Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, April 18
April 18, 2009
Wahoos Explode in Fourth Quarter for 13-6 Win over Dartmouth
The Cavaliers close the regular season with a 13-1 record, while Dartmouth falls to 4-9 this season. Virginia turns its attention to next weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Cavaliers are the tournament’s third seed and face second seed Duke in the semifinals on Friday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. Duke handed Virginia its only loss by a 15-10 count last weekend in Durham. Duke has won six consecutive games against the Cavaliers dating back to 2005.
Garrett Billings, Brian Carroll and Steve Giannone all scored three goals to lead the Virginia offense, while Danny Glading added one goal and assisted on three others.
Duke Grinds Out Win Over Army
Duke (10-3) held the Black Knights to just one goal in the second half while adding three tallies of its own to pull away for the 10-6 win. The Blue Devils had six different goal scorers and handed out five assists on the afternoon. Catalino led the way with his career-high three points, while junior Max Quinzani dropped in a pair of scores.
Redshirt freshman Justin Turri added two goals to his season total to round out the multiple-goal scorers. Senior Steve Schoeffel dished out a career-high two helpers. At the X, senior Sam Payton was outstanding, winning 13-of-17 restarts and picking up five ground balls.
Tar Heels Explode In Second Half To Power Past No. 6 Hofstra
In improving to 10-4, Carolina handed the Pride, now 9-2, its first home loss of its 2009 campaign and it ended Hofstra's seven-match winning streak. The Pride's last loss came on March 7 when it was defeated 12-7 at Johns Hopkins. The 13 goals scored by the Tar Heels are the most allowed by Hofstra this season.
With back-to-back non-conference wins, the Tar Heels now carry the momentum from a road win over a Top 10 team into next weekend's Atlantic Coast Conference Lacrosse Tournament at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels will meet top-seeded Maryland at 5 p.m. Friday in the opening semifinal game followed at 7:30 p.m. by the other semifinal game between No. 2 seed Duke and No. 3 seed Virginia. The ACC championship game will be next Sunday at 3:30 p.m. UNC will be seeking its first league title since 1996.
No. 14 Maryland Men's Lacrosse Rolls Past Quakers, 9-2
The Terps got off to a good start just two minutes into the game when senior Nick Ward took a feed from sophomore Ryan Young in front of the Quaker goal and put in in for a 1-0 Terrapin lead.
It took Maryland 10 minutes to get another tally on the board, but at the 2:55 mark sophomore Grant Catalino skipped a pass from the left side over to the right alley where freshman Jake Bernhardt bounced a shot past Penn goalie Joe Hegener for a 2-0 lead.