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April 7, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. – In the highest scoring Virginia vs. Virginia Tech series – and closest margin of victory - it was the fourth-ranked Cavaliers that fought off an efficient Virginia Tech squad, 20-14, Wednesday afternoon at Thompson Field.
While the 20 goals ties the most scored by the Cavaliers in the series, the 14 Hokie goals were the most given up by Virginia. The win, though, marked the 15th-straight over Tech for the Cavaliers and moved Virginia to 15-0 all-time against its in-state rival.
Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein tied a career-high nine draw controls to surpass her previous school record for single season draws. The ACC career draw control record holder now has 75 draws on the season, bettering her season total of 73 from last year.
Sophomore Josie Owen led Virginia’s attack with a career-high nine points on a personal-best four goals and five assists, while senior Caity Whiteley tacked on a career-high five goals. Sophomore Charlie Finnigan notched four goals and two assists for the Cavaliers, while Kalkstein and freshman Caroline McTiernan had two goals each. Senior All-American Kaitlin Duff and freshmen Kelly Austin and Anne Thomas rounded out the scoring with one goal each.
For Virginia Tech (4-9, 0-4 ACC), the Hokies were led by Morgan Widlake, who contributed three goals and one assist, while Ryan Rotanz and Allie Emala each had two goals.
Defensively, Kalkstein won nine of Virginia’s season-high 23 draw controls, while Owen won a career-high five and junior Liz Downs collected four. Owen also had a personal-best five ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Thomas had a personal-best three ground balls and Duff had three caused turnovers.
The Hokies’ attack was extremely efficient, as they scored 14 goals on 21 shots.
The Boston College lacrosse team topped Iona College, 19-5 on Wednesday afternoon in Newton, Mass.
Junior goalie Sheila Serafino made three saves in net for the Eagles with sophomore Catherine Conway earning just over five minutes between the pipes as well. The Eagles outshot the Gaels, 28-13 on the day.
Costello also set a new record for the Eagles by notching nine assists on the afternoon, topping the previous record of six which was achieved on three separate occasions before.