March 8, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Top-ranked Virginia used a 7-1 run over the last 12 minutes of the first half to down No. 7 Maryland, 15-8, on a cold and windy night in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers got five goals apiece from Amy Appelt and Tyler Leachman on its way to the victory. Jessica Dorney paced the Terps with three goals and one assist in the losing effort.
"We played well in spurts, but things kind of got away from us," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "That's what good teams do, though. They took advantage and put us in a hole."
Virginia's Cary Chasney broke the scoreless tie at 18:53 on a free-position goal. The Terps responded just over a minute later as Brooke Richards worked behind the cage and found Dorney cutting to the net for the score at 17:35.
Still tied 1-1 with 12:45 on the clock, the Cavs broke the game open with six goals over the next nine minutes to pull away from the Terps. Leachman and Appelt each had a pair of goals during that stretch, and Nikki Lieb and Chasney also chipped in goals.
Despite the eight goals, Kirah Miles held up well in goal making eight saves over the first 30 minutes.
Virginia continued to stretch its lead in the second half scoring five goals in the first 10 minutes. Dorney added a score for Maryland in that run after Walker drew a double team and dished it to her in front of the net.
Trailing 13-3, the Terps mounted a run late in the game. Maryland went on a 3-0 run from 11:22-8:53 on goals from Lauren Cohen, Dorney and Kelly Kasper. The Cavs ended Maryland's bid for a comeback, though, notching a pair of goals just 25 seconds apart with just over five minutes left in the game for a 15-6 lead.
Cohen added a score and Delia Cox found the back of the net to close out the scoring in the game.
Virginia dominated possession, winning 16-of-25 draws. Turnovers again plagued the Terps, giving up 18 in the game. The 'Hoos were responsible for causing half of those.
Appelt had her second eight-point outing in as many games, finishing with five goals and three assists.
Maryland will look to bounce back on Saturday at noon against Brown. The first draw will take place at noon at the Lacrosse/Field Hockey Complex.
#7 Maryland (2-2, 0-2) 2 6 8 #1 Virginia (2-0, 1-0) 8 7 15INDIVIDUAL SCORING (G-A-P) Maryland: Jessica Dorney (3-1-4), Lauren Cohen (2-0-2), Annie Collins (0-2-2), Acacia Walker (1-1-2), Delia Cox (1-0-1), Brooke Richards (0-1-1), Kelly Kasper (1-0-1); Virginia: Amy Appelt (5-3-8), Tyler Leachman (5-1-6), Cary Chasney (3-1-4), Courtney Young (1-0-1), Ashley Haas (0-1-1), Nikki Lieb (1-0-1) GOALKEEPING (Svs-GA-Mins) Maryland: Kirah Miles (11-15-56), Allie Buote (1-0-4); Virginia: Ginger Miles (7-8-58), Kendall McBrearty (0-0-2)