Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, April 13
April 13, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - History was made in Klöckner Stadium Sunday afternoon, as the Virginia women's lacrosse team dominated No. 16 Johns Hopkins, 17-6. The win extended the Cavaliers' win streak at home to 11 straight games, while it also brought the program it's 400th win and head coach Julie Myers her 100th win in Charlottesville.
"To be able to hit this 400-win milestone is incredible," Myers said. "It is a direct reflection of the program that I have inherited from Jane Miller and of the players that have played for Virginia in these first 34 years of being a program. It takes a lot of teamwork to get a win. To be in front of a program that has worked together with great discipline to get to this point and to get this win, it's something I'm really proud to be a part of."
Virginia is just the third program in NCAA women's lacrosse history to reach the 400-win mark, as Maryland and Penn State have already accomplished the feat. Myers, in 13 seasons with the Cavaliers, has recorded 197 career wins in 256 attempts, making her the third winningest coach in NCAA women's lacrosse history. In Charlottesville, Myers has guided Virginia to 100 victories in just 124 tries, an .806 win percentage.
"This 100th win at home is a feat that I could not have accomplished on my own," Myers said. "It is a reflection of the players that I have coached in the last 13 years and of my staff that has been with me pretty much every step of the way, particularly Heather. She has been my assistant the entire time and Colleen has been here 11 years now. Their devotion to this team and this program has gotten us here, and I truly believe that without their help and endless effort, we wouldn't be anywhere near this milestone."
In earning the win, the Cavaliers jumped out to a 9-0 lead by the 10:15 mark and never looked back. Junior Ashley McCulloch led the opening rally, marking the first score of the game at 27:33 and completed a hat trick by the 13:30 mark. Sophomore Kaitlin Duff contributed two scores in the run and capped the streak at 10:15 with her second score. Sophomore Brittany Kalkstein, junior Blair Weymouth and seniors Megan O'Malley and Kaitlin Swagart added the other four goals.