a fast break with 5:52 to go in the half.

The Cavaliers answered right back as Kalkstein won the draw, her second of the game, and Weymouth took the ball behind before setting up O’Malley, who scored 16 seconds after Magor to push the margin back to five.

Virginia closed the half with two goals in the final minute as Jen Holden came up with a turnover in the Virginia defensive arc and started a transition that saw Breslin score her first goal of the game as she cut down from the top. Weymouth won the draw control and the Cavaliers scored 35 seconds later to take an 8-1 lead at halftime.

The Cavaliers scored three goals in a 68-second span to get a ten-goal lead on Maryland at 20:13 of the second half, with the latter two goals off the stick of Weymouth. Ashley McCulloch then assisted Kalkstein before scoring off a pass from Weymouth for a 13-1 lead. Breslin caused a turnover in the open midfield and fed Havrilla at the last second to give the `Hoos a 14-1 lead. McBrearty made four saves to open the half before the Terps were able to get back on the board as Dana Dobbie scored with 14 minutes to play. A Casey Magor goal four minutes later was the first two-goal run for Maryland, but a quickstick goal by Kaitlin Duff from McCulloch stopped the run. Krista Pellizzi scored unassisted with 2:15 to play for the final score of 15-2.

The victory was the seventh in a row for the Cavaliers in the series and was the largest margin of victory over the Terrapins in school history.

The Cavaliers return action as they travel to face top-ranked UNC on Saturday (March 17) in Chapel Hill.

Linescore	1	2	F	recordsMaryland	1	3	4	(5-1, 2-1 ACC)Virginia	8	7	15	(6-0, 2-0 ACC)

Scoring:VA: Weymouth 5-3=8, Breslin 1-4=5, Kalkstein 4-0=4, McCulloch 1-2=3; Hagerman 1-0=1; Duff 1-0=1, Havrilla 1-0=1, O’Malley 1-0=1MD: Magor 2-0=2, Dobbie 1-0=1, Pellizzi 1-0=1, McFadden 0-1=1

Keepers: VA; McBrearty (60 mins, 14 saves, 4 GA) MD: Allie Buote (60 mins, 9 saves, 15 GA)

Draws: VA 9, MD 12Total shots: VA 30, MD 22Field shots: VA 28, MD 218-meter shots: VA 2, MD 1Ground balls: VA 24, MD 17Turnovers: VA 17, MD 20Caused turnovers: VA 9, MD 8Fouls: VA 11, MD 22Clearing: VA 19/27; MD 10/14

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