Virginia Closes Regular Season with 11-7 Win Over Dartmouth
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VASenior Ben Rubeor scored a season-high four goals and Danny Glading notched three to lead Virginia to an 11-7 win over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon in the Cavaliers’ final regular season game of the season at Klckner Stadium.
The moves the Cavaliers to 11-2 this season as they prepare for next weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at Klckner Stadium. Dartmouth stands at 5-7 this spring and has two regular season contests remaining.
“I thought that was a very workmanlike effort and a good win against a team that’s coming on. I thought that we played very smartly at the end of the game,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “It was probably as cerebral a win as we’ve had in some time. I thought defensively we played the whole day. They got a couple of unsettled opportunities and a couple of extra-man (opportunities), but I thought when we were settled in the box, I thought our defense did a nice job.”
Dartmouth controlled the tempo during the first 10 minutes and scored twice during that span to take the early lead. Jonathan Livadas opened the scoring with two minutes and 14 seconds elapsed with a nice dodge from the top. Josh Gillam scored nearly six minutes later as the visitors’ lead grew to 2-0.
Virginia did not have its first extended offensive possession until late in the first quarter. The Cavaliers scored on their first good settled opportunity when Glading took a pass from midfielder Jack Riley and hitting an open shot from 10 yards out with 3:41 left.
The Cavaliers drew even less than two minutes later as Brian Carroll scored his 11th extra-man goal of the season. He found himself open in front and took a good feed from Glading for the equalizer.
Glading tallied his second of the quarter on a nice rip off and excellent pass by Peter Lamade to give Virginia its first lead with 47 seconds to play in the opening quarter. Virginia scored its fourth in a row as Rubeor’s long bounce shot beat goalie Michael Novosel with 10 seconds on the clock.
Will Barrow and Rubeor scored the first two goals of the second quarter to extend UVa’s lead to 6-2 late in the second quarter.
Jimmy Mullen ended Virginia’s 6-goal run with his only goal of the game three minutes and 29 seconds before halftime. Ari Sussman, Dartmouth’s leading scorer, got the first of his three goals 30 seconds later to cut Virginia’s lead in half.
Rubeor scored twice to close the half to give Virginia an 8-4 halftime lead.
Sussman scored the only two goals of a slow-paced third quarter as the Big Green halved Virginia’s lead for the second time.
Carroll ended Virginia’s nearly 23-minute scoring drought with his second goal of the afternoon with 9:14 to play. Glading pushed Virginia’s lead back to four with an extra-man score three minutes later.
Tim Daniels answered Glading’s goal eight seconds later to cut the Cavaliers’ lead to 10-7, but Dartmouth was unable to get any closer. The Big Green won the ensuing faceoff but misfired on four shots in the next two minutes before losing possession.
The Cavaliers ran off nearly three minutes and closed the scoring as Lamade beat a double team and found Gavin Gill alone in front for an uncontested shot on an open goal with 1:10 to play.
This game was webcast on ACC Select (www.accselect.com/virginia) and is available via replay.
The Cavaliers return to action Friday night in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. Duke and North Carolina square off in the first semifinal game Friday at 5 p.m. Virginia and Maryland follow at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s championship game is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.
Dartmouth 2-2-2-17 record: 5-7
Virginia 4-4-0-311 record: 11-2
Scoring (G-A) D: Ari Sussman 3-1, Jonathan Livadas 1-1, Tim Daniels 1-0, Josh Gillam 1-0, Jimmy Mullen 1-0. V: Ben Rubeor 4-2, Danny Glading 3-2, Brian Carroll 2-0, Gavin Gill 1-1, Will Barrow 1-0, Peter Lamade 0-3, Garett Ince 0-1, Jack Riley 0-1.
Goalie SummaryD: Michael Novosel 60 mins., 8 saves, 11 goals allowed. V: Bud Petit 60 mins., 7 saves, 7 goals allowed.
Shots: D31, V34
Ground Balls: D32, V30
Clearing: D12x17, V14x17
Faceoffs: D12, V10
Penalties: D3-2:30, V4-3:00
EMO: D1x4, V2x3