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May 2, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia scored six goals in the final five minutes ofthe first half to break open a tight contest and roll to a 20-7 victoryover Butler this afternoon at Klockner Stadium. The win is the Cavaliers’12th in a row and sets the school record for consecutive victories overcollegiate opponents. Virginia also won 12 consecutive contests overcollege teams in 1970-71.

With the win the Cavaliers raise their record to 12-1 overall, while Butlerfalls to 5-9. The win also sets a school record for most wins in theregular season for Virginia.

David Bruce and Ian Shure led all scorers with three goals apiece to pacethe Cavalier attack. Overall 12 different Cavaliers scored in the game.Conor Gill tied his career high with five assists, while chipping in withtwo goals. He has had 13 assists in the last three games.

The first quarter was played at a very deliberate pace as Butler attemptedto slow the Cavalier attack. UVa scored twice in the opening five minutes,but then didn’t score again for the next six minutes. The period ended withVirginia holding a 4-1 lead.

Butler’s Matt See scored his only goal of the day one minute into thesecond quarter to draw Butler to within two goals at 4-2. But the Cavaliersanswered that goal with eight consecutive tallies, including six in theclosing five minutes of the half. David Bruce and Drew McKnight both scoredtwice in the run as six different Cavaliers found the back of the net inbuilding a 12-2 halftime lead.

The third quarter was much the same as Virginia extended its lead to 17-4at the end of the period. Virginia substituted liberally in the fourthquarter as everybody who was in uniform played. Three goalies saw action inthe net for Virginia in the fourth quarter and gave up three goals toButler. Butler’s leading scorer, Mike Regan, scored just one goal in thegame and that came with one second left to play in the game.

The game marked the final home game for 13 Virginia seniors. The group ofCavaliers, including Duffy Birckhead, David Bruce, Ryan Curtis, Jason Hard,Jay Jalbert, Drew McKnight, Ben O’Neil, Will Quayle, Peter Ragosa, RichardReid, Bruce Townsend, Court Weisleder and Doug Worthen have won three ofthe last four ACC titles and compiled a 44-12 (.786) record.

Virginia will now wait for a bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Bids willbe extended on Sunday (May 7).

            1   2   3   4   Total   Record NowButler      1   1   2   3    -7        5-9Virginia    4   8   5   3   -20       12-1

GOALS: Virginia-David Bruce 3, Ian Shure 3, Conor Gill 2, Hanley Holcomb 2,Jay Jalbert 2, Drew McKnight 2, Andrew Faraone, Billy Glading, Jason Hard,Eric Leibowitz, Chris Rotelli, Aaron Vercollone. Butler-Matt McSweeney,Doug Patterson, Mike Regan, Brian Ronquillo, Phil Schaefer, Matt See, ChrisVosburgh.

ASSISTS: Virginia-Gill 5, McKnight 2, Shure 2, Bruce, Ryan Curtis, DavidJenkins, Will Quayle, A.J. Shannon. Butler-Adam Cichostepski, DanTorgersen, Rob Wood.

SAVES: Virginia-9 (Derek Kenney 7 saves, 4 goals allowed, 16 shots faced,45 minutes, Ben O’Neil 1 save, 0 goals allowed, 1 shot faced, 11 minutes,Duffy Birckhead 1 save, 2 goals allowed, 3 shots faced, 4 minutes, GeorgeGreczmiel 0 saves, 1 goal allowed, 1 shot faced, 0+ minutes). Butler-20(Marc Ferrandino 16 saves, 17 goals allowed, 48 shots faced, 45 minutesplayed, Brendan Winkler 4 saves, 3 goals allowed, 12 shots faced, 15minutes).

SHOTS: V 60, B 21.
FACEOFFS: V 22, B 9.
CLEARING: V 26 of 29 chances, B 17 of 32
PENALTIES: V 1 for 1:00, B 2 for 2:00
EXTRA-MAN: V 0 of 1, B 0 of 0.

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