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May 6, 1999

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Virginia used a five-goal spurt in the third quarter tobreak open a tight contest and post a 16-11 win over Butler inIndianapolis, Ind., Wednesday afternoon, in the Cavailers’ final game ofthe regular season. The win, the fourth in a row for Virginia, as theCavailers upped their record to 10-3 this season. Butler falls to 8-7.

The third-ranked Cavaliers held a slim 10-8 lead at halftime over thehomestanding Bulldogs in a match-up that was tight throughout the first 30minutes. Butler won the game’s opening faceoff and wasted little timegetting on the board as Mike Regan scored just 12 seconds into the game.

Virginia then ran off the next four goals in a six-minute span to take thelead midway through the first quarter. Although Virginia retained the leadthe rest of the way, the Cavaliers could not stretch their lead to morethan four goals in the first half as the Bulldogs consistently answeredVirginia goals.

The visitors from Virginia, making the longest road trip in school history,pushed the lead to 9-5 on Jay Jalbert’s goal with 7:20 remaining beforehalftime. But Butler out-scored Virginia 3-1 to end the half and cut theCavaliers’ lead to two goals.

Jason Hard dominated the face offs in the third period winning all four asthe Cavaliers used the possessions to add to their lead. Five differentCavaliers scored in the third quarter as Virginia pushed the lead to thebiggest margin of the game at 15-8. The defense was also instrumental asthe Cavalier defenders shut down Butler for the first 20 minutes of thesecond half.

Butler scored three fourth quarter goals as Virginia worked to maintainpossession in the final period. Goalie Derek Kenney registered two bigsaves in the final eight minutes to help hold off the Bulldogs and stop anymomentum.

Virginia also made the Bulldogs pay for their mistakes, scoring goals onthe first three extra man opportunities. The man down defense also provedstellar as Butler could convert only one of five extra man opportunities.

Jalbert led the Cavaliers offensively with four goals, while TuckerRadebaugh notched three goals and three assists. Michael Leahy tied hiscareer high with three goals.

Virginia now awaits an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. The tournamentfield will be announced on Sunday.

Scoring by Qtr.  1 2 3 4 FinalVirginia         6 4 5 1 -16Butler           4 4 0 3 -11Attendance-175

Scoring: Goals-UVa: Jay Jalbert 4, Michael Leahy 3, Tucker Radebaugh 3,David Jenkins 2, Ryan Curtis, Conor Gill, Hanley Holcomb, Jamison Mullen.Butler: Cory Kahoun 3, Mike Regan 2, Chris Vosburgh 2, Ben Focht, MattMcSweeny, Mike Nicolosi, Doug Patterson.

Assists-UVa: Radebaugh 3, Gill 2, McKnight 2, David Baruch. Butler: Kahoun2, McSweeny, Regan, Vosburgh.

Shots-UVa 38, Butler 34.

Faceoffs-UVa 20. Butler 10.

Saves-UVa 11 (Derek Kenney 11 saves, 11 goals allowed, 34 shots, 60minutes). Butler11 (Marc Ferrandino 11 saves, 16 goals allowed, 38 shots,58 minutes; Chris Anastasiou 0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 0 shots, 2 minutes).

Clearing-UVa 16 of 19, Butler 20 of 21.

Ground Balls-UVa 58. Butler 31.

Penalties-UVa 5 for 4:00; Butler 8 for 7:00.

Extra-Man Opportunities-UVa 3 of 7, Butler 1 of 5.

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