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April 11, 2007

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Virginia’s Brittany Kalkstein won nine draws in the game, leading the No. 6 Cavaliers to a 14-7 win over No. 9 Georgetown (7-4) in rainy Charlottesville. The `Hoos (11-2) controlled 17 of the 23 draws to gain valuable possessions as Virginia sent the fourth-year class off with a victory. Before the game the Virginia lacrosse program honored the Class of 2007 with a brief ceremony as the team got set to play its final regular-season game at home. Fourth-year Kate Breslin went out in style, scoring four goals and adding three assists; fourth-years Megan Havrilla, Kaitlin Swagart and Jess Wasilewski also scored, while fellow fourth-year Jessy Morgan helped the Virginia defense hold the Hoyas to four goals below their season average.

The Cavaliers opened up a two-goal lead in the first four minutes of the game off goals from Kalkstein and Breslin before the Hoyas pulled within one three minutes later as Brittany Baschuk scored off an assist from Coco Stanwick. Breslin then assisted Wasilewski and Blair Weymouth on back-to-back goals to open up a 4-1 lead, but a Jordan Trautman goal kept the Hoyas within two. A Weymouth drive followed by a fast-break goal from Havrlla off Breslin’s third assist made the score 6-2, but an 8-meter goal by Stanwick closed the gap again.

Kalkstein won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers settled before Wasilewski fed Kalkstein for a goal at 4:31 for a 7-2 lead. Virginia then scored twice in the final 32 seconds of the half as Wasilewski caused a turnover in the midfield and Virginia set up a weave at the top, finished as Breslin drove from the top of the 12. Kalkstein won her fifth draw of the night and got the ball to Weymouth, who drove and drew a shooting space foul with 16 seconds to play. Weymouth converted the 8-meter and Virginia led 9-3 at halftime,

The Hoyas got on the board first in the second half as Stanwick converted a pass from Schuyler Sutton four minutes into the stanza, but the Cavaliers answered as Ashley McCulloch caused a turnover in the offensive zone on a Georgetown clear and Swagart scooped up the loose ball. Havrilla shot from the 8; her shot was saved but Swagart was there to stick in the loose ball on the rebound.

Goals by Breslin and Havrilla three minutes apart moved the margin up to 12-5 before Stanwick scored her third goal of the game, and a Megan Bloomer goal five minutes later marked the first time Virginia had allowed consecutive goals to the Hoyas. A broken Georgetown clear gave the ball back to the Cavaliers, and Breslin snaked in a shot along the ground to notch her fourth goal of the game. Havrilla won the ensuing draw and McCulloch found Duff at a low angle; the first-year converted the shot 43 seconds after Breslin for a 14-6 lead. Sutton’s goal two minutes later for GU accounted for the final of 14-7.

Kendall McBrearty made eight saves for the Cavaliers, while Maggie Koch stopped 13 shots for the Hoyas. Georgetown had entered the game averaging 11 draws a game, and Stanwick ranked among the national leaders with 4.3 per game; Virginia held the Hoyas to six draws and allowed Stanwick only three draws on the night.

The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday as they travel to Baltimore to face the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins from the American Lacrosse Conference. The game will be televised by ESPNU and the opening draw is set for noon at Homewood Field.

Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Georgetown	3	4	7	(7-5)Virginia	9	5	14	(11-2)

Scoring summary:28:33 V Kalkstein (—) 1-025:41 V Breslin (—) 2-022:56 G Baschuk (Stanwick) 2-121:39 V Wasilewski (Breslin) 3-117:40 V Weymouth (Breslin) 4-113:17 G Trautman (—) 4-212:27 V Weymouth (—) 5-28:15 V Havrilla (Breslin) 6-25:59 G Stanwick (8m) 6-34:31 V Kalkstein (Wasilewski) 7-30:32 V Breslin (—) 8-30:16 V Weymouth (8m) 9-326:07 G Stanwick (Sutton) 9-425:05 V Swagart (—) 10-419:17 V Breslin (Kalkstein) 11-416:42 V Havrilla (Wasilewski) 12-414:57 G Stanwick (—) 12-59:10 G Bloomer (—) 12-66:44 V Breslin (—) 13-66:01 V Duff (McCulloch) 14-64:25 G Sutton (—) 14-7

Scoring: V: Breslin 4-3=7; Weymouth 3-0=3; Kalkstein 2-1=3; Wasilewski 1-2=3; Havrilla 2-0=2; Swagart 1-0=1; Duff 1-0=1; McCulloch 0-1=1 G: Stanwick 3-1=4; Sutton 1-1=2; Baschuk 1-0=1; Trautman 1-0=1; Bloomer 1-0=1

Keepers: VA: McBrearty (60 minutes, 8 saves, 7 GA) GU: Koch (60 minutes, 13 saves, 14 GA)

Draws: VA 17, GU 6Total shots: VA 33, GU 20Field shots: VA 29, GU 17Ground balls: VA 18, GU 17Turnovers: VA 21, GU 15Caused turnovers: VA 8, GU 11Fouls: VA 10, GU 14Clearing: VA 10/15; GU 15/198-meter attempts: VA 4, GU 48-meter shots: VA 4, GU 3

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