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Virginia‚??s Ashley McCulloch (16) moves against pressure William & Mary, Wednesday, March 21, 2007.


The Cavaliers held William & Mary to six shots in the game, including only two in the second half, and defeated the Tribe 12-3 tonight (March 21) in Charlottesville. Virginia scored on its first four shots of the game and led 5-0 nine minutes into the game. Kaitlin Duff led all players with five ground balls; she added two caused turnovers to lead Virginia. Brittany Kalkstein added four goals, four ground balls and three draw controls.

Kalkstein won the opening draw of the game and the Cavaliers settled the ball briefly before the ball worked back to Kalkstein, who fed Megan O’Malley, who was cutting down the arc. O’Malley scored at 28:59 to give UVa the 1-0 lead. Kate Breslin won the ensuing draw and again Virginia settled the ball briefly before Megan Havrilla fed the ball down low to Kalkstein, who quicksticked the ball into the cage just over a minute after feeding O’Malley.

Breslin won her second consecutive draw and the teams traded possessions after Duff chased down an overthrown ball near the endline. The Cavaliers cleared the ball and in their offensive end Ashley McCulloch, who leads the team in assists, notched another one as she fed Havrilla in the middle of the fan, who scored at 25:44 for a 3-0 lead. Havrilla won the draw and again the teams traded possessions, with Jen Holden picking up a ground ball at the top of the arc to give the Cavaliers the ball. At the other end of the field, Breslin dumped the ball into Kalkstein in the arc, who scored her second goal of the game at 24:22, forcing the Tribe to take a timeout.

  Photo copyright (c) 2007 Tom McCrystal  

William & Mary senior Kristen Wong (15) defends against Virginia’s Brittany Kalkstein (17). Wong tallied one assist on the night while Kalkstein added 4 goals to her single assist. Wednesday, March 21, 2007.


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