Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Wednesday, February 24

Feb. 25, 2010

Virginia Earns First Win of the Season, Defeats Richmond 17-8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team earned its first win of the season Wednesday evening, defeating in-state rival Richmond, 17-8, at the University Hall Turf Field.

Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein collected six draw controls in the contest to tie the ACC’s all-time record for draw controls, equaling Maryland’s Dana Dobbie’s total of 205 from 2007-08.

Offensively for Virginia (1-1), senior All-American Kaitlin Duff and sophomore Charlie Finnigan led the way with four goals and two assists each. Sophomore Josie Owen contributed three goals and two assists, while sophomore Julie Gardner had three goals.

Kalkstein added two goals, while senior Caity Whiteley had one goal and two assists. Sophomore Ainsley Baker and freshman Kelly Austin rounded out the scoring with an assist each – Austin’s first career point.

Tech falls to James Madison, 16-3

HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Hokies fell short against James Madison, 16-3, after a quick scoring surge to open the game and nonstop attacking throughout. Tech had three goal-scorers in the game as Emile Hunter, Jessica Nonn and Caitlyn Wier each had one. For the Dukes, Kim Griffin led the way with four goals in the team’s first game of the season.

Freshman Alex Gale earned her second start of the season and finished the first half with three saves, allowing nine goals. Freshman Alexis Carey would replace Gale in the second half and make two saves while allowing seven goals. For the Dukes, Morgan Kelly played the full 60 minutes, making six saves in the game.