Aug. 28, 1999
Charlottesville, Va.--The 1999 Virginia field hockey team showed
both offensive and defensive mettle as they defeated the Eagles of American
University 5-0 this afternoon in Charlottesville. First-year Katie Slocum
(Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) and second-year Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis,
Mo./John Burroughs) both scored an assisted in today's contest to pace the
USA National team member Jessica Coleman (Oceanport, N.J./Shore
Regional) started the scoring ten minutes into the contest as she connected
on a penalty corner off assists from Laura Lindsay (Deerfield,
Mass./Deerfield Academy) and Goodloe. Thirteen minutes later New Jersey
mates Lorraine Vizzuso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) and Meredith Elwell
(Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) worked an incredible breakaway from midfield
to score the Cavaliers' second goal. Slocum corralled a long sideline pass
from Lindsay in the corner and slotted a pass in front of the goal where it
was shoved in by Goodloe for Virginia's third goal with just 5:27 left in
the first half.
The Virginia defense held American without a shot in the first half
and led at halftime 3-0.
In the second half Slocum scored halfway through the period as she
corralled a loose ball brought into the circle by Rosie Walker (Oklahoma
City, Okla./Casady School) and stuffed it in the cage for a 4-0 lead. Abby
Crawford (Weatherford, Tex./Trinity Valley) closed out the Cavaliers'
scoring as she took a long hit from fellow first-year Molly McManus
(Oakton, Va./Oakton) and one-timed it into the cage with just 5:13 to go in
Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) started in the
cage and made saves on both of American's shots in the second half. She was
replaced by Emily White (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) with just under 10
minutes to go in the contest.
Virginia opens up its 1999 campaign with a trip to Amherst, Mass.
where they will take on the Minutewomen of UMass on Saturday, Sept. 4 at
1:00. Virginia will then face Quinnipiac in Amherst at 1:00 on Sunday,
Sept. 5. The Cavaliers return home on Friday, Sept. 10 as they host
Michigan at 4:00 pm.
1 2 F
American 0 0 0
Virginia 3 2 5
SCORING SUMMARY: 1st: UVA: Coleman (Goodloe/Lindsay) 24:20, UVA: Vizzuso
(Elwell) 11:09, UVA: Goodloe (Slocum) 5:27, 2nd: UVA: Slocum 15:51,
Crawford (McManus) 5:13.
Goals: UVA Coleman, Goodloe, Slocum, Crawford, Vizzuso
Assists: UVA: Goodloe, Lindsay, Elwell, McManus, Slocum
Shots: V: 13, A: 2
Corners: V: 4, A: 1
Saves: V: 2 (Worthington 2), A: 2 (McDonnell 2)