Cavaliers Advance to NCAA Championship Game
May 29, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman attackman Conor Gill (Timonium, Md.) tied his career high with five goals and junior Jay Jalbert (Huntgintgon, N.Y.) scored three goals and added one assist to propel No. 3 seed Virginia (12-3) to a 16-11 victory over No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins (11-3) in the NCAA men’s lacrosse semifinals at Byrd Stadium. Gill scored all five of his goals in the first quarter to boost the Cavaliers to an insurmountable 9-3 lead after the first 15 minutes. Gill also scored five first-quarter goals against Rutgers on March 16, 1999.
Virginia advances to the NCAA Finals vs. Syracuse on Monday at 10:55 a.m., at Byrd Stadium. Syracuse defeated Georgetown, 13-9, in the first semifinal today. The game will be televised live on ESPN.
Gill’s goal scoring-spree began with 5:36 elapsed in the first quarter. He scored to put Virginia up 4-1 (5:36 elapsed), 5-1 (6:29 elapsed), 6-1 (6:39 elapsed), 8-1 (7:31 elapsed) and 9-2 (8:44 elapsed). Gill entered the game with 16 goals; he now has 21 goals and is Virginia’s second-leading goal scorer this season.
With the score tied 1-1, Virginia scored seven unanswered goals in a span of 3:22. Senior midfielder Matt O’Kelly scored for Johns Hopkins with 8:32 remaining to make the score 8-2. Senior attackmen Tucker Radebaugh (Glen Arm, Md.), sophomore midfielder Hanley Holcomb (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Jelbert also scored first-half goals.
Junior attackman Dan Denihan (Manhasset, N.Y.) led Johns Hopkins with a season-high tying five goals. Denihan added two assists to total a game-high seven points. Junior midfielder A.J. Haugen (Bethpage, N.Y.) scored two goals and added two assists while senior midfielder Matt O’Kelly (Manhasset, N.Y.) scored one goal and added two assists.
Virginia goalie Derek Kenney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) recorded a career-high 15 saves. Johns Hopkins’ Brian Carcaterra (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) recorded 11 stops.
Virginia 9 2 2 3 - 16Johns Hopkins 3 3 2 3 - 11
Qtr. Time Team Goal Assist Score1 0:37 UVA Jay Jalbert Tucker Radebaugh V, 1-01 0:47 JHU Dan Denihan None 1-11 4:09 UVA Tucker Radebaugh None V, 2-1 1 4:38 UVA Hanley Holcomb None V, 3-11 5:36 UVA Conor Gill None V, 4-11 6:29 UVA Conor Gill None V, 5-11 6:39 UVA Conor Gill Jay Jalbert V, 6-11 6:48 UVA David Baruch Tucker Radebaugh V, 7-11 7:31 UVA Conor Gill Drew McKnight V, 8-11 8:32 JHU Matt O’Kelly A.J. Haugen V, 8-21 8:44 UVA Conor Gill None V, 9-21 9:36 JHU A.J. Haugen Dan Denihan V, 9-32 3:54 UVA EMO Michael Leahy Drew McKnight V, 10-32 4:41 JHU Dave Rabuano Dan Denihan V, 10-42 8:14 JHU Dylan Schlott Matt O’Kelly V, 10-52 9:44 JHU Dan Denihan None V, 10-62 11:53 UVA Aaron Vercollone None V, 11-63 1:12 UVA Jay Jalbert None V, 12-63 10:51 JHU EMO A.J. Haugen None V, 12-73 12:43 UVA David Bruce Jamie Leachman V, 13-73 14:59 JHU Dan Denihan None V, 13-84 0:27 UVA Jay Jalbert None V, 14-84 1:37 JHU Justin Shaberly Matt O’Kelly V, 14-94 2:38 JHU Dan Denihan None V, 14-104 3:57 UVA EMO Tucker Radebaugh Drew McKnight V, 15-104 11:59 UVA Jamie Leachman Henry Oakey V, 16-104 14:39 JHU Dan Denihan None V, 16-11
INDIVIDUAL SCORINGVirginia Goals-Asst.-Pts.Conor Gil 5-0-5Tucker Radebaugh 2-2-4Jay Jalbert 3-1-4Drew McKnight 0-3-3Jamie Leachman 1-1-2Hanley Holcomb 1-0-1David Baruch 1-0-1Michael Leahy 1-0-1Aaron Vercollone 1-0-1David Bruce 1-0-1Henry Oakey 0-1-1
Johns Hopkins Goals-Asst.-Pts.Dan Denihan 5-2-7A.J. Haugen 2-1-3Matt O’Kelly 1-2-3David Rabuano 1-0-1Dylan Schlott 1-0-1Justin Shaberly 1-0-1
GOALIESVirginia Saves GA Min.Derek Kenney 15 11 59:28Ben O’Neil 0 0 0:32
Johns Hopkins Saves GA Min.Brian Carcaterra 11 16 60:00
BYRD STADIUM (College Park, Md.)ATTENDANCE: 27,586 (Third highest all-time for an NCAA semifinal doubleheader)
TEAM STATSCategory Virginia Johns HopkinsShots 15-9-6-7+37 10-13-12-10=45Saves 3-4-5-3=15 3-4-2-2=11Face-Offs 18/28 10/28Groundballs 16-7-10-15=48 712-10-9=38Clears 23/26 21/28Extra-Man Opp. 2/6 1/6Penalties 6/5:00 8/6:00