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April 28, 2001

Charlottesville, Va. –

Virginia erupted for 10 second-half goals to break open a tight game and roll to a 15-6 win over Ohio State in men’s lacrosse action today at Kl?ckner Stadium. The win ended the Cavaliers’ three-game losing streak as they improve to 6-6 on the season, Ohio State falls to 7-6 overall this season.

The Buckeyes scored first on a goal by junior Kevin Stephan just 61 seconds into the contest, but Virginia quickly answered. Playing on “Senior Day,” the homestanding Cavaliers reeled off five consecutive goals (scored by five different players) to build a 5-1 lead late in the first half as the game seemed to be getting away from Ohio State. But the Buckeyes battled back with two goals in the final two minutes of the half to cut the deficit to 5-3 at the break.

Senior Jamison Mullen scored both of his goals in the third quarter as Virginia out-scored the Buckeyes 5-1 in the period to build some breathing room. His second goal–at the 9:02 mark of the third quarter–came just 12 seconds after Ohio State scored to cut the lead to 7-4. A.J. Shannon and Chris Rotelli’s extra man goal closed out the scoring in the quarter to push the Cavaliers’ lead to 10-4.

Five different Wahoos scored in the fourth period as Virginia built its lead to double digits late in the contest.

The 10 seniors playing in their final game at Kl?ckner Stadium combined to score five goals and add 10 assists in the game. Jamison Mullen tallied two goals and two assists for a career-high four points, while Ian Shure passed for a career-high four assists and scored one goal.

Virginia concludes its regular season Tuesday (May 1) at Butler in a 4:00 p.m. (eastern) start.

Ohio State 1-2-1-2–6
UVa 4-1-5-5–15

shots:OSU 27,UVa 51

Saves:OSU 12 (T. Russo 12),UVa 12 (Johnson 11, R. Thompson 1)

Clearing:OSU 19 of 31,UVa 23 of 27

Faceoffs:OSU 9,UVa 16

Ground balls:OSU 49,UVa 54

Penalties:OSU 1-1:00,UVa 3-3:00

EMO:OSU 0 of 3,UVa 1 of 1

Ohio State scoring:
Goals–Sandy Boyce 2, Kevin Stephan 2, Patrick Donohue, Pat Myers.
Assists–John Cummings, Anthony Gilardi.

UVa scoring:
Goals–Billy Glading 2, Jamison Mullen 2, Chris Rotelli 2, A.J. Shannon 2, Hanley Holcomb, Eric Leibowitz, Justin Mullen, Will Quayle, Ian Shure, Brett Wagner, Trey Whitty.
Assists–Shure 4, Holcomb 2, Jamison Mullen 2, David Jenkins, Quayle.

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