Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Wednesday, April 2
April 3, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Four Cavaliers completed hat tricks for the No. 4 Virginia women's lacrosse team Wednesday evening to help dominate Old Dominion. Led by sophomore Kaitlin Duff's career-high five points, the Cavaliers outscored the visiting Monarchs, 10-2, in the opening half, en route to a 15-3 victory in Klöckner Stadium.
Sophomore Caity Whiteley had a career night for Virginia as well, notching a personal-best three goals. Juniors Jenny Hauser, the ACC Player of the Week, and Blair Weymouth also contributed three goals and a helper, for four points each. Red-shirt sophomore Whitaker Hagerman had two goals and sophomore Brittany Kalkstein added a goal and an assist. Senior Megan O'Malley rounded out the scoring with an assist.
Kalkstein and senior Claire Bordley helped control the game from the start. With the duo winning four draw controls each, the Cavaliers were able to use two 5-0 runs to open both halves of tonight's game and put the contest out of reach for Old Dominion.
Behind Hauser's back-to-back goals to open the game, Virginia led 5-0 by the 21:07 mark. Hauser opened the scoring with a goal at 26:33 and another at 24:13. Duff then fired a shot into the net at 23:39 and Hagerman made it 4-0 only 19 seconds later with a free position goal. Duff finished the run with her second goal at 21:07.