March, 11, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Junior midfielder Michael Leahy scored a career-high three goals to lead third-ranked Virginia to a 12-7 victory over 19th-ranked Pennsylvania Wednesday in men's lacrosse.
Backup goalkeeper Ben O'Neil started in place of regular starter Chris Sanderson for the Cavaliers (2-1) and stopped 15 shots. Sanderson, who suffered a separated left shoulder in Virginia's 9-7 victory over top-ranked Princeton March 7, is questionable for this Saturday's game against Massachusetts.
Virginia led 5-1 after Tucker Radebaugh's goal with 13:19 remaining in the second quarter. But the Quakers (1-2) outscored the Cavaliers 4-1 the rest of the half to cut their deficit to 6-5.
It was 8-6 entering the fourth quarter. That was when sophomore attackman Drew McKnight went to work. In a six-minute stretch of the period, he assisted on two goals and scored twice himself to push Virginia's advantage to 12-6.
McKnight ended the game with three goals and three assists. Radebaugh had two goals and three assists for the Cavaliers. Joe Mauro and Peter Janney each had two goals for the Quakers.
Virginia travels to 12th-ranked Massachusetts Saturday.
PENNSYLVANIA (1-2, ranked 19th) 1 4 1 1 = 7 VIRGINIA (3-1, ranked 3rd) 4 2 2 4 = 12
PENN - Joe Mauro 2, Peter Janney 2, Todd Minnerley, John Ward, Jeff Zuckerman
VIRGINIA - Michael Leahy 3, Drew McKnight 3, Tucker Radebaugh 2, Drew Melchionni 2, David Wren, Jay Jalbert
PENN - Minnerley, Bill Reddy, Shane Lavery
VIRGINIA: McKnight 3, Radebaugh 3, Melchionni, David Baruch
PENN 14 (Matt Schroeder, 14 saves, 12 goals allowed, 39 shots, 60 minutes)
VIRGINIA 15 (Ben O'Neil, 15 saves, 7 goals, 36 shots, 60 minutes)
SHOTS: PENN 36, VIRGINIA 39
GROUND BALLS: PENN 44, VIRGINIA 45
FACEOFFS: PENN 12, VIRGINIA 12
CLEARING: PENN 26 of 31, VIRGINIA 26 of 32
PENALTIES: PENN 6 for 3:30, VIRGINIA 5 for 4:00
EXTRA-MAN OPPORTUNITIES: PENN 3 goals in 5 chances, VIRGINIA 3 goals in 6 chances
SERIES RECORD: 2-2
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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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