March 28, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Midfielder Brian Carroll’s goal one minute into the seventh overtime lifted the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers to a 10-9 come-from-behind win over Maryland in the longest game in NCAA men’s division I lacrosse history.

The win in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener is the Cavaliers’ 11th in a row to open the season. Maryland entered the game in first place in the conference but now is 2-1 in the league and 6-3 overall.

Virginia rallied from a 3-goal deficit in the final six minutes of regulation to force overtime. Freshman Steele Stanwick started the Cavaliers on their late-game run with his fourth goal of the game at the 5:41 mark. Danny Glading scored 33 seconds later to draw UVa within one at 9-8. Carroll’s goal with four minutes and 39 seconds remaining forced the game into the extra sessions.

Maryland appeared to win the game nine seconds into the first overtime on Grant Catalino’s goal, but an inadvertent whistle by the officials negated the goal.

The Terrapins outshot Virginia 14-to-6 in the overtime periods, but Virginia goalie Adam Ghitelman consistently kept them from scoring. He finished with a career-high 22 saves, including six in overtime.

Maryland also had three extra-man opportunities in the overtime sessions, but was unable to capitalize on any. The Terps seemed to have an excellent chance late in the first overtime following a penalty on Ghitelman. Mark Wade came off the bench cold to replace Ghitelman and made a key save on a Dan Groot shot with just over three minutes to play in the second OT session.

Maryland 2-0-6-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0—9 record: 6-3
Virginia 1-2-2-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-1—10 record: 11-0

Scoring (G-A)—Md: Will Yeatman 2-3, Ryan Young 2-1, Travis Reed 2-0, Joe Cummings 1-0, Dan Groot 1-0, Bryn Holmes 1-0, Dam Burns 0-1, Grant Catalino 0-1. Va: Steele Stanwick 4-0, Brian Carroll 2-0, Danny Glading 1-4, Shamel Bratton 1-0, Steve Giannone 1-0, John Haldy 1-0, Garrett Billings 0-1, Matt Kelly 0-1.

Goalie Summary—Md: Brian Phipps 85 mins., 11 saves, 10 goals allowed. UVa: Adam Ghitelman 83:53 mins., 22 saves, 9 goals allowed; Mark Wade 1:07 mins., 1 sv., 0 GA.

Shots: Md—52, Va—37
Ground Balls: Md—43, Va—40
Clearing: Md—30x34, Va—27x34
Faceoffs: Md—15, Va—11
Penalties: Md—4-4:00, Va—5-4:00
EMO: Md—0x5, Va—0x3