October 14, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Meridith Thorpe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) scored two goals and added an assist as the Cavaliers defeated Georgetown 6-1 today in Charlottesville. Her goal with 4:55 gone in the first half of play gave the Cavaliers a 4-0 lead and made her the ACC's all-time leading scorer with 213 career points. Thorpe, who already holds the ACC career record for goals with 94, eclipsed former UNC All-American Cindy Werley who had 212 points in her career.
Thorpe's first goal came just 1:35 into the first half of play as she received a Michelle Vizzuso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) pass and slipped it into the Hoya net. Thorpe assisted on the second goal as she hit the ball on a penalty corner to Laura Lindsay (Deerfield, Mass./Deerfield) who tipped it in the net just 3:27 later.
Vizzuso converted a penalty stroke at the 10:52 mark after Meredith Elwell (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) was tripped in the circle to give the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead, which the teams took into halftime. Just 4:55 into the second half Thorpe slotted Lorraine Vizzuso's (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) pass into the cage and in the process set a new ACC record. Thorpe now has 94 goals and 25 assists for 213 points. Her point total is also good enough for eighth all-time in national history at the collegiate level.
Michelle Vizzuso added a second goal on a breakaway as Lori Mastropietro dribbled upfield and fed Thorpe, who passed the ball back to Mastropietro after the Hoya keeper came out to play her. Mastropietro one-timed the ball to Vizzuso, who placed the ball in the net for the fifth goal with 27:01 to go in the game.
The Hoyas got on the board as they converted their only penalty corner of the afternoon. Lori Fogliano collected a loose ball after what appeared to be a missed play and sent a shot towards the cage that was misdirected by a Virginia player into the cage, breaking up the shutout. Virginia added a final goal as Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) scored with 19:06 remaining to give Virginia a 6-1 lead that would stand up.
Cavalier keeper Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) started the game but did not make a save as the Hoyas had only one shot in the first half of play. She was replaced by Ellen Wiese (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) at the start of the second half. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 10-3 overall. They will face fourth-ranked North Carolina on Sunday, October 18. Game time against the ACC-rival Tar Heels is at 1:00 pm at the Turf Field. Then-#4 North Carolina defeated the then top-ranked Cavaliers 3-0 in Chapel Hill on September 20. FINAL 1 2 F (records)
Georgetown 0 1 1 (4-7)
#6 Virginia 3 3 6 (10-3)
Scoring Summary: V: Thorpe (M. Vizzuso)/33:25 (1); V: Lindsay (Thorpe)/29:58 (1); V: M. Vizzuso (PS)/10:52 (1); V: Thorpe (L. Vizzuso)/30:05 (2); V: M. Vizzuso (Mastropietro)/27:01 (2); G: Fogliano/22:08 (2); Hayes (Mastropietro)/19:06 (2)
Goals: V: Thorpe 2, M. Vizzuso 2, Hayes, Lindsay G: Fogliano
Assists: V: Mastropietro 2, M. Vizzuso , Thorpe, L. Vizzuso
Shots: V: 20, GT: 2
Corners: V: 10; GT: 1
Saves: V: 0 (Worthington 0, Wiese 0); GT: 7 (Sousa 7)