April 3, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Attackmen Drew McKnight and Tucker Radebaugh scored four goals each to lead Virginia to a 13-4 win over Maryland in men's lacrosse action today at Klckner Stadium. The win was Virginia's ACC opener and improved the Cavaliers' record to 5-2 overall. The fifth-ranked Terrapins drop to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in the ACC.
The Virginia defense also proved outstanding today, limiting the visiting Terrapins to one goal in the final 54 minutes of the game as freshman goalie Derek Kenney recorded eight saves on the afternoon. Kenney was forced to make just one save in the second half as the Cavaliers controlled the ball for most of the final 30 minutes.
The Cavaliers took the early lead on McKnight's first goal of the afternoon less than three minutes into the contest. The Terrapins responded with three consecutive goals in just over a minute as Matt Brock, Jeff Shirk and Brian Zeller tallied for Maryland. The Terps' third goal came with 9:14 remaining in the first quarter.
Virginia countered Maryland's run with a nine-goal run of its own with McKnight and Radebaugh each scoring three times during the run. McKnight's overhand crank off a Gill feed with 14:15 left in the second quarter proved to be the winner for the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers led 7-3 at halftime and out-scored Maryland 6-1 in the second half.
"We mixed it up pretty well," said Radebaugh. "We got a lot of bounces, but you have to realize that we created a lot of those bounces. The play of our defense and our goalie, and winning the faceoffs is what won the game for us."
Scoring by Qtr. 1 2 3 4 Final Maryland 3 0 1 0 - 4 Virginia 3 4 4 2 - 13 Attendance-2,421Scoring: Goals-UVA: Tucker Radebaugh 4, Drew McKnight 4, Conor Gill, Hanley Holcomb, Jamison Mullen, Mark Murphy, Henry Oakey. Maryland: Matt Brock, Scott Hochstadt, Jeff Shirk, Brian Zeller.
Assists-UVA: Conor Gill 5, Radebaugh 2, David Bruce, Holcomb, McKnight. Maryland: Hochstadt.
Faceoffs-UVA 14, Md. 6.
Saves-UVA 8 (Derek Kenney 8 saves, 4 goals allowed, 29 shots, 60 minutes). Md 16 (Kevin Healy, 16 saves, 12 goals allowed, 39 shots, 56 minutes; Pat
McGinnis, 0 saves, 1 goal allowed, 2 shots, 4 minutes).
Clearing-UVA 22 of 25, Md. 20 of 29.
Ground Balls-UVA 46, Md. 34.
Penalties-UVA 3 for 2:00; Md. 7 for 5:30.
Extra-Man Opportunities-UVA 4 of 7, Md. 0 for 2.