Leachman Leads No. 7 Virginia Past Women's Lacrosse, 19-12

May 3, 2005

Box Score

Baltimore, Md. - Virginia's Tyler Leachman scored eight goals to lead the Cavaliers to a 19-12 victory over Loyola on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field Tuesday afternoon. The Greyhounds fall to 5-10 with the loss while UVA improves to 14-4.

Loyola's leading scorer Kate McHarg started the game off with a left-handed goal 3:29 into the game. Virginia's Kate Breslin answered at 5:18 for a 1-1 tie. McHarg returned the advantage to the Greyhounds early when Rachel Shuck passed the ball off to her on the eight meter and her high shot beat the goal for a 2-1 score. Leachman then sparked a three goal run for the Cavaliers to claim a 4-2 lead 10:41 into the game. Amy Appelt had the second tally in the run while Leachman capped it off with her second goal of the game. McHarg brought the Greyhounds within one, 4-3 before another three goal run by Virginia claimed a 6-3 lead after 14:25 of play. Greyhounds Kate Filippelli scored on a free-position shot 17:30 into the game before UVA closed out the half with another three goal run for a 9-4 lead at the half.

Leachman scored her fifth goal of the game early in the second half for Virginia's largest lead, 10-4. Loyola freshman Maura Kenny tallied two goals for a 10-6 score after 36:54 of play. Leachman and Kenny then tallied a goal each for a 11-7 mark. Leachman added the next two tallies, her seventh and eighth of the game for a 13-7 score 41:45 into the game. Sydney Greene and Shuck each added a goal to again get Loyola within four , 13-9 at 45:35. The squads exchanged goals before the Cavaliers recorded three goals in just 14 seconds to claim a 17-10 lead at 49:17. Both teams recorded two more goals in the final 10 minutes of play for the 19-12 final.

McHarg led Loyola with four goals. Kenny added three goals and two assists while Shuck recorded two goals and assists. Filippelli recorded two goals while Greene had a goal and an assist.

Leachman lead all scorers with eight goals. Appelt added four goals and an assist. Three other Cavaliers had single goal games.

Loyola's Kim Lawton recorded seven saves in the first half while Cindy Nicolaus stopped five shots in the second. UVA's Ginger Miles recorded three saves before Kendall McBrearty replaced her, stopping two shots.

Greyhound seniors Erin Cyphers, Katie Guarino, Liz Hannan, Sarah Hannan, Kim Lawton and Rachel Shuck were honored before the contest.

Loyola closes the 2005 season by traveling to Maryland on Saturday, May 7. Game time is set for 1:00.