In the final seconds of the game, senior Alice Hughey forced a turnover to keep the Tigers from a scoring opportunity, but an off sides call on Virginia gave the ball back to Princeton with about 10 seconds remaining. The Tigers’ attack capitalized on the opportunity, escaping with the win in regulation.
Junior Blair Weymouth led Virginia’s attack with three goals and an assist, while senior Megan O’Malley contributed two goals. Fifth-year senior Kaitlin Swagart and sophomore Brittany Kalkstein each notched one, and junior Ashley McCulloch had a hand in two goals.
Lizzie Drumm led Princeton’s attack with two goals and an assist, while Ashley Amo added a goal and two assists.
Defensively for the Cavaliers, sophomore Kaitlin Duff came up with four ground balls and caused two turnovers. Junior Jen Holden also had two caused turnovers.
In goal, senior Kendall McBrearty stopped seven shots for Virginia, including six in the second half, while Princeton’s Kaitlyn Perrelle stopped six shots.
The Tigers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the contest by winning the first four draw controls. By the 27:18 mark, the Tigers had tallied three scores, while the Cavaliers were yet to control the ball. A double-team in Princeton’s fourth consecutive possession forced the Tigers to throw the ball away, allowing Virginia an offensive opportunity.
O’Malley took advantage of the possession time, firing a shot from up top into the back of the net for the Cavaliers’ first goal at the 23:18 mark. Kalkstein then made it two straight for Virginia, pushing a pass from Weymouth past Princeton’s goalie a minute and a half later.
A series of turnovers kept the next 13 minutes scoreless, before Weymouth knotted the score at three each, with 8:39 remaining. The Cavaliers were unable to take a lead in the contest though, as Holly McGarvie notched a fourth score for Princeton less than a minute later. Lizzy Drumm then tallied her second goal on the afternoon to make it a 5-3 Tiger lead with 3:38 left in the half.
With about 20 seconds remaining in the first half, Holden forced a turnover and O’Malley scooped up the loose ball. O’Malley raced up the field and passed it ahead to McCulloch. McCulloch then dished a pass to Swagart, who was left open in front of the cage and converted the pass for a score with only 7.4 seconds left, cutting Princeton’s lead to one, at 5-4, going into the intermission.
The opening 6:34 of the second half was scoreless, until Alison Murray fumbled to control the ball in front of Princeton’s goal. The senior gained just enough control at the 23:26 mark to slip a shot over McBrearty’s stick for a 6-4 Tiger lead.
O’Malley answered for Virginia with her second score on the day, before Weymouth tallied her second goal, tying the game at 6-6 with 14:14 to go.
Ashley Amo kept Virginia from taking a lead in the game, notching a score for the Tigers with 12:34 left, but Weymouth kept things close, scoring to make it seven all with 11:03 left.
The final 11 minutes remained scoreless before Casaceli notched the game-winner with 2.7 seconds in the game.
The Cavaliers (6-2, 2-1 ACC) will return to action this Wednesday, playing host to James Madison. Opening draw is slated for 1 p.m. in Klckner Stadium.
End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.'Hoos Have Plenty in Reserve at JPJMen's Basketball11/26/15No. 12 Virginia received 30 points from its reserves in an 80-54 win over Lehigh on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
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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.
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