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Jalbert and Leachman Lead Men's Lacrosse to Win in NCAA Tournament

May 9, 1998

AMHERST, Mass.--Virginia's Jay Jalbert scored five goals and recorded one assist and Jamie Leachman notched four goals to lead sixth-seeded Virginia to a 16-10 win over Hobart in the first round of the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament at Garber Field at the University of Massachusetts.

The Cavaliers were held scoreless in the first quarter until Jalbert put Virginia on the scoreboard with his first goal with 6:26 on the clock in the second quarter. The Cavaliers held a 3-2 lead a half-time.

Hobart opened the third quarter of play with three straight goals before Jalbert connected on his third goal of the day to make the score 5-4 in favor of Hobart. Both teams exchanged goals before Virginia scored four straight goals, including three in the final 51 seconds of the third quarter to build a 9-7 lead. Drew McKnight scored the tying goal with 51 seconds on the clock and Leachman scored the go-ahead goal with 39 seconds to put the Cavaliers in the lead for good. Leachman scored again with 10 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Leachman opened the final stanza with a goal and the Cavaliers outscored the Statesmen 7-3 to close out the game.

The Cavaliers out-shot Hobart 70-29 while Hobart goalie, Fred Pawlikowski recorded 28 saves for the game, with 22 saves coming in the first two quarters. Virginia goalie, Chris Sanderson, recorded seven saves.

Virginia will meet third seeded Syracuse in the NCAA Quarterfinals on May 16 at Hofstra University .

Scoring     1   2   3   4   F
Hobart      1   1   5   3   10
Virginia    0   3   6   7   16

Goals: Hobart - Jason Ouellet 3, Trevor Buck 2, Rich Schwanke 2, Jared Beebee, Alex Mitchell, Jamie Breslin Virginia - Jay Jalbert 5, Jamie Leachman 4, Tucker Radebaugh 2, Drew McKnight 2, Hanley Holcomb, David Wren

Assists: Hobart - Buck, Schwanke, Mitchell, Beebee Virginia - Radebaugh 3, Jalbert, Radebaugh, Henry Oakey, Drew Melchionni

Shots: Hobart 29, Virginia 70 Saves: Hobart (Fred Pawlikowski 28), Virginia (Sanderson 7) Faceoffs: Hobart 18, Virginia 12 Ground balls: Hobart 34, Virginia 41 Clears: Hobart 21/31, Virginia 27/33 Penalties: Hobart 2-1:30, Virginia 3-2:30 EMO: Hobart 0/3, Virginia 0/2




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