Sept. 10, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The University of Virginia field hockey team won its
home opener today against Michigan (3-2) much like it won the first game of
the 1999 campaign--in overtime. Virginia's Lorraine Vizzuso (Fairfield,
N.J./West Essex) blocked in a pass from USA Team member Jessica Coleman
(Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) with 4:28 passed in overtime to send the
Cavaliers to their third consecutive win. Coleman, who scored both of the
Cavaliers' goals in regulation, was a part of all three goals for Virginia
Virginia opened the scoring 3:40 into the contest with what proved
to be foreshadowing as Coleman blocked in a pass from Vizzuso in much the
same way these two would hook up later. Vizzuso took a through ball to the
endline and sent the ball across the mouth of the cage and Coleman knocked
it in for the early lead.
But Michigan answered with a goal 7 minutes later as the Wolverines
converted one of their five first half corners. Kelli Gannon knocked in the
ball with assists from Courtney Reid and Catherine Foreman to tie the game
for the visitors.
The Wolverines went ahead on another corner play 13 minutes into
the second half. Reid was the goal scorer for Michigan this time with an
assist from Gannon, giving the Wolverines a 2-1 lead. It was the first time
this season that the Cavaliers have been behind in a match.
The Cavaliers tied the game with their own corner conversion with
just 2:32 to play. Coleman was the scorer with an assist from Carrie
Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) and Laura Lindsay (Deerfield,
Mass./Deerfield Academy). The teams ended regulation tied at 2-2.
In the overtime period, Coleman took the ball down to the right
side of the goal on the endline and sent a ball across the mouth of the
cage where Vizzuso sent it into the net, giving the Cavaliers the victory.
Virginia's goalie Becky Worthington (Fairview Village,
Pa./Methacton)played the entire 75 minutes and registered 8 saves.
The Cavaliers will face Towson on Sunday, September 12 at 1:00.
1 2 ot F
Michigan 1 1 0 2 (3-2)
Virginia 1 1 1 3 (2-0)
Scoring: UVA: Coleman (Vizzuso)/31:20(1), M: Gannon (Reid,
Foreman)/24:14(1), M: Reid (Gannon)/22:00(2), UVA: Coleman
Goals: V:Coleman 2, Vizzuso M: Gannon, Reid
Assists: V: Vizzuso . Lindsay, Goodloe, Coleman M: Reid, Foreman,
Saves: V: 8 (Worthington 8), M:0 (Oakes 0)
Corners: V: 3, M:
Shots: V: 6, M: 13