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April 10, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Midfielder Jay Jalbert ended a two-game goal scoringdrought with three goals, including two in the fourth quarter, to leadVirginia to a 17-14 win over North Carolina in ACC men’s lacrosse actionthis afternoon at Klckner Stadium.

The game was nip-and-tuck throughout and proved to be a game of scoringruns. Virginia held an 8-5 lead at halftime as eight different playerstallied for the Cavaliers in the opening 30 minutes.

But the break proved beneficial to the Tar Heels as they stormed out withfour straight goals in the first seven minutes of the second half to take a9-8 lead. North Carolina’s defense was particularly effective in containingthe explosive Virginia attack. The Cavaliers tied the score at nine at the8:25 mark of the third quarter on their first shot of the period on a goalby Tucker Radebaugh. The visitors regained the lead on Chase Martin’sfourth goal of the afternoon just over a minute later. Henry Oakey’s goalwith 30 seconds left in the third period enabled Virginia to tie the scoreagain at 10 heading into the final 15 minutes.

Virginia regained the lead on Hanley Holcomb’s extra man goal early in thefourth quarter. The ensuing four minutes saw a flurry of scoring as NorthCarolina rallied to tie the score twice. Radebaugh’s third goal of theafternoon on a roll dodge that lost his defender at 5:31 of the fourthquarter proved to be the winner for UVa. Drew McKnight tallied a short timelater to give the Cavaliers a little cushion, but Justin Bowman brought theTar Heels to within one at 15-14 with 5:15 remaining. Jalbert’s second goalof the quarter came on a falling down crank shot that got past goalieJarron Harkness as Carolina seemed to be regaining the momentum to make afinal run. Virginia controlled the ball the rest of the way, adding a finalgoal with 2:16 to play.

“I haven’t been shooting the ball well lately, but today they werefalling,” said Jalbert. “If I don’t shoot the ball well, I just do theother things like getting ground balls. The ball just happened to go intoday. Like they say, ‘There’s no ‘I’ in team.’ We get different scoringfrom different people every week which is the definition of a good team.”

The win improves the Cavaliers’ record to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the ACC.North Carolina falls to 5-5 overall and 0-2 in the ACC. Virginia travels toDurham, N.C., next Sunday for a 2 p.m. meeting against second-ranked Duke.

North Carolina   2   3   5   4   -14Virginia         3   5   2   7   -17


Goals-UVa: Jay Jalbert 3, TuckerRadebaugh 3, Hanley Holcomb 2, DrewMcKnight 2, Henry Oakey 2, David Baruch,Ryan Curtis, Conor Gill, Jason Hard,Michael Leahy.UNC: Chase Martin 4, Pat Jackson 3, Jeremy Carey 2,Ryan Beard, Justin Bowman, Dan Collins,Matt Crofton, Jeff Sonke.

Assists-UVa: Brenndan Mohler 2, JohnHarvey, Jalbert, McKnight, Radebaugh.UNC: Crofton 2, Sonke 2, J. Carey,Martin, Kevin Mehm.

Shots-UVa: 44. UNC: 43.

Saves-UVa: 10 (Derek Kenney 10 saves, 14 goals allowed, 43 shots faced, 60 minutes).UNC: 13 (Jarron Harkness, 13 saves, 17 goals allowed, 44 shots faced, 60 minutes).

Face offs-UVa: 21. UNC: 14.Ground Balls-UVa: 75. UNC: 54.Clearing-UVa: 24 of 30. UNC: 24 of 29.Penalties-UVa: 3 for 2:30. UNC: 2 for 2:00.Extra Man Opportunities-UVa: 1 of 2. UNC: 2 of 3Series-Virginia leads 34-22 and has won the last 4.

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