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Women's lacrosse rolls against ODU

It only took three minutes before the Lady Monarchs realized they were in over their heads.

After holding the Virginia women's lacrosse team scoreless for the first two and a half minutes, Old Dominion gave up a pair of lightning-quick goals, the first blows in a 15-6 Cavalier victory yesterday at Klöckner Stadium.

Seniors Jamie Haas and Amy Fromal led the No. 4 Cavs (3-0) with three goals in a well-coordinated offensive effort against No. 19 ODU (0-1).

"I feel like the whole team communicated well together," Haas said. "We were all working off of each other really well, so we were seeing people getting open. We were doing a good job helping each other out to get each other open to get those shots off."

The Cavs surged to a 5-1 lead after 20 minutes of play and held a 9-3 lead at halftime. With 38 seconds left before the break, sophomore defender Lauri Kenis boosted the lead to six with her first career goal.

Virginia jumped out to a 14-3 lead with the first five goals of the second half, including a pair by Fromal.

Haas, junior Mills Hook and senior Jill Hansen also contributed goals during the five-goal binge. Hook and Hansen each scored two goals on the day. All told, nine different Cavaliers found the back of the cage yesterday.

"We don't have one person that's really scoring all the goals," Fromal said. "We're doing really well using everyone on the team. Right now we're playing a lot of good team lacrosse, which is what we need to be doing because we have a hard schedule coming up."

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  • "I thought we did some things really well," Virginia Coach Julie Myers said. "We scored 15 goals against a pretty good Old Dominion team, and we're excited about that. There are still some things that we need to clean up, though."

    Myers was happy to be able to experiment with different lineups, play all three goalies and build depth. After hosting UMBC Saturday, the Cavaliers face five consecutive top-20 opponents, including top-ranked Maryland, Virginia's biggest rival.

    "We have a team of 25 right now, and 23 are healthy," Myers said. "Everyone was able to play significant minutes today, and that makes me feel really good going into the stretch we have coming up"


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