Men's Lacrosse Defeats 12th Ranked North Carolina

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April 5, 1998

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's 12th-ranked men's lacrosse team hung with the sixth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers for one quarter Saturday night, but when all was said and done, Coach Dom Starsia's Wahoos emerged with 15-4 Atlantic Coast Conference victory before 837 fans at Fetzer Field.

Trailing after one quarter 3-2, Virginia held North Carolina to only one goal over the final period, while scoring 13 goals of its own.A goal by Jay Jalbert with 5:01 left before halftime gave the Cavaliers the lead for good at 4-3 and Carolina would never seriously threaten again.

Virginia was led by attackmen Jay Jalbert, Tucker Radebaugh and Drew McKnight, who ignited a ferocious Wahoo attack. Jalbert scored a career high five goals in the game. Radebaugh had four goals and one assist and McKnight chipped in with two goals and a trio of assists. Midfielder Drew Melchionni added a trio of goals and one assist for Virginia. His evening included both an extra-man and short-handed goal.

Carolina was led by midfielder Justin Bowman who had two goals and attackmen Chase Martin and Jeff Sonke who each had one goal and one assist.

Virginia goalkeeper Chris Sanderson played extremely well, allowing only the four goals while making 11 saves. Carolina hurts itself with poor shooting accuracy. Only 15 of Carolina's 39 shots were on goal, while the Wahoos repeatedly tested North Carolina goalie Jarron Harkness, who made 13 saves.

Virginia improved to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the ACC with the win. The victory broke a two-game Cavalier losing streak. Carolina dropped to 3-6 overall and 0-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels have dropped five of their last six games.

Virginia plays host to Duke next Saturday in Charlottesville, while Carolina plays at Delaware.

#6 VIRGINIA (4-3, ACC 1-1) vs. #12 NORTH CAROLINA (3-6, ACC 0-3)
Site: Fetzer Field, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Date: April 4, 1998
Attendance: 837

SCORE BY QUARTERS Virginia 2--4--4--5--15 North Carolina 3--0--1--0--4

GOALS (Virginia): Jay Jalbert 5, Tucker Radebaugh 4, Drew Melchionni 3, Drew McKnight 2, David Wren ASSISTS (Virginia): Drew McKnight 3, Aaron Vercollone, Tucker Radebaugh, David Baruch, Drew Melchionni

GOALS (North Carolina): Justin Bowman 2, Chase Martin, Jeff Sonke ASSISTS (North Carolina): Matt Crofton, Chase Martin, Jeff Sonke

SHOTS BY QUARTERS Virginia 9--13--9--11--42 North Carolina 9--8--11--11--39

SAVES BY QUARTERS Virginia 4--3--4--0--11 North Carolina 1--5--3--4--13

VIRGINIA GOALIES: Chris Sanderson, 58 minutes played, 11 saves, 4 goals allowed; Ben O'Neil, 2 minutes played, 0 saves, 0 goals allowed

NORTH CAROLINA GOALIES: Jarron Harkness, 60 minutes played, 13 saves, 15 goals allowed

FACE-OFFS BY QUARTERS Virginia 3--3--3--4--13 North Carolina 3--2--3--2--10

GROUND BALLS BY QUARTERS Virginia 10--9--8--13--40 North Carolina 12--9--9--6--36

PENALTIES: Virginia 6 penalties for 5 minutes, North Carolina 4 penalties for 2 minutes

CLEARS: Virginia 28 of 33, North Carolina 24 of 30 EXTRA-MAN GOALS: Virginia 1, North Carolina 1 SHORT-HANDED GOALS: Virginia 1, North Carolina 0 OFFICIALS: Tony Cullen, Steve Dahl, Mark Goldsmith

Scoring Summary

#6 VIRGINIA (4-3, ACC 1-1) vs. #12 NORTH CAROLINA (3-6, ACC 0-3) Site: Fetzer Field, Chapel Hill, N.C. Date: April 4, 1998 Attendance: 837

Quarter, Team, Time, Score (UNC-UVA), Goal Scored By, Assist By 1, UNC, 13:08, 1-0, Chase Martin, None 1, UVA, 9:54, 1-1, Drew Melchionni, None 1, UVA, 7:07, 1-2, Drew Melchionni (SHG), Drew McKnight 1, UNC, 5:19, 2-2, Jeff Sonke (EMG), Matt Crofton 1, UNC, 1:05, 3-2, Justin Bowman, Chase Martin

2, UVA, 10:37, 3-3, Tucker Radebaugh, None 2, UVA, 5:01, 3-4, Jay Jalbert, Aaron Vercollone 2, UVA, 4:14, 3-5, Drew McKnight, None 2, UVA, 2:19, 3-6, Tucker Radebaugh, None

3, UVA, 10:05, 3-7, Drew Melchionni (EMG), Drew McKnight 3, UNC, 9:04, 4-7, Justin Bowman, Jeff Sonke 3, UVA, 4:22, 4-8, Jay Jalbert, Tucker Radebaugh 3, UVA, 2:19, 4-9, Drew McKnight, David Baruch 3, UVA, 0:56, 4-10, Jay Jalbert, None

4, UVA, 12:50, 4-11, David Wren, None 4, UVA, 5:18, 4-12, Tucker Radebaugh, Drew McKnight 4, UVA, 4:41, 4-13, Jay Jalbert, None 4, UVA, 4:30, 4-14, Jay Jalbert, None 4, UVA, 3:01, 4-15, Tucker Radebaugh, Drew Melchionni

EMG=Extra-Man Goal SHG=Short-Handed Goal