No. 9 Virginia Doubles Up Harvard, Wins Fifth Straight

CHARLOTTESVILLE No. 9 Virginia extended its winning streak to five games with a 12-6 victory over Harvard on Monday (April 2) at Klockner Stadium. Virginia finished its regular-season home schedule with a 7-1 record on its home field.

Overall, UVa improved to 9-4, matching its win total from the 2011 season. The Cavaliers are 2-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play with one league game remaining at Virginia Tech on Saturday (April 7).

The loss dropped Harvard's record to 4-6 overall. The Crimson have posted a 1-2 mark in Ivy League play this season.

Senior attacker Josie Owen (Gibson Island, Md.) matched a career-high with six goals for Virginia, while freshman attacker Sloan Warren (Philadelphia, Pa.) dished out a career-high four assists.

Julie Gardner (Severna Park, Md.) had two points on a goal and an assist while Caroline McTiernan (Garden City, N.Y.) scored her first goal of the season.

Katie Slater (Kensington, Md.), Anne Thomas (Baltimore, Md.), Ainsley Baker (Corning, N.Y.) and Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) each scored one goal for UVa, while Jess Loizeaux (Mullica Hill, N.J.) tallied an assist.

In goal for Virginia, Kim Kolarik (Riva, Md.) held a seventh Cavalier opponent to single digit goals this season and posted four saves.

Virginia out-shot the Crimson, 19-14, and held a 12-6 advantage in ground balls.

The Cavaliers scored 14 seconds into the contest on Slater's goal off the opening draw. UVa dominated the first half and held a 6-1 lead at the break.

Harvard went on a 3-0 run late in the second half that made the score 8-5 in favor of the Cavaliers with 10:58 to play.

Virginia responded with a 4-1 run to end the game, including two goals by Owen, to earn the 12-6 win.

UVa improved to 6-0 all-time vs. Harvard.

The Crimson was led by Danielle Tetreault's two goals and Melanie Baskind's goal and assist. Harvard goalkeeper Kelly Weis saved seven shots in 60 minutes of action.

Up next, Virginia travels to Virginia Tech for its final regular-season conference game on Saturday (April 7) at 1:00 p.m.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Harvard played its second straight game against a top 10 opponent and came up on the wrong end of a 12-6 score Monday night at No. 9/9 Virginia.

Virginia (9-4) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with Katie Slater scoring off the opening draw and Josie Owen finding the back of the net just 2:36 into play. Jenn Leffew cut Harvard's (4-6) deficit to 2-1 off a feed from Chelsey Newman, but four straight Cavalier goals gave UVa a 6-1 advantage at the intermission.

Owen gave Virginia a 7-1 lead out of the break before Melanie Baskind ended the Crimson's drought to pull within 7-2. After another Owen score, Danielle Tetreault sandwiched a pair of goals around a Kyleigh Keating tally to pull Harvard within three, 8-5. That would be as close as the Crimson would get however, as a pair of Cavalier goals pushed the lead to 10-5. Jennifer VanderMeulen added a sixth goal for Harvard before UVa added two more goals for the final 12-6 margin.

Tetreault led the Crimson attack with two goals on three shots, and added a draw control and caused turnover on the defensive side. Baskind turned in a solid all-around performance with one goal, three ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover while Kelly Weis came away with seven saves in goal.

UVa outshot the Crimson 19-14 and held a 12-6 advantage in ground balls. Harvard did outdraw the Cavaliers, 11-9, but committed 14 turnovers to just six for Virginia. Owen notched six goals on eight shots to pace UVa's offense as seven different Cavaliers scored in the victory. Kim Kolarik came away with four saves.

Harvard returns home Saturday, April 7 as it returns to Ivy League action against Brown. First draw is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Game Notes: Five of Harvard's six losses this season have come against teams ranked in the top 20 ... Melanie Baskind has scored multiple points in four straight games.

2012-04-02



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