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MARCH 29 SportsBacker Stadium Richmond, Va.


The Virginia women’s soccer team opened its 2008 spring season with a 2-1 victory over Penn State in Richmond, Va. The game was played in Richmond as a showcase game for the Jefferson Cup Tournament.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 1-0 in the opening minutes. Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) served a corner kick into the box that Alli Fries (Dublin, Ohio) headed in to give Virginia a 1-0 lead. Several minutes later the Cavaliers doubled their lead. Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.) sent a ball down the right side for Kika Toulouse (Arlington, Va.), who served a cross to the far post that was headed in by Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.). Penn State drew to within 2-1 just before halftime on a goal by Katie Schoepfer.

In the second half, the Cavaliers had several quality scoring chances but couldn’t add another goal. On the other end, the Virginia defense shut out the Nittany Lions in the second half to preserve the 2-1 victory.

APRIL 5 Norfolk, Va.


The Cavaliers opened a doubleheader of games in Norfolk with a 3-0 victory over Florida at Old Dominion University. Due to the doubleheader format, the game was just 70 minutes long.

Virginia took the lead on a goal by Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.), her second of the spring, that was assisted by Alex Singer (Rye, N.Y.) and Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio). Singer made the score 2-0 as she scored on an assist from Kika Toulouse (Arlington, Va.). Amanda Stewart (West Chester, Pa.) completed the scoring on an assist from Miskel.

Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) and Celeste Miles (Garland, Texas) each played a half in goal to record the shutout.

APRIL 5 Norfolk, Va.


Virginia’s second game of the day in Norfolk was a 4-1 win over Old Dominion. The game was also a 70 minute contest.

The Cavaliers opened a 2-0 lead in the first half. Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.) gave UVa the lead with her unassisted strike as she chipped a ball over the keeper’s head from distance inside the far post. Kika Toulouse (Arlington, Va.) doubled the lead as she got behind the defense on a long ball by goalkeeper Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.). Virginia struck twice in the second half as well. Farrelly scored her second of the game on a one-timer off a cross by Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Lindsey Miller (Nashua, N.H.) scored off an assist from Amanda Stewart (West Chester, Pa.)

APRIL 9 Klckner Stadium


In their only home game of the spring, the Cavaliers defeated James Madison 2-1 at Klckner Stadium.

Virginia opened the game strong, scoring both their goals inside the first 15 minutes of play. In the third minute, Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) took a free kick from the flank that was headed in by Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.). Ten minutes later, Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.) received a ball from Lenczyk just outside the box and looped a shot over the keeper’s head and under the crossbar to make the score 2-0. James Madison scored just before halftime to cut the lead in half and neither team scored in the second half.

APRIL 12 Maryland SoccerPlex Germantown, Md.


Virginia improved to 5-0-0 in the spring with a 1-0 victory over Georgetown as part of the KICKS against Breast Cancer Tournament.

The game was scoreless in the second half before Lindsay Miller (Nashua, N.H.) scored the game’s only goal on an assist from Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.). Celeste Miles (Garland, Texas) recorded the shutout in goal for Virginia.

APRIL 19 Hanover, N.H.


Virginia completed its 2008 spring schedule with a perfect 6-0-0 record after a 1-0 win at Dartmouth in the final game of the season.

The game remained scoreless until the 60th minute when Kika Toulouse (Arlington, Va.) scored off a corner kick by Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.). Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) and Celeste Miles (Garland, Texas) combined to post the shutout, the Cavaliers’ third of the season.

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