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Ashley McCulloch (16) takes on the Maryland defense, Tuesday, March 13, 2007. McCulloch had one goal and two assists on the game. (Click for a larger image: 102K)


It was supposed to be one of the “games of the season” as the Cavaliers took on #3 ranked Maryland, but Virginia’s Kendall McBrearty made a career-high 14 saves today to lead the Cavaliers to the upset of the previously undefeated Terrapins with a 15-4 victory.

The Terrapins had come into the contest averaging 18.8 goals a game, but the Virginia defense allowed them only 22 shots, less than half their average, and McBrearty had a career day between the pipes. On the offensive side of the pitch, Blair Weymouth had five goals and three assists, Brittany Kalkstein had four goals, and Kate Breslin had one goal and four assists to lead the Cavaliers in scoring. The Cavaliers had 24 ground balls, led by McBrearty’s five and Jessy Morgan’s four.

Claire Bordley won the opening draw for the Cavaliers, who settled their offense for the opening four minutes. Jess Wasilewski drove to the cage, but she was fouled, taking a crosse to the face. She had to leave the game as the athletic trainers came out to assist, and Whitaker Hagerman took the 8-meter in her stead. Hagerman scored off the reset, putting the ‘Hoos up 1-0. Kaitlin Duff won the draw but the Terps gained control and cleared the ball upfield. They turned the ball over in the arc and McBrearty came away with the ground ball. At the other end of the field Weymouth drove in from the top, scoring at 19:27 for a 2-0 lead. Bordley won the ensuing draw and got the ball to Weymouth, who fed a cutting Brittany Kalkstein for a goal 18 seconds after Weymouth’s goal, putting UVa up 3-0 at 19:09.

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Megan O’Malley (28) snares an errant pass against Maryland, Tuesday, March 13, 2007. (Click for a larger image: 82K)


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