Virginia Draws Up Win Over Temple

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Blair Weymouth
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March 8, 2007

The Virginia women's lacrosse team won 18 of the game's 28 draws, with first-year Brittany Kalkstein notching five, to gain valuable possessions and defeated Temple 18-8. Blair Weymouth led Virginia's offense with four goals and three assists while Kate Breslin added four goals and an assist. National Rookie of the Week Kaitlin Duff added three draw controls and had a team-high two caused turnovers to lead the defensive effort as Virginia (4-0) held the Owls scoreless for 22 minutes in the second half to open up an 11-goal lead.

The Owls won the opening draw but lost the ball near the goal circle and Kendall McBrearty was there to gain possession for the `Hoos. At the other end of the field Weymouth fed the ball into a cutting Megan O'Malley who quicksticked it into the cage for a 1-0 lead 2 minutes into the game. Temple gained possession but Duff caused a turnover and started a clear that saw Virginia settle its offense briefly before Weymouth again fed the scorer, this time hitting Ashley McCulloch, who scored two minutes after O'Malley for a 2-0 lead. Temple answered with a goal from Nicole Caniglia, who scooped up a loose ball and fired it in the net to get the Owls on the board.

Temple threatened to tie the game by holding possession in their offensive end, but Claire Bordley caused a turnover deep in the zone and started a transition that saw Kalkstein drive from the keeper's right to score ten minutes into the game, giving UVa a 3-1 lead. Bordley started the next possession as well, winning the draw and allowing the `Hoos to settle their offense briefly before Weymouth drove from the top to score Virginia's fourth goal. Jen Holden won the ensuing draw and the Cavaliers worked the ball behind to Breslin, who fed a cutting Weymouth, who scored her second goal 26 seconds after her first for a 5-1 Virginia lead. Breslin's assist was the 100th point of her career. Holden scooped up a loose ball at the restraining line a couple minutes later and the Cavaliers cleared the ball to their offensive third, where Yeardley Love was fouled in the eight. She scored from the center hash, Virginia's fourth goal in five minutes, and the Cavaliers opened up a 6-1 lead.

After Temple's Berkeley Summerlin scored on a drive from the top at 13:25 to break the run, Weymouth won the draw and took it right to the cage,scoring 22 seconds after Summerlin for a 7-2 UVa lead. Temple's Allison Frengs then assisted Caniglia and scored off a feed from Katie Yori in a 66-second span to bring the Owls back within four, but Jess Wasilewski scored off a crease roll to double up the Owls at 8-4 with 6:49 to play in the half. A Chelsea Rosiek 8-meter goal at 3:19 pulled Temple within three.

Virginia answered with a pair of goals 23 seconds apart as Weymouth caused a turnover in the midfield, breaking a Temple clear and Holden scooped up the loose ball, allowing Virginia to settle its offense. Duff drove in from the right and scored at 1:42. Temple won the ensuing draw but threw it away, and Breslin gained possession and attacked the cage, drawing a shooting space foul. She converted the 8-meter to post Virginia to a 10-5 lead. Temple was able to get a goal 10 seconds before halftime as Johna Capaldo fed Frengs in an unsettled situation, and Frengs quicksticked the ball on the crease for a 10-6 game at the half.

Kalkstein won the opening draw of the second half and Virginia worked the ball to Breslin, who shot. She grubbed the rebound off the save and stuck it right back in the cage for an 11-6 lead. Again Kalkstein won the draw and the Cavaliers settled their offense before McCulloch dumped the ball into Breslin from behind, and the fourth-year scored 73 seconds after her previous goal to double up the Owls 12-6 at 28:14 of the second half. Frengs again halted the Virginia run with an unassisted goal at 24:23, and Temple gained possession off a save minutes later, but in attempting a clear a bad pass was picked up by Megan Havrilla above the restraining line and she was able to walk the ball into the cage for a 13-7 lead. Another broken Temple clear led to a Weymouth ground ball. She led Havrilla with a pass, and Havrilla fed O'Malley, who scored at 22:32 to again double the Owls' score at 14-7.

