April 4, 1998
VILLANOVA, Pa. - On Saturday, April 4, the Villanova Wildcats were defeated by the No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers, 16-1, at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats fall to 2-8, while the Cavaliers improve to 8-2.
The Cavaliers controlled the first half offensively and defensively. Seven different players scored for Virginia, as they scattered nine goals over the the first thirty minutes of play to grab a 9-0 lead at intermission. Sophomore Merideth Elwell and freshman Lacey Aumiller each beat Villanova net-minder Cara Walsh (12 saves, 13 goals against) two times in the first half.
In second half action, junior co-captain, Meghan Doyle, from Cockeysville, Md., beat Virgina's goalie Heather Castle (five saves, one goal against) scoring the Wildcats lone goal just 1:50 into the half. Doyle, Villanova's leading scorer, now has 35 points on the season (28 goals, seven assists).
Virginia's offensive flurry continued in the second half, as the Cavaliers controlled the tempo and scored seven second half goals. Twelve different players from Virgina managed to score in their 16-1 victory over Villanova.
The Wildcats next travel to Hempstead, N.Y. to play Hofstra on Wednesday, April 8, at 4:00 pm.
Score: 1 2 F Virginia (#5) 9 7 16 Villanova 0 1 1
Shots: Goalie Stats: Virginia - 30 Virgina - Heather Castle (5 Saves, 1 GA), Claire Parish (3 Saves, 0 GA) Villanova - 11 Villanova - Cara Walsh (12 Saves, 13 GA), Nicole Candy (2 Saves, 3 GA)
Goals: Virginia - 16 (Lacey Aumiller 2, Merideth Elwell 2, Sarah Gercke 2, Mills Hook 2, Kelly Allenbach, Peggy Boutilier, Amy Fromal, Jill Hansen, Joanna Khouri, Mia Mooney, Natalie Soule, Samm Taylor)
Villanova - 1 (Meghan Doyle)
Assists: Virginia - 11 (Kara Ariza 2, Natalie Soule 2, Lacey Aumiller, Merideth Elwell, Amy Fromal, Melissa Hayes, Jessica Hull, Stephy Sammaras, Samm Taylor)