Matt Ward led the team in scoring for the fourth time this season with three goals.
March 13, 2004
Charlottesville, Va. - Sophomore goalie Dave Law made a career-high 15 saves, including one with seven seconds left, to help lift Princeton to an 8-7 win over Virginia in men's lacrosse action at Kl?ckner Stadium this afternoon.
The loss is the Cavaliers' fourth in a row, their longest losing streak in 17 years as they fall to 1-4 this season. Princeton rebounds from last weekend's loss to top-ranked Johns Hopkins to improve to 2-1.
The Cavaliers scored first on Kyle Dixon's fourth goal of the season less than three-and-a-half minutes in, but Princeton's Ryan Boyle forced the first of three first half ties with his seventh goal of the season with 7:00 remaining in the opening period. Virginia's leading scorer, Matt Ward, notched the first of his game-high three goals 91 seconds later, but Drew Casino and Jason Donegar scored in the final two minutes of the quarter to give the visiting Tigers their first lead at 3-2.
Cavalier midfielder Mike Abbott tied the score for the third time in the game's first 17 minutes with his second goal of the season two minutes into the second quarter. But Casino and Whitney Hayes scored back-to-back goals as the Tigers built their first two-goal lead of the day midway through the second quarter. The teams traded goals just before halftime with the Tigers holding a 6-4 lead at the break.
John Christmas returned to action after missing last week's game against Syracuse and scored his only goal of the afternoon early in the third period, but the Cavaliers were never able to get closer than one goal as the teams traded goals the rest of the way.
The Cavaliers had one last chance to tie the score following a turnover by Peter Trombino along the end line. UVa called timeout with 52 seconds left to set up the offense. The Cavaliers missed their first two shots, but backed up both times.
Princeton called its final timeout with 14.2 seconds remaining. On the restart attackman Matt Ward worked free for a shot from the left side, but Law saved the low shot. The ball kicked around among a pile of players in front of the crease was called for goalie interference with 4.2 seconds on the clock. Tiger defenseman Oliver Barry threw the ball downfield as time expired as Princeton gained its first win in Charlottesville since 1994.
Virginia returns to action next Sunday (March 21) at Towson in a game scheduled to start at 1 pm.
Shots: UVa-44, Pr-32
Clearing: UVa-18 of 18, Pr-21 of 26
Faceoffs: UVa-8, Pr-11
Ground Balls: UVa-27, Pr-47
Penalties: UVa-8-6:00, Pr-3-3:00
Extra-man scoring: UVa-2 of 3, Pr-0 of 8
Goalie summary: UVa- Tillman Johnson -60 mins, 11 saves, 8 goals allowed.
Pr-Dave Law-60 mins., 15 saves, 7 goals allowed.
Virginia scoring (G-A)- Matt Ward 3-0, Kyle Dixon 1-1, Newton Gentry 1-1, Mike Abbott 1-0, John Christmas 1-0, Steve Holmes 0-1, Joe Yevoli 0-1.
Princeton scoring (G-A)-Mac Bryson 2-0, Drew Casino 2-0, Peter Trombino 1-2, Ryan Boyle 1-0, Jason Donegar 1-0, Whitney Hayes 1-0, Scott Sowanick 0-1.
'Hoos Ready for Next Road ChallengeMen's Basketball12/1/15At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game that ESPN is televising, No. 10 Virginia (5-1) meets Ohio State (2-3) in Columbus.Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech PostscriptFootball11/29/15Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.
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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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