Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, February 21
Feb. 21, 2009
Attackman Garrett Billings tied a school record with eight goals to lead Virginia to a 20-10 win over Stony Brook before 2861 fans at LaValle Stadium for the Cavaliers’ third win to start the season.
Billings tied the record set by Butch McCleary vs. Navy in 1958 and Doug Knight against Syracuse in 1996. Billings added three assists for a career-high 11 points, tied for third in school history. Billings also became the 11th player in school history to score 100 career goals; he now has 101.
The senior from Western Canada got the Cavaliers off to a quick start with two goals in the opening five minutes as Virginia built a 5-0 lead late in the opening quarter. Freshman Kyle Belton scored with 2.9 seconds left in the quarter for the Seawolves’ first goal.
Senior midfielder Jeremy Sieverts tallied a hat trick for the Terps, but it wasn't enough as the third-ranked University of Maryland men's lacrosse team dropped a tough 13-10 decision to No. 8 Georgetown in front of 2,530 fans at Ludwig Field Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Andrew Brancaccio and Ryan Shuler, but the Terps stormed back with three-straight goals to take a 3-2 lead.
Sophomore Grant Catalino got Maryland on the board at the 10:25 mark of the first quarter with a goal from the left wing. Sophomore Ryan Young picked up the assist with a nifty feed from behind the cage after losing his defender with a couple of quick roll-dodges. Sieverts then scored back-to-back unassisted goals on similar plays; both coming off of dodges down the right alley.