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April 27, 2007

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With the Virginia women’s lacrosse team facing a 7-4 deficit midway through the second half of the ACC semifinal against top-seeded Maryland, the Cavaliers rallied, scoring the final six goals of the game to upset the No. 3 Terrapins 10-7 tonight. The Virginia defense allowed only three shots in the final 16 minutes of the game, and Kendall McBrearty made saves on all three of them, to hold off the Terrapins and advance to the ACC Finals.

After the teams traded goals, goal-for-goal, throughout the first half, Kate Breslin’s goal with 20 seconds to play in the first half sent the teams into the break tied at four. Blair Weymouth had two goals and Megan Havrilla had a goal and an assist to lead Virginia in the first half.

In the second half the Terrapins opened up with three consecutive goals to take a 7- 4 lead with 16:25 to play. The Cavaliers called a timeout to regroup.

Breslin won the ensuing draw and got the ball to ACC Freshman of the Year Brittany Kalkstein, who drew a shooting space foul. She converted the shot to stop the Maryland run. Breslin then scored twice in a three-minute span to tie the game at 7-7 with 11:25 to play, and the Terps called a timeout.

A save by McBrearty on the Terps’ next possession led to a clear that saw Weymouth take the ball in from the top, putting the Cavaliers on top for the first time in the game at 8:45. A McBrearty save on the next shot led to another clear, and this time Ashley McCulloch was fouled on a drive. She converted the shot for a 9-7 lead with 3:49 to play. Kalkstein won the draw and the Cavaliers spread their offense before Kaitlin Duff scored with 2:41 to play, putting UVa on top 10-7. Kalkstein won the draw, her 48th of the season, and the Cavaliers held on for the win.

The win over Maryland was the Cavaliers’ eighth in a row over the Terps. Breslin now has 122 career goals, which moves her into a tie for eighth on the all-time list at Virginia (Lindsey Sheehan ’86). Kalkstein improves her first-year record in draw controls; she also stands fourth on the all-time single-season list and is just two from third (Lauren Aumiller, 2002, 50dc).

Virginia will face North Carolina for the ACC title on Sunday, April 29 in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels defeated Duke 11-10 in the first semifinal. The opening draw will take place at 1:00 and the game will be televised by RSN.

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Linescore	1	2	F	(records)Virginia	4	6	10	(15-3)Maryland	4	3	7	(14-3)

Scoring summary:25:21 M Princiotto (Doolittle) 0-123:55 V Havrilla (8m) 1-122:27 M Kasper (Dobbie) 1-216:03 V Weymouth (8m) 2-214:19 M Cohen (Magor) 2-312:04 V Weymouth (Havrilla) 3-35:33 M Dobbie (Princiotto) 3-40:26 V Breslin (—) 4-426:01 M Kasper (—) 4-525:37 M Pellizzi (8m) 4-616:25 M Cohen (Magor) 4-716:07 V Kalkstein (8m) 5-714:43 V Breslin (McCulloch) 6-711:25 V Breslin (Weymouth) 7-78:45 V Weymouth (—) 8-73:49 V McCulloch (8m) 9-72:41 V Duff (—) 10-7

Scoring: V: Weymouth 3-1=4; Breslin 3-0=3; Havrilla 1-1=2; McCulloch 1-1=2; Kalkstein 1-0=1; Duff 1-0=1 M: Kasper 2-0=2; Cohen 2-0=2; Dobbie 1-1=2; Princiotto 1-1=2; Magor 0-2=2; Pellizzi 1-0=1; Doolittle 0-1=1

Keepers: VA: McBrearty (60 mins, 9 saves, 7 GA) MD: Buote (60 mins, 9 saves, 10 GA)

Draws: VA 11, MD 8Total shots: VA 26, MD 19Field shots: VA 20, MD 17Ground balls: VA 12, MD 10Turnovers: VA 8, MD 11Caused turnovers: VA 2, MD 1Fouls: VA 8, MD 178-meter attempts: VA 68, MD 28-meter shots: VA 8, MD 2Clearing: VA 13/14, MD 12/13

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