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May 23, 1999

PRINCETON, N.J. – Jay Jalbert, Drew McKnight and Tucker Radebaugh combined for12 goals to lead the Virginia men’s lacrosse team to a 17-10 win overDelaware today in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in Princeton,N.J.

The Blue Hens jumped on the third-seeded Cavaliers early, scoring thegame’s first four goals in the opening seven minutes. The Cavaliers closedthe gap to 4-2 to end the first period. The Cavaliers used their patentedquick-strike offense to knot the score at four in the first minute of thesecond quarter on goals by Radebaugh and McKnight. Radebaugh’s goal, hisfirst of the day, was the 100th of his career as he became just the seventhplayer in school history to score 100 goals.

Radebaugh’s second goal of the afternoon, a crank off a feed from ConorGill, put the Cavaliers up 5-4 less than two minutes into the secondperiod. But Delawared tied the score on a goal by John Grant. Grant addedtwo more tallies before halftime as the Blue Hens regained the lead at 7-6.McKnight put Virginia ahead for good with two goals to close the half asthe Cavaliers took an 8-7 lead to the lockerroom.

McKnight’s goals started a five-goal run for the Cavaliers, who quicklyextended the lead to 11-7 in the second half on goals by Josh Bradstreet,McKnight and Radebaugh.

Virginia out-scored Delaware 4-1 in the fourth quarter to close the scoringand earn its 13th berth in the final four.

Virginia goalie Derek Kenney recorded 13 saves on the afternoon, giving upjust five goals in the game’s final 45 minutes.

The Cavaliers had a decided advantage in face-offs, winning 26 of 31. DavidJenkins won 13 of 14, while Jason Hard won 13 of 17.

Delaware’s John Grant, the nation’s leading scorer, paced the Blue Henswith four goals and three assists, but the Virginia defense shut down therest of Delaware’s offense. Attackman Sean Carney came into the game with31 goals and 23 assists, but managed just two goals and one assist today.Midfielder Dennis DeBusschere entered the game with 38 goals, but was heldto just one by Virginia.

McKnight’s four goals today tied his season high and missed his career highby one. Radebaugh added four goals to up his total to 10 in the last threegames. He now has 39 goals this season, tied for the fifth-highest total inschool history. Jalbert scored four goals for the third game in a row.

In earning another berth in the final four, the Cavaliers improve theirrecord to 11-3 this season, while Delaware ends its season with a 13-3 mark.

The semifinals and finals of the NCAA Tournament will be held next weekend(May 29 and 31) in College Park, Md. Syracuse and Georgetown will meet inthe semifinals on Saturday at noon. The Cavaliers will face Johns Hopkinsin the second semifinal game. Monday’s championship game will begin at10:55 a.m.

Scoring by Qtr. 1   2   3   4   FinalDelaware        4   3   2   1   -10Virginia        2   6   5   4   -17


Scoring: Goals-UVa: Jay Jalbert 4, Drew McKnight 4, Tucker Radebaugh 4,David Baruch 2, Hanley Holcomb 2, Josh Bradstreet. Del: John Grant 4, SeanCarney 2, Jim Bruder, Dennis DeBusschere, Jason Lavey, Kevin Lavey.Assists-UVa: Conor Gill 3, Jalbert 2, McKnight 2, Radebaugh 2, David Bruce,Henry Oakey. Del: Grant 3, Carney, Mike Thearle.Shots-UVa: 41. Del: 43.Faceoffs-UVa: 26. Del: 5.Saves-UVa: 13 (Derek Kenney 13 saves, 9 goals allowed, 42 shots, 60minutes; Ben O’Neil 0 saves, 1 goal allowed, 1 shot, 1>

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