Feb. 28, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- Devin Darcangelo scored his fourth goal of the game 1:35 into overtime to give second-ranked Syracuse an 18-17 come-from-behind victory over third-ranked Virginia Saturday in men's lacrosse.
Although the game was the season-opener for both teams, it was as hard-fought as an NCAA tournament contest. The score was tied eight times, and the teams were whistled for 19 penalties
Virginia had two shots in overtime before Darcangelo's game-winning score, which was assisted by attackman Ryan Powell. The second Cavalier shot, by attackman Jay Jalbert, escaped goalie Jason Gebhart but hit the post.
The Orangemen also tied the score on late-game heroics. David Wren put Virginia ahead with just 42 seconds remaining in regulation, cranking a 12-yard shot past Gebhart in an extra-man situation.
Syracuse won the faceoff following that score, and Casey Powell, who had five goals and four assists for the Orange, found Matt Cutia on the fast break. Cutia whirled and scored from five yards out with 19 seconds remaining in regulation.
The Cavaliers held their biggest lead at 15-11 with 12:34 left in the game when Drew Melchionni scored on a pass from Tucker Radebaugh. Melchionni and Radebaugh each recorded career highs in the game, Melchionni with four goals and Radebaugh with three goals and four assists.
Twice player-of-the-year Casey Powell, however, scored three of Syracuse's next four goals to cut Virginia's lead to 16-15 with 2:58 remaining.
UVa's next game is March, against Mercyhurst. Syracuse plays Yale March 9.
SYRACUSE (1-0, ranked second ) 6 2 3 6 1 = 18 VIRGINIA (0-1, ranked third) 4 7 2 4 0 = 17 GOALS: SYRACUSE - Casey Powell 5, Devin Darcangelo 4, Ryan Powell 3, Matt Cutia 2, Ira Vanterpool 2, Matt Alexander, John Ansalone VIRGINIA - Drew Melchionni 4, Tucker Radebaugh 3, Jay Jalbert 3, Henry Oakey 2, David Wren 2, David Baruch, Drew McKnight, Michael Leahy ASSISTS: SYRACUSE - Casey Powell 4, Ryan Powell 2, Matt Caione, Cutia, Tim Glisker, Darcangelo VIRGINIA: Radebaugh 4, McKnight 3, Oakey 2, Jalbert 2, Leahy, Peter Ragosa SAVES: Syracuse 7 (Jason Gebhart 7 saves, 17 goals allowed, 47 shots, 61:25 Virginia 21 (Chris Sanderson 21 saves, 18 goals allowed, 51 shots, 61:25) SHOTS: Syracuse 51, Virginia 48 GROUND BALLS: Syracuse 56, Virginia 48 FACEOFFS: Syracuse 25, Virginia 14 CLEARING: Syracuse 21 of 27, Virginia 20 of 31 PENALTIES: Syracuse 8 for 6:00, Virginia 11 for 8:30 EXTRA-MAN OPPORTUNITIES: Syracuse 3 goals in 9 chances, Virginia 3 of 7 ATTENDANCE: 1845
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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