Falls to Virginia 13-8 4/27/03
The Vanderbilt Women's Lacrosse team would fall, Sunday
afternoon, to the
Cavaliers of Virginia in an extremely athletic match
between the two
Virginia won the opening draw and got off a shot,
but it was saved by Vanderbilt's Ashley Bastinelli who
racked up eleven saves for the Commodores.
Vanderbilt brought the ball upfield where Pfeiffer made
her opening save,
keeping the Commodores at bay. Virginia lost possession
of the ball, but
Schummer caused a turnover and Courtney Young scooped
up the loose ball for the Cavaliers. The Virginia offense
brought the ball upfield and Amy Appelt drove to the
cage, and she was fouled on the way. She scored on the
8-meter shot, putting Virginia up 1-0 3:30 into the
A Vandy draw control resulted in another Commodores'
shot, but Pfeiffer made another save and Lindsay Buchanan
picked up the ground ball. Virginia got the ball to
Kim Connors, who fed Appelt at the top of the offensive
zone. Appelt raced in, eluded a defender, and scored,
putting Virginia up 2-0.
Vandy's Michelle Allen rolled the crease seven minutes
later and scored, cutting the deficit to 2-1 13 minutes
into the game.
Kenis picked up a ground ball off a Commodores' overthrow
and Meredith Lazarus raced the ball into the attack.
Banks took the ball to the net but was fouled. She scored
off the 8-meter, giving Virginia a two-goal lead halfway
through the first period. Four minutes later Vanderbilt's
Lauren Peck converted an 8-meter herself, pulling the
'Dores within one yet again.
Pfeiffer picked up a missed feed into the arc and
Virginia cleared the ball upfield, where Appelt was
fouled on a drive to the cage. She converted the 8-meter
shot for her ninth hat trick of the season and the 19th
of her career. Vanderbilt answered with a draw control
and a pass from Jeannie Crawley to Jess Roguski, keeping
the Commodores within one at 4-3.
But the Commodores defense would suffer the pains of
a strong Virginia attack as UVA would score three more
goals in the first half, sending the Cavaliers into
the brake with a 7-3 over the Commodores.
Vanderbilt erupted for three goals in the first 6:12
of the second half as Mary McCeney, Tara Schmucker,
and Michelle Allen all scored for the Commodores, pulling
Vandy back within one at 7-6 with 23:48 to play in regulation.
The Commodores gained possession but an overthrow
in the arc was picked
up by Schummer and the Cavaliers started a fast break
that saw Banks roll around the crease, scoring 9:28
into the half to end the Vanderbilt run. Connors won
the ensuing draw and Virginia quickly set up behind
where Thalenberg fed Banks for a quick stick goal, putting
Virginia back up by three. Virginia would add 2 more
to their lead, deafeating the Commodores 13-8.
Scorers for Vanderbilt: Allen (3), Schmucker (2), McCeney
(1), Peck (1),