Duff won the ensuing draw and attacked the cage, dumping it to O'Malley, who in turn fed Weymouth, who scored at 20:15. Kalkstein won her fourth draw of the half and the Cavaliers settled their offense before Weymouth fed Breslin cutting down the arc, who scored 65 seconds after Weymouth for a 16-7 lead. Love broke a Temple clear and Kaitlin Swagart picked up the ground ball, starting Virginia's offense where Kalkstein fed Caity Whitely in the arc, who scored her first career goal at 16:02. Alice Hughey caused a turnover in the midfield and Whiteley picked up the ground ball to give UVa possession. In their offensive zone, Havrilla fed a streaking Duff, who scored her second goal of the game at 9:46 for an 18-7 lead. Lindsey Wells scored off an 8-meter with 2:44 remaining for the final score of 18-8.

McBrearty started in the cage and played the first 50 minutes, making three saves and allowing seven goals. Lauren Benner came on in relief and made two saves, allowing no goals over the next five minutes. Sara Hairfield played the final five minutes and made a pair of saves and allowed Temple's final goal.

The Cavaliers return to action on Friday, March 9, as they host the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Draw is set for 7 p.m.

Linescore	1	2	F	records
Temple		6	2	8	(0-3)
Virginia	10	8	18	(4-0)

Scoring summary: 27:38 V O'Malley (Weymouth) 1-0 25:21 V McCulloch (Weymouth) 2-0 24:37 T Caniglia (---) 2-1 20:22 V Kalkstein (---) 3-1 19:06 V Weymouth (---) 4-1 18:40 V Weymouth (Breslin) 5-1 15:44 V Love (8m) 6-1 13:25 T Summerlin (---) 6-2 13:03 V Weymouth (---) 7-2 9:19 T Caniglia (Frengs) 7-3 8:13 T Frengs (Yori) 7-4 6:49 V Wasilewski (---) 8-4 3:19 T Rosiek (8m) 8-5 1:42 V Duff (---) 9-5 1:19 V Breslin (8m) 10-5 0:10 T Frengs (Capaldo) 10-6 29:27 V Breslin (---) 11-6 28:14 V Breslin (McCulloch) 12-6 24:23 T Frengs (---) 12-7 24:05 V Havrilla (---) 13-7 22:32 V O'Malley (Havrilla) 14-7 20:15 V Weymouth (O'Malley) 15-7 19:10 V Breslin (Weymouth) 16-7 16:02 V Whiteley (Kalkstein) 17-7 9:46 V Duff (Havrilla) 18-7 2:44 T Wells (8m) 18-8

Scoring: VA: Weymouth 4-3=-7, Breslin 4-1=5, O'Malley 2-1=3, Havrilla 1-2=3, Duff 2-0=2, McCulloch 1-1=2, Kalkstein 1-1=2, Love, 1-0=1, Whiteley 1-0=1, Wasilewski 1-0=1 TU: Frengs 3-1=4, Caniglia 2-0=2, Summerlin 1-0=1, Rosiek 1-0=1, Wells 1-0=1, Yori 0-1=1, Capaldo 0-1=1

Keepers: VA: McBrearty (50 mins, 3 saves, 7 GA); Benner (5 mins, 2 saves, 0 GA); Hairfield (5 mins, 2 saves, 1 GA); TU: McMullan (17 mins, 2 saves, 7 GA); Colucci (43 mins, 8 saves, 11 GA)

Draws: VA 18, TU 10 Total Shots: VA 33, TU 22 8-meter attempts: VA 6, TU 5 8-meter shots: VA 4, TU 5 Ground balls: VA 15, TU 10 Caused turnovers: VA 8, TU 5 Turnovers: VA 13, TU 21 Fouls: VA 13, TU 10 Clears: VA 7-9, TU 11-16