Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, February 27

Feb. 27, 2010

Seven Cavaliers Score to Lead No. 12 Virginia to Upset Over No. 6 Syracuse

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 12 Virginia women's lacrosse team used a balanced attack and stingy defense to upset No. 6 Syracuse, 14-13, Saturday afternoon at the UHall Turf Field. The loss marks the first for the Orange this season, as they fall to 2-1, while the Cavaliers improve to 2-1.

Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein paced the Cavaliers throughout the entire field - tallying two goals and two assists, in addition to winning nine draw controls to tie a career-high for the school's career record holder. Her total also moves her career mark to 214 - breaking the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time record of 205 held by Maryland's Dana Dobbie from 2007-08.

Sophomore Julie Gardner led the Cavaliers' attack with three goals and two assists for a career-high five points, while sophomore Charlie Finnigan contributed three goals and an assist. Three Cavaliers tallied two goals - Kalkstein, senior All-American Kaitlin Duff (2 goals, 1 assist) and redshirt sophomore Ainsley Baker (2 goals), while senior Caity Whitely and sophomore Josie Owen rounded out the scoring with a goal each.

No. 2 Terps Trounce No. 5 Duke, 17-4

DURHAM, N.C. - The No. 2-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team made an early statement in Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday with a thrashing of No. 5 Duke, 17-4.

The Terps (3-0, 1-0 ACC) benefited from a balanced scoring attack, highlighted by hat tricks from Katie Schwarzmann, Amanda Spinnenweber and Sarah Mollison. Maryland picked up scoring from a total of nine players on the day, five of whom put up multi-goal showings.

In a rematch of last season's ACC title game, Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first half with goals by Mollison, Schwarzmann and a pair from Spinnenweber. The Terrapin defense did not allow a Duke goal until Sarah Bullard hit a free position attempt with 10:51 remaining in the first period. Maryland ended the first stanza on a 5-0 run and went into the half with a commanding 9-1 lead in its first ACC action of the 2010 season.

Hokies fall just short to George Mason, 11-7

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Hokies overcame a big first half deficit but the Patriots turned it on late in the game to claim the 11-7 victory over Tech. Jessica Nonn led the Hokies with three goals, extending her scoring streak to four games, while Emily Ellison led the Patriots with five scores.

George Mason (1-2) was the first to strike in the game, but Tech (1-3) got out to an early lead when Allie Emala answered the Mason score with an unassisted goal of her own. The goal was later followed by Nonn’s 10th score of the year. Emile Hunter earned her first-career assist on Nonn’s goal.

Minutes after Tech took a 2-1 lead, the Patriots claimed it back with what would be a six-goal run and a 7-2 leave at halftime. Madalyn Jamison earned four points during the run, assisting three goals and scoring another, while Ellisen put three goals away to finish out the half.