Sept. 12, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Cavaliers (4-0) used a stifling defense
that allowed Towson (1-3) only five shots, all in the first half, and
created offensive opportunities that helped Virginia shut out Towson 9-0
today in Charlottesville. USA Team member Jessica Coleman (Oceanport,
N.J./Shore Regional) scored the opening goal just 3:15 into the game and
assisted on the final goal to help pace the Cavalier attack.
Coleman stuck back a Meredith Elwell (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown)
shot to give the Cavaliers a lead they would not relinquish. Although the
Hoos were able to create chances, they could not convert them until
Lorraine Vizzuso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) stuck in a Carrie Goodloe
(St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) pass to put Virginia up 2-0. Vizzuso
assisted on the next goal on a breakaway as she took the ball down the
flank and sent a hard cross into Rosie Walker (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady)
who deflected the ball up and into the cage for the third goal. The
Cavaliers' Kelli Hill (Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan) collected a rebound of a
Coleman corner shot with 4:36 remaining in the first half to give Virginia
a 4-0 lead at the break.
Vizzuso and Elwell connected for the first goal of the second
period on another breakway just 3:10 into the period. Goodloe scored her
first goal of the season as she blasted a shot into the cage just over two
minutes later. Elwell then dribbled through the defense along the endline
and flipped the ball into the cage two minutes after Goodloe's goal to give
Virginia a 7-0 lead.
The Cavaliers' Taylor Rountree (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) scored
both of the last two Virginia goals in a span of 3:11. Her first collegiate
goal came at the 18:09 mark off a rebound, and her second came with 14:55
remaining in the game as she took a Coleman pass in the circle, spun, and
shot it in the corner of the cage with what would prove to be the
Cavaliers' last goal of the day.
Virginia's Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton)
started in the cage and made four saves, all in the first half, to notch
her second shutout of the season. With the win, the Cavaliers have now won
26 matches at home against out-of-state, non-conference opponents.
The Cavaliers will face Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 pm.
1 2 F
Towson (1-3) 0 0 0
Virginia (4-0) 4 5 9
Scoring Summary: V:Coleman/31:45(1), V: Vizzuso (Goodloe)/13:09(1), V:
Walker (Vizzuso)/9:54(1), V: Hill/4:36(1), V: Vizzuso(Elwell)/31:50 (2), V:
Goodloe/29:14(2), V: Elwell/27:11(2), V: Rountree/18:09(2), V: Rountree
Goals: V: Vizzuso 2, Rountree 2, Coleman, Walker, Hill, Goodloe, Elwell
Assists: V: Coleman, Goodloe, Vizzuso, Elwell
Saves: UVA: 4 (Worthington 4), TU: 15 (Crossman 13, Schwartz 1, Simon 1)
Corners: UVA 8, TU: 4
Shots: UVA 36, TU: 5