April 29, 2000

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio — Conor Gill scored four goals and added four assists to lead the No. 1 Virginia men’s lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over Ohio State at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday in front of 1,855 fans, the largest crowd in Ohio State lacrosse history. The Buckeyes fall to 6-7, while Virginia extends its winning streak to 11 games and moves to 11-1 on the season.%^$

%^$Visiting Virginia dominated the first three quarters of the game, opening with a 10-0 lead. The Cavaliers scored four goals in the first stanza, including two goals and an assist from Gill.%^$

%^$In the second quarter the Buckeyes stepped up their defense holding Virginia to only one tally.%^$

%^$Virginia came out ready in the second half. The Cavaliers scored five unanswered goals to open the third quarter, to give them their largest lead. Ohio State finally got on the board late in the third with a goal by John Cummings (Fr., Baltimore, Md./Loyola).%^$

%^$The fourth quarter was all Ohio State. The Buckeyes outscored the Cavaliers 6-3 in the final period. Tim Houston (Sr., Garden City, N.J./Garden City) found the back of the net twice in the fourth quarter. Ohio State also got three points from Pat Myers (Fr., Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) off a goal and two assists.%^$

%^$Buckeye goalkeeper Mike Abeles (Sr., Westfield, N.J./Westfield) played all 60 minutes and recorded 15 saves. Virginia split time between two goalies. Derek Kenney played the first three quarters and finished with five saves, while Ben O’Neil played the last 15 minutes and did not record a save.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday, when they travel to New York to take on Cornell.%^$


%^$Score by Quarter%^$ 1 2 3 4 Final%^$Virginia 4 1 5 3 13%^$Ohio State 0 0 1 6 7%^$

%^$Goalie Stats%^$Virginia-Kenney-5 saves, 1 GA%^$ O’Neil-0 saves, 6 GA%^$Ohio State-Abeles-15 saves, 13 GA%^$

%^$Team Stats%^$ Shots Groundballs Faceoffs%^$Virginia 37 57 15/23%^$Ohio State 24 23 8/23%^$

%^$Individual Stats%^$(Goals-Assists-Points)%^$Ohio State Virginia%^$Pat Myers (1-2-3) Conor Gill (4-4-8)%^$Tim Houston (2-0-2) Ian Shure (0-3-3)%^$Kevin Stephan (0-2-2) Drew McKnight (2-0-2)%^$John Cummings (1-0-1) Jay Jalbert (2-0-2)%^$Mike Norton (1-0-1) Jason Hard (1-0-1)%^$Pat Donohue (1-0-1) Peter Ragosa (1-0-1)%^$Curtis Smith (1-0-1) Chris Rotelli (1-0-1)%^$ Will Quayle (1-0-1)%^$ David Bruce (1-0-1)%^$ Brendan Mohler (0-1-1)%^$

%^$Scoring Summary%^$Qtr. Team Time Goal (Assist) UVA-OSU%^$1 UVA 14:01 McKnight (Shure) 1-0%^$1 UVA 7:14 Jalbert (Gill) 2-0%^$1 UVA 4:37 Gill 3-0%^$1 UVA 1:30 Gill (Shure) 4-0%^$2 UVA 3:14 Gill (Shure) 5-0%^$3 UVA 13:39 Hard 6-0%^$3 UVA 12:04 Ragosa (Gill) 7-0%^$3 UVA 6:30 Rotelli 8-0%^$3 UVA 4:26 Gill (Mohler) 9-0%^$3 UVA 2:55 McKnight (Gill) 10-0%^$3 OSU 1:47 Cummings (Stephan) 10-1%^$4 OSU 13:51 Norton 10-2%^$4 OSU 11:14 Myers 10-3%^$4 UVA 10:16 Bruce (Gill) 11-3%^$4 OSU 8:25 Donohue (Stephan) 11-4%^$4 OSU 7:02 Houston (Myers) 11-5%^$4 UVA 5:18 Jalbert 12-5%^$4 UVA 3:13 Smith 12-6%^$4 UVA 2:03 Quayle 13-6%^$4 OSU 1:18 Houston (Myers) 13-7%^$