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March 28, 2007

Virginia’s Kate Breslin scored six goals, all in the first half, to lead the Cavaliers (9-1) to a wild 16-13 win over James Madison (6-2). The game featured a number of runs, including a two 4-0 runs by Virginia that surrounded a 6-0 run by the Dukes in the first half. The Cavaliers won 15 draws, including five for Kate Breslin, while JMU had 16, led by four for Kelly Berger. Virginia took 28 shots to JMU’s 27 as the two sides battled during a driving rain that started midway through the first half. After an 11-8 halftime, Virginia was able to push the margin up to five on three different occasions but the Dukes battled back to score the final two goals of the game for the final score of 16-13. Jessy Morgan led Virginia with four ground balls while Blair Weymouth added five goals.

JMU’s Berger won the opening draw and drove to the cage, shooting but hitting the pipe in the first five seconds of the game. The ball rebounded out to the restraining line where Ashley McCulloch collected it and started a clear. In the Virginia offensive zone, McCulloch fed Breslin for the opening goal of the game which came 45 seconds into the contest. JMU responded with a goal less than a minute later as Brigid Strain won the draw and Tash Fuchs fed Annie Wagner.

The Cavaliers then scored four goals in a six minute span, starting with a draw control by McCulloch. The `Hoos settled the ball briefly before Weymouth drove in from the top, scoring to put UVa up 2-1. James Madison won the draw but lost it and Weymouth was there to scoop up the loose ball. The Cavaliers controlled the ball in their offensive zone before Brittany Kalkstein fed Breslin for a goal at 24:53. Virginia won the draw but the Dukes gained possession briefly before a missed catch led to a broken clear as Morgan scooped up the ground ball and the Cavaliers attacked; McCulloch drove down the middle for a goal at 22:51. Claire Bordley won the draw and Virginia settled the ball before Breslin dumped the ball into McCulloch, who scored her second consecutive goal at 21:17 and gave UVa the 5-1 lead.

James Madison stormed right back, as Lynlea Cronin scored off the draw 17 seconds later. Wagner then stuffed back a rebound of a shot, and just over a minute later added her third goal of the game on a drive from the top, forcing the Cavaliers to take a timeout with a 5-4 lead. JMU, however, won the ensuing draw and Maria Bosica scored to tie the game at 5-5 at 18:24. Berger then assisted Emily Haller and scored on a drive from the top in the span of 51 seconds to give the Dukes a 7-5 lead.

Kalkstein won the draw and Virginia was able to set up Breslin, who rocketed in a shot to the upper right from outside the eight to pull the Cavaliers within one at 7-6. A Kaitlin Duff draw control led to a Kalkstein pass to Breslin for her fourth goal of the game, tying the contest at 7-7 at the 10:24 mark. Haller fed Wagner for her fourth goal 17 seconds later to put the Dukes back on top 8-7.

Breslin won the draw and Virginia was able to work the ball back around to her where she drove in from the top, tying the game again. The Cavaliers won the draw but JMU gained possession on an interception in the Virginia defensive arc. The Dukes, however, were offsides and the Hoos were able to gain back the eight and Kalsktein drew a foul. She converted the 8-meter shot to give UVa a 9-8 lead. A Breslin drive from the top, her sixth goal of the game, came after she won the draw and pushed the Cavaliers up by two. Bordley won the ensuing draw and got the ball to Weymouth, who drove in from the top and scored less than a minute after Breslin to give UVa an 11-8 lead that they took into break.

With the driving rain now as fast and furious as the goal scoring, the pace of the scoring went down but the rains remained steady. Neither team was able to find the twine until Jess Wasilewski chased down an errant shot behind the Virginia cage. At the other end of the field Breslin dumped the ball down to Weymouth, who scored at the 21:12 mark of the second half. The Cavaliers moved out to a five-goal lead as JMU turned the ball over behind the Virginia goal and at the other end Havrilla took from the top, scoring at 15:47 to put UVa up 13-8. Tash Fuchs then set up Haller, and after UVa turned the ball over off the draw, Wagner scored her fifth goal 18 seconds after Haller to pull the Dukes back within three.

The Dukes possessed the ball in the Cavaliers’ arc but lost it and Alice Hughey scooped up the ground ball. The `Hoos cleared it and Weymouth drew a shooting space foul that she converted to move the margin back up to four at 14-10. Wasilewski won the draw and got the ball to O’Malley, who took from the top and gave Virginia a five-goal lead at 8:42. Haller stopped the run as she converted a dump from Berger. JMU won the draw but as they ran out of the midfield towards their half of the field, they lost the ball and Havrilla was there to get the ground ball and fed Weymouth, who scored 17 seconds after Haller to push the margin back to five. Fuchs then set up Wagner’s sixth goal and four minutes later assisted Sarah Steinbach, but the Dukes could not muster another goal and Virginia was able to stall out for the win.

Virginia returns to action against another set of “Dukes” as the Blue Devils come to Charlottesville on Saturday, March 31. Game time is noon at Klockner Stadium.

Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Virginia	11	5	16	(9-1)JMU		8	5	13	(6-2)

29:15 V Breslin (McCulloch) 1-028:31 J Wagner (Bosica) 1-127:01 V Weymouth (—) 2-124:53 V Breslin (Kalkstein) 3-122:51 V McCulloch (—) 4-121:17 V McCulloch (Breslin) 5-121:00 J Cronin (—) 5-220:02 J Wagner (—) 5-318;51 J Wagner (—) 5-418:24 J Bosica (—) 5-513:32 J Haller (Berger) 5-612:41 J Berger (—) 5-711:32 V Breslin (—) 6-710:24 V Breslin (Kalkstein) 7-710:07 J Wagner (Haller) 7-8 8;25 V Breslin (—) 8-8 6:20 V Kalkstein (8m) 9-8 5:07 V Breslin (—) 10-8 4:28 V Weymouth (—) 11-821:12 V Weymouth (Breslin) 12-815:47 V Havrilla (—) 13-812:49 J Haller (Fuchs) 13-912:31 J Wagner (—) 13-1010:11 V Weymouth (8m) 14-10 8:42 V O’Malley (—) 15-10 7:18 J Haller (Berger) 15-11 7:01 V Weymouth (Havrilla) 16-11 6:22 J Wagner (Fuchs) 16-12 2:41 J Steinbach (Fuchs) 16-13

Scoring: VA: Breslin 6-2=8; Weymouth 5-0=5; McCulloch 2-1=3; Kalkstein 1-2=3; Havrilla 1-1=2; O’Malley 1-0=1 JMU: Wagner 6-0=6; Haller 3-1=4; Fuchs 0-4=3; Berger 1-2=3; Cronin 1-0=1; Bosica 1-1=2; Steinbach 1-0=1

Keepers: VA: McBrearty (60 mins, 5 saves, 13 GA) JMU: Wetzel (60 mins, 5 saves, 16 GA)

Draws: VA 15, JM 16Total shots: VA 28, JM 27Field shots: VA 25, JM 26Ground balls: VA 13, JM 7Caused turnovers: VA 5, JM 5Turnovers: VA 12, JM 16Fouls: VA 6, JM 208-meter attempts: VA 3, JM 18-meter shots: VA 3, JM 1Clearing: VA 8/11; JM 7/11

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