April 8, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The third-ranked Virginia women's lacrosse team used another career day by senior captain Peggy Boutilier (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country) to defeat the sixth-ranked James Madison Dukes 16-8 today in Charlottesville. Boutilier equalled her career high with five goals and added a game-high six ground balls to help the Cavaliers win their fifteenth consecutive game against in-state opponents.
Boutilier started the scoring for the Cavaliers with a conversion of a free position less than two minutes into the game. Mills Hook (Luther-ville, Md./St. Paul's) added a second free position goal eight minutes later to put Virginia up 2-0. Meredith Elwell (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) forced the Dukes to take a timeout when she put a Kara Ariza (Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood) pass in the back of the cage at the 18:12 mark. Boutilier, however, scored the next goal after the time out with a second 8-meter goal at the 16:40 mark.
The Cavalier defense, led by four first-half saves from senior Heather Castle (Timonium, Md./Notre Dame Prep), kept the Dukes from scoring for the first 18 minutes of the game.
The Dukes got on the board with a free position goal of their own with just over 12 minutes to go in the first half as Michelle Zurfluh scored her first career goal. The Cavaliers answered as Ariza assisted a second time, this time to freshman Lacey Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) with 8:30 to go in the first half. JMU's Julie Martinez converted another 8-meter mark to cut the deficit to 5-2 three minutes later. The Dukes' Megan Riley then got hot, scoring the first of her four goals with just under two minutes to go in the first half. Virginia's Mia Mooney (Penn Valley, Pa./Shipley), however, kept her 11-game scoring streak active with a goal from Elwell with just over a minute to play in the half.
Boutilier started the second half with the first two goals five minutes into the stanza on dodges from the top of the arc. Hook's quickstick goal from Mooney gave the Cavaliers a six-goal lead with 21:32 remaining in the half.
JMU's Riley then asserted herself and helped the Dukes score twice in less than a minute as JMU won the ensuing draw and Riley scored. Riley then assisted Jenn Ball 55 seconds later to cut the deficit to 9-5 with 20 minutes to go. But the Hoos countered with two goals of their own, one each from Ariza and Hook.
Riley responded for the Dukes by scoring an unassisted goal, but the Cavaliers scored two in a minute to increase the margin to 13-6 with 10 minutes to go when Boutilier scored her fifth goal of the game with an assist from Ariza. Riley would try to close the gap with her fourth goal coming from an assist by Julie Wiess with 7:24 to go in the game. Virginia closed the door with three goals, one each by Ariza, Mooney, and Jess Hull (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) to push the margin to 16-7. Zurfluh's second goal with an assist from Jamie Pleyo with 17 seconds left accounted for the final score of 16-8.
Castle finished with 7 saves on the day, while Boutilier, Ariza, and Melissa Hayes (Chevy Chase, Md.,/Georgetown Visitation) scooped up six gorund balls. Samm Taylor (Springfield, Va./Robinson) led Virginia with four caused turnovers while Boutilier and Amy Fromal (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) each contributed three caused turnovers.
The Cavaliers travel to Durham to face ACC foe Duke on Friday. Game time against the Blue Devils is 3:00 pm.
1 2 Final (Records) James Madison (#6) 3 5 8 (7-4) Virginia (#3) 6 10 16 (9-2) Scoring: Goals (V): Boutilier 5, Mooney 3, Hook 3, Ariza 2, Elwell, Hull, Aumiller (J): Riley 4, Zurfluh 2, Martinez, Ball Assists: (V): Ariza 3, Mooney 2, Elwell, Hook (J): Riley, Weiss, Pleyo Clearing: V: 15-19; J: 6-15 Caused Turnovers: V: 19; J: 13 Turnovers: V: 14, J: 28 Draw controls: V: 11, J: 15 Ground balls: V: 34; J: 21 Fouls: V: 16, J: 16 Shots: V: 30; J: 16 Saves: V: 7 (Castle 7); J: 10 (Brew 9, Corradini 1)
Shared Vision Unites Mendenhall and WilliamsGeneral Release5/17/18Virginia's new athletics director, Carla Williams, has formed a strong working relationship with head football coach Bronco Mendenhall.Lillie Helps Lead Cavaliers' ResurgenceWomen's Golf5/16/18Beth Lillie, one of four freshmen named to the All-ACC team, is second in scoring average for UVA, which plays in the NCAA championships this week.McCarthy's Return Sparks CavaliersBaseball5/15/18After missing 34 games with a wrist injury, junior Jake McCarthy returned to the lineup and helped UVA secure a critical ACC series win over Georgia Tech.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Roller-Coaster Season Ends in NCAAs
W. Lacrosse | 5/13/2018
Virginia, making its 23rd consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament, lost 15-12 to No. 3 seed...
Virginia Ends Season with 15-12 Loss to JMU
W. Lacrosse | 5/13/2018
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team fell 15-12 to JMU in the 2018 NCAA Second Round on...
Virginia Plays No. 3 seed JMU in NCAA Second Round
W. Lacrosse | 5/12/2018
The No. 18 Virginia women’s lacrosse team will play No. 3 seed James Madison on Sunday (May...
Virginia Defeats Stanford to Advance to NCAA Second Round
W. Lacrosse | 5/11/2018
The No. 18 Virginia women’s lacrosse team advanced to the 2018 NCAA Second Round with a 12-...
Virginia Has Four Players Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors
W. Lacrosse | 5/11/2018
Virginia women’s lacrosse had four players selected to the IWLCA All-South Region Teams.
Virginia Plays Stanford to Open NCAA Tournament
W. Lacrosse | 5/10/2018
The No. 18 Virginia women’s lacrosse team will begin play in the 2018 NCAA Tournament by...
Kasey Behr Selected Seventh Overall in WPLL Draft
W. Lacrosse | 05/08/2018
Senior Virginia women’s lacrosse midfielder Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) was selected...
Virginia Earns At-Large Bid to 2018 NCAA Tournament
W. Lacrosse | 05/06/2018
The Virginia women's lacrosse team (9-9) earned its 23rd consecutive NCAA Championship bid,...
- Online Stores